Nestlé set out actions to address child labour in response to Fair Labor Association report on the company’s cocoa supply chain.
Nestlé and its partners involve communities in Côte d’Ivoire in a new effort to prevent the use of child labour in cocoa-growing areas by raising awareness and training people to identify children at risk, and to intervene where there is a problem.
The initiative is part of an action plan drawn up by Nestlé in response to a report on the company’s cocoa supply chain in the West African country by the Fair Labor Association (FLA).
Nestlé and FLA webcast
On Friday, June 29, 2012, José Lopez, Nestlé’s Head of Operations, and Auret van Heerden, President and CEO for the FLA, answered questions about the FLA report on Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain and the company’s response.