Unilever threatens to pull ads from Facebook and Google if they fail to protect children, promote hate or create division in society.

Unilever are huge their products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. The company owns more than 400 brands, which are organised into four main categories – Foods, Refreshments, Home Care, and Personal Care. Unilever’s current largest-selling brands include: Axe/Lynx, Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, Flora/Becel, Heartbrand, Hellmann’s/Best Foods, Knorr, Lipton, Lux/Radox, Omo/Surf, Rexona/Sure, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Magnum,Vaseline and VO5.

Unilever is threatening to withdraw its advertising from online platforms such as Facebook and Google if they fail to protect children, promote hate or create division in society.

In a speech, Keith Weed, the Unilever chief marketing officer, said that, as a brand-led business, Unilever “needs its consumers to have trust in our brands”.

He went on to say “Unilever will not invest in platforms or environments that do not protect our children or which create division in society, and promote anger or hate,” he plans to say. “We will prioritise investing only in responsible platforms that are committed to creating a positive impact in society.”

Sounds good of them until we consider who and what Unilever are and what they do.

Global firms behind popular brands such as Kit Kat, Colgate toothpaste and Dove (Unilever) cosmetics use palm oil produced by child workers in dangerous conditions, Amnesty International has claimed.

The human rights organisation traced a range of well-known products back to the palm oil company Wilmar, which it alleged employs children to do back-breaking physical labour on refineries in Indonesia.

Singapore-based Wilmar counts multinational companies including Kellogg’s, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser and Nestlé among its major clients, according to Amnesty.

In a 110-page report accompanied by a video, Amnesty alleged products sold by those companies were “tainted by appalling human rights abuses … with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions”. So much for “not investing in platforms or environments that do not protect our children or which create division in society.”

The report called on the companies implicated to tell customers whether the palm oil in individual products such as Magnum ice-creams, Ariel detergent, Knorr soup, Pantene shampoo and Aero chocolate bars were made using child labour.

“These findings will shock any consumer who thinks they are making ethical choices in the supermarket when they buy products that claim to use sustainable palm oil,” said the senior Amnesty investigator Meghna Abraham.

“There is nothing sustainable about palm oil that is produced using child labour and forced labour. Something is wrong when nine companies turning over a combined revenue of £260bn in 2015 are unable to do anything about the atrocious treatment of palm oil workers earning a pittance.”

It is not the first time that Unilever has been criticized and exposed for abusing human right laws.

Unilever’s abuses and disregard for human life and human rights is disgraceful and not “creating a positive impact in society.” They also perform cruel tests and experiments on animals. Despite promoting themselves as “anti animal testing” Unilever have been caught using chemicals that have been tested on animals in insanely cruel experiments numerous times.

The hypocrisy that Unilever and Keith Weed are displaying here is shocking. For the record Facebook and Google DO NOT POST ANYTHING. Keith Weed and Unilever are not trying to censor corporate giants they are trying to censor PEOPLE that use Facebook and Google. BOYCOTT UNILEVER FOR GOOD.

AFRICA DOES NOT NEED OUR CHARITY!

People in the West are sometimes showed disturbing images of children starving to death, with these images we are sometimes told the life story of the child that we are watching starve, if these videos do not disturb and upset you, you are probably not human or you don’t have a soul or something. After we watch these videos we are given a quick and easy way to quickly donate to help prevent any more children from going through this kind of suffering. Some people happily donate to these charities, as did I but when you look at the big picture these charities are not working and charity is patronizing to the African people. The people of Africa can look after themselves and cringe worthy charity songs like Band Aid 30 is embarrassing, patronizing and ridiculous. They have people that have hundreds of millions in their bank accounts sing “feed the world” to us?

If the West really wanted to help Africa we could maybe stop stealing their valuable natural resources, not that not stealing from somebody is actually helping them. If we see an old woman crossing the road and we do not grab her handbag and run, did we help them? How do the West exploit Africa?

Africa has a large quantity of natural resources including oil, diamonds, salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum and cocoa beans, it also has woods and tropical fruits. Much of its natural resources are undiscovered or barely harnessed. If Africa have all these natural resources then why are the African people living in poverty? EXPLOITATION.

Nigeria is the continent’s biggest oil producer, at least $400bn (£250bn) of oil revenue has been stolen or misspent since independence in 1960, according to estimates by former World Bank vice-president for Africa, Oby Ezekwesili. That is 12 times the country’s national budget for 2011. Meanwhile, 90% of people in Nigeria live on less than $2 per day.

Corrupt African governments are not the only exploiter of African people, Britain, USA and some of Europe’s economies and wealth are built on the exploitation of Africa!

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, written a 120-page Africa Progress Report, which he claims shows how the economic benefits of extracting natural resources such as oil and iron often fail to flow through to the local population. In the report he writes”Africa loses twice as much in illicit financial outflows as it receives in international aid,” he goes on to write “It is unconscionable that some companies, often supported by dishonest officials, are using unethical tax avoidance, transfer pricing and anonymous company ownership to maximize their profits, while millions of Africans go without adequate nutrition, health and education.”

Britain’s debt is Africa is HUGE, we owe Africa they do not owe us, the Slave Trade, cotton, sugar, tobacco, diamonds, gold, coal, oil the list is massive, we misguided Britain’s are told that Africa would not survive without our charity, this is not true, it is actually the other way round! People in Britain do not depend on Africa to live, we however depend on Africa to live the lifestyles we live. Britain’s debt to Africa is Trillions of pounds in money but it is also worse than that.

 

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