In a landmark legal action, plaintiff Megan Waggener Van Meter’s class action lawsuit against Mondelez International Inc. sheds light on the dark underbelly of child labor in global supply chains.
Call for accountability
The lawsuit, as published by Top Class Actions, exposes allegations of child labor and slavery perpetuated by the snack food giant, challenging its claims of sustainability while profiting from practices that exploit vulnerable populations. Filed in California federal court, it underscores the urgent need for accountability and transparency within multinational corporations to combat the pervasive issue of child labor and modern slavery.
Mondelez reportedly earned more than $31 billion in revenue in 2022, and some of its most popular products include Oreos, Chips Ahoy, Clif Bars and Toblerone. However, the Mondelez class action lawsuit alleges the company profits by paying local cocoa farmers as little as $3 per day, causing them to resort to child labor and child slavery.