One documentary revealed that Nespresso, like Starbucks, would rely on grains collected by young children working long, grueling shifts in Guatemala. Faced with this the actor, as an ambassador and company face belonging to Nestlé, noted that «honestly, I was surprised and saddened to see this story».
In a statement sent to USA TODAY, 58-year-old actor George Clooney referred to the situation affecting Nestlé’s Starbucks and Nespresso as their face and ambassador. In that line he noted that «honestly, I was surprised and saddened to see this story» and stated that «clearly, this board and this company still have work to do. And that job will be done.» It was a British documentary, in particular an episode of the Dispatches series (which will air on Monday) that showed the situation involving Guatemalan minors, who work on plantations with nexus with the company. It should be noted that the Oscar winner is not only a face and Nespresso ambassador, but he has also spent seven years on the Sustainability Advisory Board of Nestlé, a position that would just have the aim of improving the conditions of the Farmers.