Tate & Lyle accused of betraying Cambodia families whose land was allegedly taken

UK company says it will keep trying to use leverage to get compensation from local supplier.

Tate & Lyle has been accused of betraying 200 families in Cambodia who have fought for years to secure compensation for land they say was taken from them to make way for a sugar plantation.

Residents in Koh Kong, Cambodia, say their livelihoods, and their children’s futures, were devastated when their land was taken from them in a process that began in 2006. The land was later used to supply sugar to Tate & Lyle.

Seven years ago, the Guardian interviewed affected communities who described how, without space to farm, they had little choice but to work on the plantation, which was run by Thai KSL Group.

In full: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/02/tate-lyle-accused-of-betraying-cambodia-families-whose-land-was-allegedly-taken

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