Nestle releases first report on progress to eliminate child labour in its supply chain

Author: Nestle & International Cocoa Initiative, Published on: 3 October 2017

"Nestle Cocoa Plan: Tackling Child Labour, 2017 report," September 2017

[In 2012] Nestlé became the first company in the cocoa industry to begin comprehensively tackling [child labour] through our own Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System... The Nestlé Cocoa Plan sources cocoa from tens of thousands of small-scale producers through supply chain intermediaries, such as co-operatives and large multi-national suppliers... The primary focus of the work to date on child labour has been to accurately identify all of these producers and their children. As a result, Nestlé and International Cocoa Initiative have been able to uncover which children are involved in (or at risk of) child labour and to begin remediation work with them... [Through this system,] child labour has been reduced by 51% over a three-year period in our supply chain... The system will grow substantially in Côte d’Ivoire [and]... over the next 12 months, the Nestlé Cocoa Plan will continue to be rolled out in Ghana.

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