Meeting our commitments in cocoa growing communities

Mar 19, 2015

women cocoa farmer

Nestlé purchased more than 90,000 tonnes of cocoa from the 67 co-operatives covered by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in 2014, a year-on-year increase of almost 50% over the 2013 total.

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan aims to improve the lives of cocoa farming communities and the quality of cocoa we purchase.

The new data is published this week in the 2014 Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value summary report (pdf, 4Mb).

Almost 46,000 cocoa farmers were trained in better agricultural practices to help them improve their long-term profitability and sustainability.

The report also details the efforts to extend Nestlé’s Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System to include 14 new co-operatives in 2014, building on the eight established the year before, identifying cases of child labour in our supply chain and helping with remediation actions.

More than 12,500 farmers and almost 36,000 people in the communities where they live received training and information during the year to create awareness among them of the risks of child labour.

We also met our target of building or refurbishing 40 schools in cocoa growing communities over four years.

This infographic details our efforts to address the challenge of child labour in cocoa growing communities.

Read more about our commitment to roll out the Nestlé Cocoa Plan to cocoa farmers.

Read more about our commitment to eliminate child labour in key commodities.