into the future
We are determined to end child labour in cocoa and other supply chains. Although many challenges remain, one way we can make progress is through expanding the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.
Increasing impact across the cocoa supply chain
Expanding the Nestlé Cocoa Plan
Nestlé is currently sourcing around a third of its total global supply of 400,000 tonnes of cocoa through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan but in order to completely eradicate child labour from our supply chain, we need to further expand our reach.
Specifically, over the next 12 months we will focus on rolling out the CLMRS in co-operatives covered by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in Ghana.
We support the work of certification bodies and are pleased that UTZ has adapted its certification standard, now requiring certifying entities to set up a child labour monitoring and remediation system.
A voluntary industry-wide strategy that works to align key stakeholders on regional priority issues in cocoa sustainability has adopted a version of our CLMRS into its community development pillar.
In order to make the programme more sustainable, we intend to ingrain it into the supply chain more deeply and hand over more responsibility to the co-operatives.