The Oscar-winning actor and director George Clooney has spoken allegations child labour the Nespresso coffee company, which he is brand ambassador. Clooney is a member of Nespresso's sustainability advisory board, which aims to ensure coffee is sourced ethical and sustainable suppliers. He said: "We knew it was a big project when it started seven years ago, and honestly I was surprised and saddened to see this story." An undercover investigation the UK TV company Channel 4 filmed children six coffee plantations in Guatemala picking coffee beans and carrying large sacks coffee their backs. The farms supply coffee beans to Nespresso.
Mr Clooney has vowed that, "work will be done" Nespresso to eradicate any forms child labour its operations. Clooney spoke about his own upbringing, living a tobacco farm the USA and picking tobacco his school holidays. He said: "Having grown working on a tobacco farm the time I was 12, I'm uniquely aware of the complex issues regarding farming and child labour." Nespresso said it has launched a "thorough investigation" and has suspended all purchases the plantations. It added: "Nespresso has zero tolerance child labour. It is unacceptable. We will continue to do all we can to stamp child labour. It has no place in our supply chain."