If you already boycott Nestlé then use the resources on this page to spread the word.
If you want to know why there is a boycott and how you can get involved, read on.
New: 10 October 2007: Following a year-long campaign and a Supreme Court ruling, the Philippines authorities can now take action over aggressive marketing practices.
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Nestlé is the target of a boycott because it contributes to the unnecessary death and suffering of infants around the world by aggressively marketing baby foods in breach of international marketing standards. Even Nestlé's Public Affairs Manager acknowledges the boycott has widespread support.
According to the World Health Organisation, 1.5 million infants die around the world every year because they are not breastfed. The World Health Assembly has adopted marketing requirements for baby foods to protect breastfeeding and to ensure breastmilk substitutes are used safely if necessary.
Nestlé is singled out for boycott action as monitoring shows it to be responsible for more violations of the requirements than any other company. The boycott helps to stop some of the specific cases of malpractice we expose and has forced some changes in policy. But Nestlé continues systematic violations in those countries which have not yet brought in independently monitored and enforced legislation implementing the marketing requirements, which is another part of our strategy for protecting infant health and mothers' rights.
Evidence of Nestlé malpractice
If you doubt that Nestlé is doing anything wrong, see the monitoring evidence in our codewatch section.
We have responded to some of the misinformation given out by Nestlé Public Relations Machine - click here.
Also see the Your Questions Answered section.
Register your support for the boycott
If you are supporting the boycott personally, you can sign our boycott peitition. Using the same form, you can sign up to receive alerts when new information is posted on this site. If you represent a shop, student union or other organisation, you can be listed on our boycott endorsers list.
It is important to tell Nestlé you are supporting the boycott - even if only for Nestlé-Free Week. You can call Nestlé's customer care line (click here to find out what happens when you do) or send an email via the Nestlé website or through the post. Click here for a suggested letter.