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Demonstration at Nestlé (UK) HQ

Croydon: 11:00 to 12:00 on Saturday 17th May 2008

Click here for a map or paste the postcode CR9 1NR into http://www.streetmap.co.uk/

Click here to register (not compulsory) and to request leaflets. Click here for our leafleting guidelines.

The address is St. George's House, Park Lane, Croydon.

If you cannot make it to Croydon, why not demonstrate outside your nearest Body Shop?

Body Shop has been taken over by L'Oreal - Nestlé own 28.8% of L'Oreal. We have a special leaflet for use at the Body Shop. Click here to download or contact us if you would like us to send you copies.

The demonstration takes place nearly 20 years after the boycott of Nestlé was launched in 1988 after Nestlé failed to abide by an agreement to bring marketing practices into line with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1981. It has brought about some important changes. However, Nestlé continues to be responsible for more violations of the Code and subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly than any other company.

This is why Nestlé is the target of an international boycott. The boycott helps to stop specific cases of malpractice (see the codewatch section), but Nestlé still refuses to bring its policies and practices into line with WHA requirements. There has been a Public Hearing about this at the European Parliament. UNICEF has set out how Nestlé must make changes. Nestlé loses debate after debate with Baby Milk Action. Yet Nestlé refuses to change, and instead launches public relations campaigns claiming it is doing nothing wrong - though now it is also refusing to take part in debates with Baby Milk Action, having lost so many.

Demonstrations are effective at putting pressure on Nestlé and exposing its malpractice. Let's try to make the demonstration at Nestlé (UK) HQ bigger in 2008. We hope to see you there. Contact us if you would like additional information.