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Coffee beans Nespresso George Clooney collect them the children of guatemala
THE smile from 37 million euros, so George Clooney has earned as the face of Nespresso, it is transformed into a note of sadness. Why the american actor, from the tv moved to the table of the advisory Council for the sustainability of the swiss company, explains in one of his long declaration.

In Guatemala have discovered that to collect the beans in the plantations are children. The tv detective the british Channel 4 on Monday at 20 local time, will air a documentary that supports the network, it will tell the origins "not sustainable" of Nespresso and american Starbucks. Clooney argues that is was "surprised and saddened" to read the investigative journalist Anthony Barnett of Dispatches. The cast and crew of Channel 4 is able to track companies, from Nespresso never publicly revealed, that produce the famous coffee.

"Having grown up and having worked in a tobacco farm when I was 12 years old - the actor told the online site Usa Deadline.com - I am fully aware of the complex issues related to agriculture and labour. That's why I joined the advisory Committee for the sustainability of Nespresso's seven years ago, together with the Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade International and Fair Labor Association, with the goal then to improve the lives of farmers”. Three years ago, Clooney withdrew from the famous television advertising "Nespresso, what else?", to make room for the smiles of the farmers. A choice included in the program of ethics of the company of Lausanne, which for more than ten years claims to be based on systems of ecological production and has promised to use pods fully recyclable by 2020. And it seems to have succeeded. The customers that go in the boutiques of the brand of coffee, with every purchase receive an envelope in which you are invited to put the capsules back for recycling.

“Clearly, this Council and this society still have work to do. And that work will be done. I hope that this reporter will continue to investigate and report thoroughly on the situation," added Clooney. The ceo of Nespresso, Guillaume Le Cunff, has released a statement regarding the investigation of Barnett, in which he argues that the company "has zero tolerance for child labour", and that, therefore, "is unacceptable". He went on to say: "We have launched a thorough investigation to get to the end of this situation in those plantations. We will give more to them until investigation is concluded".

Guatemala is the tenth-largest coffee producer in the world. It is not the first time that Nespresso and Starbucks are accused of exploitation. An investigation by Reuters in December he discovered an extensive network of forced labour in Brazil, for the most part, in the coffee industry in the Latin american Country is worth billions of dollars. The data obtained in the exclusive, analysis of records and dozens of interviews, revealed that the coffee produced by the forced labor brought the words slave and free, no to slavery, and was sold to major brands such as Starbucks and Nespresso.




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