BURGER KING’S SILENCE ON EXPLOITATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN DRAWS INCREASING SCRUTINY!

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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Stated Clerk Clifton Kirkpatrick pens strong letter to BK CEO John Chidsey: “This is not the time for Burger King to stand on the sidelines of history”!…

Writing, “Any company who profits from the exploitation of others is morally and ethically responsible for ending that exploitation,” Clifton Kirkpatrick of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) turned the attention of the 2.5 million member church on the fast-food industry’s second leading hamburger chain, Burger King. See press coverage of the letter here: US Church Holds Burger King to Account on Poor Pay.”

The eloquent letter questioned Burger King for its conspicuous silence on the issue of widespread human rights violations in its Florida tomato supply chain and ended on the hopeful note: “May the dawn of 2007 be known as the moment that Burger King chose to shape history by advancing human rights for farmworkers in partnership with the CIW.”  Read the full letter here