Schools built or refurbished in the Côte d'Ivoire


Children received prevention or remediation support


Women taught to read and write

When women and children have access to education...cocoa communities have brighter futures.

Access to Quality Education

Education is critical to helping a child achieve his or her potential, providing an alternative to working in the field and broadening opportunities for the future.

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Tackling Child Labour

We believe that child labour has no place in our supply chain. But child labour in cocoa is a widespread and challenging issue.
With ICI, we have introduced a Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) to help address this issue. We will implement the CLMRS in all our sourcing from West Africa by 2025.

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Empowering Women

When women can read, communities benefit. Maternal literacy is a key factor in improving nutrition, reducing child mortality, and reducing the risk of child labour.

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan offers popular literacy schemes for mothers in the communities where we operate.

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Community Development

It’s important to involve communities as a whole to help the prevention of child labour. In the Nestlé Cocoa Plan we work with International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) to help communities produce a Community Action Plan and see through the actions using resources from Nestlé, government and the community.

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