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Have #Reuters, #Bloomberg and #Telegraph become the extended media department of #Nestlé? #lobbycratie #mediacratie

Have #Reuters, #Bloomberg and #Telegraph become the extended media department of #Nestlé? #lobbycratie #mediacratie | News in english | Scoop.it
VEVEY, Switzerland (Reuters) - Nestle, the world's biggest food company and a major employer in Europe, plans to recruit 20,000 young people as the continent grapples with a youth unemployment crisis that...
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"Have Reuters, Bloomberg and Telegraph become the extended media department of Nestlé? Regarding the article #Nestle to Help Find 20,000 Jobs (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-nestle-jobs-europe-idUSBRE95Q0IJ20130627)

who are these media sources fooling ? Nestlé has no kind of social and humanitarian purposes. If it is recruiting people it is not to help the youth finding jobs but to respond to its needs. To use a social problem to bolster its image is unethical and the media is playing into the hands of Nestlé and fuelling its propaganda machine. Is there a journalist who can say the truth and the full truth?"

and to think critically and not voice whatever Nestle says like  a parrot?"

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Open Letter to #Nestlé by @yasminemotarjem #FoodSafety #Suisse #Ethic

Open Letter by 
Yasmine Motarjemi , Former Corporate Food Safety Manager (2000-2010), Assistant Vice President
to
Mr Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nestlé, S.A
55 Avenue Nestlé
CH-1800 Vevey

"Nyon, 4th Septembre 2010
Dear Mr Chairman,
I was your Corporate Food Safety Manager from 2000 to 2010. I write to you today for two reasons: 
first, to share with you my concerns regarding a culture and management practices in Nestlé, which 
undermine food safety; and, second, to inform you of my personal experiences while attempting to
improve the situation.
I long nouris

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Open Letter by 
Yasmine Motarjemi , Former Corporate Food Safety Manager (2000-2010), Assistant Vice President
to
Mr Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nestlé, S.A
55 Avenue Nestlé
CH-1800 Vevey

"Nyon, 4th Septembre 2010
Dear Mr Chairman,
I was your Corporate Food Safety Manager from 2000 to 2010. I write to you today for two reasons: 
first, to share with you my concerns regarding a culture and management practices in Nestlé, which 
undermine food safety; and, second, to inform you of my personal experiences while attempting to
improve the situation.
I long nourished the hope that you would be interested in meeting the person responsible for dealing 
with everyday problems of the Company in an area as important as the safety of Nestlé products. 
However, to my regret we have never had the opportunity to meet and discuss the food safety 
situation in the Company. As both corporate-level management of food safety and my professional 
status deteriorated to the point of being unacceptable, I was compelled to report my concerns to 
Management with the expectation that a fair evaluation of the situation would be undertaken. In 
the event, my efforts were in vain. 
Mr Chairman, I always found listening to your speeches a source of motivation and inspiration. 
Moreover, Nestlé Policies and Management Principles portray a model Company, with the most 
laudable corporate values. A glance at the Company building, offices and facilities is enough to make 
any outsider believe that this is an ideal working environment. 
However, after only a short time, I was profoundly disappointed at how people are managed, the 
discrepancies between your public statements and the private deeds of managers; between the 
Company’s policies and management principles and actual practices; and between the proclaimed 
values and the prevailing fear culture (including mobbing and intimidation) that managers nourished. 
I was particularly saddened by the growing realisation that Management was not only aware of this 
situation but that it was also fully accepted by the very people who should have been, in fact, the inhouse guardians of policy compliance.I failed to see the flawless execution of policy that you promoted in your speeches. Didn’t you state 
that the management of food quality and safety depends on the quality of management? What can 
be said about food safety management when the members of Management themselves do not 
respect Company policies and principles? 
If I dared challenge the Company’s food safety and human resource practices I can assure you that it 
was not out of disrespect. On the contrary, it was because of my loyalty to the Company, my 
colleagues and the consumers we served. It was also because for me the safety of our products and 
respect for our colleagues were non-negotiable values. Involving staff in building a better company 
unavoidably includes exposing shortcomings. But surely it is better to receive timely feedback from 
within than to be publicly embarrassed later by failures.
You have often expressed your commitment to food safety. Please allow me to share with you my 
own vision in this regard. Over and above the technical and scientific aspects, the foundation of 
good food safety management is an equitable system of people management that is based on 
professionalism, fairness, objectivity, open-mindedness, respect for staff and, most importantly, for 
their dignity. I regret to say that I failed to see this approach implemented at the Nestlé Head Office. 
My own situation is a case in point. 
On several occasions I reported – first to members of Management and then, in November 2009, to 
Mr Paul Bulcke – serious shortcomings in food safety management, the professional difficulties I 
faced, and the shameful treatment that I experienced in Nestlé. I hoped that I would be given the 
opportunity to provide a full and accurate account of events during the period 2005-2010. In 
response, my contract was terminated with no opportunity to provide details of my experience. 
Nevertheless, I am prepared to meet with you, at your convenience, to share my observations on 
practices in Nestlé and their eventual repercussions on Nestlé’s reputation and consumers. I would 
also hope to use this opportunity to identify an equitable solution for my personal difficult situation, another consequence of the past events in Nestlé" 
source : http://www.rts.ch/info/3989665.html/BINARY/Mr+CEO.pdf
more here (in french) http://www.rts.ch/info/economie/3988696-une-ex-responsable-de-la-securite-alimentaire-depose-plainte-contre-nestle.html
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more (in german ) : http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/nestle-im-keim-erstickt

