Roll out the Nestlé Cocoa Plan
Nestlé Cocoa Plan: Cocoa farmer (left) in Cárdenas, Tabasco State, Mexico, consults a Nestlé advisor (right).
By 2014 – Source 80 000 tonnes of cocoa through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan; roll out child labour monitoring and remediation to a further 12 co-ops; build 10 schools; train 25 000 cocoa farmers; distribute at least 1 million plants to farmers.
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 120 000 tonnes of cocoa through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.
In 2013, we purchased 62 299 tonnes through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, rolled out child labour monitoring and remediation at 8 co-ops, built or refurbished 13 schools and trained 33 885 cocoa farmers (2012: 46 000 tonnes, 2 co-ops, 13 schools, 27 000 farmers).
The Nestlé Cocoa Plan seeks to improve the lives of cocoa farmers and the quality of their crops; it tackles important issues including low productivity and child labour, and has three pillars: enabling farmers to run profitable farms; improving social conditions; and sourcing good quality, sustainable cocoa. Training in better agricultural practices and new plants contribute to improved farm profitability, while building schools and a child labour monitoring and remediation system contributes to better social conditions.
We believe collaboration with partners, a multi-stakeholder approach and transparency are critical to our long-term success. The plan is active in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico and Indonesia.
Find out more in our Creating Shared Value full report