Nestlé Shares Action Plan For Sustainable Cocoa Supply Chain
Nestlé has outlined an action plan to curb deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
The company has also disclosed details about its cocoa suppliers to increase transparency in the supply chain.
Head of confectionery strategic business unit at Nestlé S.A., Alexander von Maillot, said, "Cocoa grown illegally in protected areas has no place in our supply chain.
"We are working to stop deforestation and the destruction of other natural habitats from our agricultural commodity supply chains, including cocoa."
The action plan is a part of the company’s commitment to support the Cocoa and Forests Initiative, a new public-private partnership between the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and the cocoa and chocolate industry.
Highlights Of The Action Plan
The company will map all 87,000 farms that are a part of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, and strengthen its cocoa bean traceability systems.
By 2020, the company will exclude farmers from its supply chain that grow cocoa in protected areas.
By 2022, it will engage around 38,000 farmers on the importance of protecting forests, and create awareness about laws related to forests in the respective countries.
It will also plant around 2.8 million shade trees, and conduct two agroforestry pilot projects that integrate trees into farming systems.
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