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.
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.
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.
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.