08/11/2018 | Ingredients

Nestlé and SDP launch worker helpline to tackle human and labour rights issues in palm oil supply chain

Nestlé has announced a collaboration with Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) to pilot a project that will help eliminate human and labour rights abuses in their shared palm oil supply chain in Malaysia. A highly enhanced helpline co-developed by the solution developer Elevate and Responsible Business Alliance will allow workers to report on working conditions, recruitment, safety and other labour issues.

The robust helpline is the first of its kind in the palm oil sector and it builds on previous work in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia. It also utilizes Elevate’s cutting edge Labourlink mobile worker survey platform, which aims to assess actual and potential human rights risk, deliver mitigation plans, and track effectiveness of actions taken.