[Ethical Practices (Food Industry)]: The ethics of the 10 largest food companies! #ecoViVaCity

We all know stories of corporate misbehaviour, from companies depleting groundwater for bottling and leaving local communities with empty wells, or cases of child labour on plantations. But this isn’t really about specific cases, but about policy. Some companies have stated policies protecting people and the environment. Most don’t. An even more select group have policies and report on them, so that everyone can see if they are delivering on their ambitions or not. Behind the Brands aims to encourage more companies to develop and monitor policies, so that one day, it’ll be normal for corporations to pay a living wage or to set themselves carbon emissions targets.

Make Wealth History

This week Oxfam published the results of a survey into the ethical practices of the world’s ten largest food companies. Over the course of 18 months they drew together publicly available information all into one place. They then gave the companies a score out of ten on seven key issues, such as climate, land and water. Here are the results:

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We all know stories of corporate misbehaviour, from companies depleting groundwater for bottling and leaving local communities with empty wells, or cases of child labour on plantations. But this isn’t really about specific cases, but about policy. Some companies have stated policies protecting people and the environment. Most don’t. An even more select group have policies and report on them, so that everyone can see if they are delivering on their ambitions or not. Behind the Brands aims to encourage more companies to develop and monitor policies…

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