A cantonal court in Switzerland last week Friday passed a judgment against Nestle Global, parent company of Nestle Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s most profitable equity listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The court ruled in favour of a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) Attac in a civil complaint it brought against Nestlé and Securitas.
The court ruled that the information about the NGO had been acquired through infiltration and that this breached the privacy of the plaintiffs. The case relates to events surrounding the Evian G8 Summit in 2003.
Meanwhile Nestle Global which obviously was not pleased with the judgment reacted through its website, noted that “We would like to reiterate that incitement to infiltration is against Nestlé’s corporate business principles”.
“We have taken note of the judge’s decision regarding Attac’s civil complaint with disappointment. However, we are unable to make any specific comments before the judge’s reasoning is released”, the leading global nutrition and Wellness Company said in a statement.
It however promised that if its investigations authenticate the position of the court, necessary actions would be taken to addresses the issue internally. “If it turns out that a Nestlé employee has acted negligently, we will take appropriate action”, the company disclosed.