Our Approach icon OUR APPROACH

Targeting change

that makes a real and long-lasting difference

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan aims to improve the lives of cocoa farmers and the quality of their products. This includes tackling child labour. With ICI, we have introduced a Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) to help address this complex issue.

Introducing the CLMRS

Community-driven, holistic and embedded into the heart of our supply chain, the Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) is a comprehensive way of tackling child labour.

In the short time since its launch, the system has proved to be highly effective. An internal evaluation conducted in 2017 (with a sample of 1,056 children) in co-operatives where the system was set up between 2013 and 2015 indicates a reduction in child labour of 51%.

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This was the first programme of its kind in the cocoa industry.

Our CLMRS approach is an effective way of identifying, monitoring and addressing child labour in cocoa-growing regions. Many challenges remain, however we are learning from our experience and are continuously improving the way we tackle this issue.

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