Unethical Practices Of Nestle

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Unethical practices and their effect on Nestlé In the past couple of years Nestlé was accused by many external stakeholders such as pressure groups, experts and known organizations, for their unethical practices going from unethical marketing to endangering infants and then claim environmental safety and outstanding product quality (Tajalli, 2016). Nestlé was involved in extremely serious and major long lasting boycotts which negatively impacted the business and has ruined Nestlé’s reputation in the past years. These unethical business practices have disrupted the brand image which has prevented Nestlé from growing in terms of profit/ net income and in terms of slow growth where Nestlé is fighting to maintain an increase in sales even though…show more content…
Nestlé promoted the infant formula to mothers worldwide where the strategies utilized to promote the formula was very misleading and harmful violating the World Health Organization Code which regulates marketing of other breast milk substitutes. Through the marketing campaign that Nestlé established mothers around the world were encouraged to bottle feed their children instead of breast feeding their children by giving free samples as they also suggested that mothers with twins or malnourished mother are not able to breastfeed their children where there no clear evidence according to many International Health Organizations to shore up the statement putting mother and babies in serious danger (Mattera, 2013). There has been a large number of reports of advertisements targeted towards mothers all around the world in countries such as South Africa, Ireland and Malaysia, health organizations and advocacy groups (activists) accused Nestlé of unethical and…show more content…
Yes. Maggi noodles are safe. Nestlé India conducted over 3,500 tests, representing over 200 million packs, in both national as well as international accredited laboratories and all reports were clear. In addition, food standards authorities in various countries including the USA, the UK, Singapore, Australia and others found Maggi noodles manufactured in India safe for consumption.” Stated on Nestlé India(Nestle.com, 2017). Other than endangering mothers and babies Nestlé has been facing a lawsuit worth $98.6 million (Tajalli, 2016). Lead concentration over the permissible limit and MSG in Nestlé’s instant noodles under the brand Maggi are putting Maggi’s consumers at very high health risks. “Nestlé in India has been fighting these claims “In recent months, we had over 2,700 samples of Maggi noodles tested by several accredited laboratories both in India and abroad. Each one of these tests have shown the lead component to be far below the permissible limits”” (Nestle.com, 2017).. Tests in India were conducted in order for activists to verify their information on the high levels of lead that is present in their noodles. “The Gorakhpur lab tested for monosodium glutamate (MSG) to check Nestle’s claim that Maggi had none. Both tests found MSG; in addition, the Kolkata lab found “very high quantities” of lead — 17.2 parts per million — according to UP authorities.” (Chatterjee, 2015) Since then there has been a Maggi ban in countries where the
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