After Premium Times’ investigation, FrieslandCampina appoints UK firm for social audit

Multinational dairy company, FrieslandCampina, says it has engaged an international firm, Partner Africa, to conduct an audit of its raw milk sourcing in Nigeria following an investigation by PREMIUM TIMES revealing child labour in its supply chain.

The company said it is committed to “preventing and eliminating” child labour in its supply chain based on relevant local and international laws and conventions.

The PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation exposed how child labour routinely boosts the company’s production and perhaps profits in Nigeria as the Dutch multinational fails to implement necessary due diligence that would have helped check the adverse human rights issue in its Dairy Development Programme. It is through the programme that it sources raw milk for the production of…

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