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Conflicts of Interest threaten Mexico’s hunger project. #Nestlé #alimenteurs

Conflicts of Interest threaten Mexico’s hunger project. #Nestlé #alimenteurs | News in english | Scoop.it
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While welcoming the Mexican Government’s promise to include the protection and support of breastfeeding in its newly launched National Crusade Against Hunger, the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) is deeply concerned about the news that the initiative involves partnerships with global food giants such as  PepsiCo, Nestlé, Walmart, 7 Eleven andKMart.  

As part of the partnership agreement signed yesterday, Nestlé will run a programme called Mi Dulce Negocio Nestle  (My Sweet Business). This will create a network of 15,000 women who will sell ‘nutritional’ and other products in the poorest communities and give nutritional advice - all sponsored by Nestlé. 

 

Mexican people already suffer one of the world’s highest rates of obesity and diabetes – diseases that are largely driven by the marketing of the ultra-processed foods that are sold by these companies. The initiative will, in effect, subsidize and facilitate the penetration of Nestlé products into the Mexican market, under the perfect philanthropic guise of conquering malnutrition. Such businesses partnerships affect the development of food policies and undermine local food production and traditional food culture. 

 

About half of Mexico's 115 million population is classified as poor, with about 12 million of those living in extreme poverty. Unveiling his plans in January, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, had cited Brazil's efforts to put an end to poverty as an inspiration. Under its former president Lula da Silva, Brazil is said to have lifted around 20 million people out of poverty between 2003 and 2009.   What seems to have been forgotten is that while initially Nestlé was involved in the Zero Hunger campaign, after protests and organised pressure from civil society and government officers, it was excluded. it was excluded.  Zero Hunger promoted strong linkages with local farmers and supported local economies through traditional foods

 

Patti Rundall, OBE, Co-Chair of IBFAN and a leader of the 20-Country Nestlé Boycott is this week meeting policy makers at the Senate and Congress, to discuss the global concern about conflicts of interest and the need to protect health policies from the commercial interests.   

“It is shocking and sad that President Nieto has allowed the Crusade – which has such important objectives - to be captured by some of the world’s most dangerous corporations, precisely those who are driving the chronic disease epidemic. There is no doubt in my mind that these ‘partnerships’ will distort the Mexican Government’s laudable aim to tackle hunger. However genuine these companies and their public relations teams may sound, their top strategy priority is to change the traditional eating patterns in developing countries. Their tricky tactics undermine confidence in local fresh foods and breastfeeding and  will  lead to more, not less, malnutrition. “  

 

Dr Marcos Arana, Co-Regional Coordinator for IBFAN Latin America said,  

“The involvement of 15,000 women hired by Nestle to promote food education, could represent one of the biggest violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and the subsequent World Health Assembly Resolutions.  These UN rules warn against such conflicts of interest, and forbid baby food manufacturers from making direct or indirect contact with mothers. 

We should make a call to the Mexican government to stop this immediately and instead bring in regulations that incorporate the Code and ban junk food marketing to children.  These marketing controls should be a central plank of the Crusade to protect children.  In my region of Chiapas, every day I see how bad infant feeding results in malnutrition and infant deaths. This is an outrage that is totally avoidable.”

 

Speaking about his concerns about Walmart and 7Eleven, Alvaro Urreta Fernandez, President of the Union of Producers and small merchants, Mexico City,  said: 

“The uncontrolled growth of these multinational corporation has a negative economic and social impact, harming small producers of fruits and vegetables, encouraging an increase in the consumption of junk foods. We have seen that the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables is dramatically decreasing due to the presence of these companies. We urgently need international support to denounce this situation.  Instead of  allowing multinationals to be partners in this Crusade against Hunger,  we need the Mexican Government to support small producers and peasants.” 

