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George Clooney's coffee beans 'are picked by child labourers'


Added 02-26-20 02:36:03am EST - “A probe showed youngsters doing up to six-day weeks picking beans and shifting heavy loads to weighing areas in Guatemala. George Clooney pledged 'work will be done'.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “George Clooney's coffee beans 'are picked by child labourers'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

George Clooney has pledged 'work will be done' after an investigation uncovered child labour at farms linked to the Nespresso coffee he advertises.

The actor, who has reportedly earned £31million as the brand's ambassador, said he was saddened after youngsters were filmed working eight-hour days on plantations for less than £5.

The probe by Channel 4's Dispatches showed them doing up to six-day weeks picking beans and shifting heavy loads to weighing areas in Guatemala.

Nespresso, known for its stylish coffee machines and capsules, does not publicly list its supplier farms.

But Dispatches said it found information about suppliers in Guatemala, the world's tenth largest coffee producer. Reporters claim they were given access to farms located in remote regions and saw children working at all of them.

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