Our commitment: Roll out the Nestlé Cocoa Plan with cocoa farmers
The Nestlé Cocoa Plan aims to increase our suppliers’ profitability, secure high-quality cocoa for our business, and address supply chain issues such as child labour, gender inequality and poor social conditions. Through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, we distribute stronger plants, train farmers in better agricultural practices, support women farmers and improve access to education for children.
By 2015: Source 100 000 tonnes of cocoa through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan and complete our school building programme to build 40 schools in four years.
By 2016: Source 130 000 tonnes of cocoa through the Plan and complete the roll-out of our Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) to identify child labour in all Nestlé Cocoa Plan co-operatives in Côte d’Ivoire.
By 2017: Source 150 000 tonnes of cocoa through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.
By 2018: Source 175 000 tonnes of cocoa through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.
In 2015, we exceeded our objective of purchasing 100 000 tonnes of cocoa – 25% of our total – through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan. We also trained 44 617 farmers, distributed 1.6 million plants and achieved our ambition to build or refurbish 40 schools over four years.
Volume of cocoa purchased under the Nestlé Cocoa Plan (tonnes)
Together with the Fair Labor Association, we are working to combat child labour. Our CLMRS covers 34 813 cocoa farmers in 40 co-operatives. Through our Action Plan on Women in the Cocoa Supply Chain, we held gender awareness training for 25 co-operatives in 2015 and plan to cover all co-operatives by 2016. See our commitment to Eliminate child labour in key categories.