Nestle response to the Cambodian farmers lawsuit against sugar producer, Mitr Pohl over alleged land grabbing. The Thai company, Mitr Pohl is direct supplier to Nestlé and tier 2 supplier in other supply chains, mostly via traders.
Around 2006, Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation., Ltd. One of major sugarcane and sugar companies in Thailand began to expand their production base to neighboring countries. This infograhpic solely looks at the case of sugarcane plantation investment in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia.
International Federation for Human Rights says Southeast Asia is facing increasing conflicts and violence over land grab activity. A “land grab” relates to taking land quickly, forcefully and often illegally.
A Thai environmental auditing firm has confirmed that it is assessing the fallout from a trio of plantations in Oddar Meanchey province that Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol abandoned in late 2014 amid mounting accusations of land grabbing.
Three local NGOs have filed a complaint with international sugar industry group Bonsucro for readmitting Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol even though thousands of families forced off the company’s former plantations in Oddar Meanchey province have yet to be fully compensated.
More than 2,000 families have been affected and at least 3,000 hectares misappropriated for logging by three sugar plantations in the north Cambodian province of Oddar Meanchey, according to a report released Monday