George Clooney ‘saddened’ by alleged child labour on Nespresso coffee farms

Brand ambassador pledges ‘work will be done’ after children are filmed toiling on Guatemalan farms believed to supply company

George Clooney has said he is “surprised and saddened” by the alleged discovery of child labour on farms used by coffee giant Nespresso, the brand for which he has long served as ambassador.

The Oscar-winning actor and director, who during school holidays worked on his own family’s tobacco farm in Kentucky, vowed that “work will be done” to improve conditions after a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary, due to air next week, filmed children picking coffee beans and hauling sacks on six Guatemalan farms believed to supply Nespresso.

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George Clooney ‘saddened’ by alleged child labour on Nespresso coffee farms