abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphLinkedInlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

9 Jul 2014

Fair Labor Association report

See all tags

"Assessing women's roles in Nestlé's Ivory Coast cocoa supply chain", July 2014

This assessment reports on the roles of women, describes the unique risks they face, and makes recommendations to Nestlé and the Ivorian government for how to improve conditions for women...To raise the status of women in the Nestlé supply chain, and to improve conditions for women in the cocoa-producing areas of the Ivory Coast, FLA presents 17 specific recommendations...Among our recommendations for Nestlé, we suggest taking steps to: ensure equal employment opportunities among its cooperative members; encourage cooperatives to register cocoa farms under both a producer’s name and that of his wife; ensure access for women to purchase cocoa seedlings; make training sessions more accessible and welcoming for women; establish platforms for women to redress grievances; ensure access to personal protectivee quipment; and invest cocoa premiums in additional income-generating projects for women...Nestlé, as a powerful global company sourcing from the Ivory Coast, is uniquely positioned to ensure fair treatment of the women whose labors contribute to the company’s success in the global marketplace.