Introducing our first report on tackling child labour in cocoa


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Real change cannot be brought about by one organisation or company working in isolation. Collaboration is needed. Our report looks, for the first time, at the effectiveness of efforts made by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) to tackle the problem of child labour.

This site gives an overview of the five sections of our report. For the complete report, please download the PDF.

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We believe that every child deserves the chance to create their own future

40,728

5-17 year olds are currently being monitored by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan CLMRS with scale-up continuing

5,232

Children being helped to date in the upstream supply chain by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan CLMRS

1/3

Around one third of Nestlé's total global cocoa supply is currently bought from Nestlé Cocoa Plan producers

7,002

Children identified as working on farms or in communities covered by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan

CHILD LABOUR Child Labour icon Increasing insight

1.9m

Ivorian children estimated to be in child labour in cocoa-growing areas

95%

Of children said, "helping their family" was their main reason for working

19

Average median age in Côte d’Ivoire

45

Average age of cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire

OUR APPROACH Our Approach icon Targeting change

40,728

5–17 year olds are currently being monitored by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan CLMRS, with scale-up continuing

5,232

Children being helped to date in the upstream supply chain by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan CLMRS

5.5m

CHF spent on tackling child labour in 2016, covering the CLMRS and school building

1,553

Number of communities in which the system is operating 

OUR COMMUNITIES Our communities icon Educating people

163,407

Community members educated on child labour issues 

1,246

Community Liaison People (CLPs) 

75

Child Labour Agents who support the CLPs

4,917

Community awareness-raising sessions conducted since 2012

OUR AMBITIONS Our Ambitions logo Sustaining cocoa

175

Thousand tonnes of cocoa sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan by the end of 2018

230

Thousand tonnes of cocoa sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan by the end of 2020

Observe and 
learn from
remediation 
successes 
and failures

Show 
leadership on
the issue and
assist other 
organisations

Strong collaboration

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Real change cannot be brought about by one organisation or company working in isolation. Collaboration is needed. The partnership between Nestlé and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is changing the way that the cocoa industry tackles the issue of child labour. 

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What is the
Nestlé Cocoa Plan?

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan aims to improve the lives of farmers and their communities, and has three pillars of activities: better farming, better lives and better cocoa. We train farmers in better agricultural practices, distribute higher yielding cocoa trees, promote gender equality, address child labour and develop long-term relationships with farmer groups.

www.nestlecocoaplan.com

International Cocoa Initiative

 

What is the
International
Cocoa Initiative?

Established in 2002, within the framework of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is a non-profit organisation that promotes child protection in cocoa-growing communities. ICI works with the cocoa industry, civil society, farmers’ organisations, communities and national governments in cocoa-producing countries to ensure a better future for children and to contribute to the elimination of child labour.

www.cocoainitiative.org

Fair Labor Association

 

What is the Fair Labor Association?

Founded in 1999, The Fair Labor Association (FLA) strives to improve workers’ lives around the world by creating lasting solutions to abusive labour practices by offering tools and resources to companies. Within the context of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, the FLA conducts an annual, independent review of our progress in tackling child labour, which is publically available through its website.

www.fairlabor.org