 

- END-

 

For more information: 

Patti Rundall, Co-Chair, IBFAN/Baby Milk Action  prundall@babymilkaction.org  +44 7786 523493

Dr Marcos Arana, Co-Regional Coordinator for IBFAN Latin America, IBFAN Mexico marcos.arana@prodigy.net.mx   +52 1 9671062196

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Open Letter to #Nestlé by @yasminemotarjemi #FoodSafety #Suisse #Justice #Swiss

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Open Letter by 
Yasmine Motarjemi , Former Corporate Food Safety Manager (2000-2010), Assistant Vice President
to
Mr Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nestlé, S.A
55 Avenue Nestlé
CH-1800 Vevey

"Nyon, 4th Septembre 2010
Dear Mr Chairman,
I was your Corporate Food Safety Manager from 2000 to 2010. I write to you today for two reasons: 
first, to share with you my concerns regarding a culture and management practices in Nestlé, which 
undermine food safety; and, second, to inform you of my personal experiences while attempting to
improve the situation.
I long nourished the hope that you would be interested in meeting the person responsible for dealing 
with everyday problems of the Company in an area as important as the safety of Nestlé products. 
However, to my regret we have never had the opportunity to meet and discuss the food safety 
situation in the Company. As both corporate-level management of food safety and my professional 
status deteriorated to the point of being unacceptable, I was compelled to report my concerns to 
Management with the expectation that a fair evaluation of the situation would be undertaken. In 
the event, my efforts were in vain. 
Mr Chairman, I always found listening to your speeches a source of motivation and inspiration. 
Moreover, Nestlé Policies and Management Principles portray a model Company, with the most 
laudable corporate values. A glance at the Company building, offices and facilities is enough to make 
any outsider believe that this is an ideal working environment. 
However, after only a short time, I was profoundly disappointed at how people are managed, the 
discrepancies between your public statements and the private deeds of managers; between the 
Company’s policies and management principles and actual practices; and between the proclaimed 
values and the prevailing fear culture (including mobbing and intimidation) that managers nourished. 
I was particularly saddened by the growing realisation that Management was not only aware of this 
situation but that it was also fully accepted by the very people who should have been, in fact, the inhouse guardians of policy compliance.I failed to see the flawless execution of policy that you promoted in your speeches. Didn’t you state 
that the management of food quality and safety depends on the quality of management? What can 
be said about food safety management when the members of Management themselves do not 
respect Company policies and principles? 
If I dared challenge the Company’s food safety and human resource practices I can assure you that it 
was not out of disrespect. On the contrary, it was because of my loyalty to the Company, my 
colleagues and the consumers we served. It was also because for me the safety of our products and 
respect for our colleagues were non-negotiable values. Involving staff in building a better company 
unavoidably includes exposing shortcomings. But surely it is better to receive timely feedback from 
within than to be publicly embarrassed later by failures.
You have often expressed your commitment to food safety. Please allow me to share with you my 
own vision in this regard. Over and above the technical and scientific aspects, the foundation of 
good food safety management is an equitable system of people management that is based on 
professionalism, fairness, objectivity, open-mindedness, respect for staff and, most importantly, for 
their dignity. I regret to say that I failed to see this approach implemented at the Nestlé Head Office. 
My own situation is a case in point. 
On several occasions I reported – first to members of Management and then, in November 2009, to 
Mr Paul Bulcke – serious shortcomings in food safety management, the professional difficulties I 
faced, and the shameful treatment that I experienced in Nestlé. I hoped that I would be given the 
opportunity to provide a full and accurate account of events during the period 2005-2010. In 
response, my contract was terminated with no opportunity to provide details of my experience. 
Nevertheless, I am prepared to meet with you, at your convenience, to share my observations on 
practices in Nestlé and their eventual repercussions on Nestlé’s reputation and consumers. I would 
also hope to use this opportunity to identify an equitable solution for my personal difficult situation, another consequence of the past events in Nestlé" 
source : http://www.rts.ch/info/3989665.html/BINARY/Mr+CEO.pdf
more here (in french) http://www.rts.ch/info/economie/3988696-une-ex-responsable-de-la-securite-alimentaire-depose-plainte-contre-nestle.html
more again (in french) 
more (in german ) : http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/nestle-im-keim-erstickt

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