February 17, 2017
Jakarta Globe: NGOs Slam IndoAgri Over Labor Rights Abuses and Poor Sustainability Policies
Indofood is once again under fire after the discovery that its agribusiness subsidiary, IndoAgri, was allegedly exploiting workers, some of them minors, in its plantations in North Sumatra.
The company's alleged illegal labor practices became known after the California-based Rainforest Action Network (RAN), along with the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and local labor rights advocacy organization, the Institute for Strengthening and Developing People Initiatives (Oppuk) published a report titled "The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil: Indofood, PepsiCo's Hidden Link to Worker Exploitation in Indonesia." (read more)