Swiss tribunal ruling against Nestlé

Jan 25, 2013

Vevey, Switzerland

In Switzerland, a cantonal court has ruled in favour of the 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.

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.

If it turns out that a Nestlé employee has acted negligently, we will take appropriate action.

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