FrieslandCampina releases report on child labour in Nigeria, but fails to answer key questions


Partner Africa, a UK-registered business-social audit firm, engaged by FrieslandCampina WAMCO following a PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation that exposed child labour in the Dutch multinational company’s supply chain in Nigeria, has released its report, containing claims that substantially differ from the truth.

“From our research we observed that the Fulani children working in the communities supplying milk to FrieslandCampina WAMCO are best categorised as ‘working children’ rather than child labour,” Partner Africa’s executive director Sara Clancy said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES last Friday.

“This conclusion is made on the basis that, as we state in our report, Fulani children who are involved in light work around the homes and the farms have access to education,…



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