Jun 12, 2017

Cocoa report shows Nestlé tackling child labour

Nestlé is tackling child labour

A report has highlighted Nestlé’s progress in tackling child labour in cocoa.

Nestlé’s 'Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System' (CLMRS) is the most comprehensive yet to help children working in cocoa production, according to the organisation STOP THE TRAFFIK.

This recognition underlines Nestlé’s commitment to continuing to report on the progress of its CLMRS, as part of its 2030 ambition to help improve the livelihoods of 30 million people in communities directly connected to its business activities.

The report, 'A Matter of Taste', examines Nestlé’s efforts and assesses the progress made by other chocolate companies and certification organisations in combatting child labour in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. It recognises the long term societal challenges associated with bringing child labour to an end.

It also highlights ongoing opportunities for companies and certifiers to learn from one another and collaborate to address the issue.

Through CocoaAction, Nestlé is helping do this by promoting best practices and learnings from its approach to CLMRS. These include the benefits of transparency and third party impact assessments carried out by the Fair Labor Association.

Read more about how Nestlé is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future in the Nestlé in Society - Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments 2016 report (pdf, 6 Mb), or in Our stories.