OUR VISION = Building a brighter future for cocoa farmers, producing great quality cocoa Better Farming, Better Lives, Better Cocoa, Every Day = OUR MISSION

Better Farming

Enabling farmers to run profitable farms by:
  • Farmer Training to improve farming practices
  • Better quality plants to improve yield and disease resistance
  • Respecting the environment to avoid deforestation
  • Increasing income and improving livelihoods

Better Lives

Improving social conditions
by:
  • Tackling child labour through transparency and monitoring to help elimination
  • Promoting gender equality to improve household revenues
  • Improving access to quality education to hep communities thrive

 

Better Cocoa

Sustainable good quality
cocoa by:
  • Building long term loyal customer - farmer Group relationships
  • Supply chain traceability to the farmer
  • Rewarding NCP farmers for certification and good quality

 

Collaboration, Transparency and Public Reporting
Working with WCF, Cocoa Action, independent partners e.g. Fair Labor Association, ICI, Rainforest Alliance, IDH, GIZ, local NGO's and research organisations

Making better cocoa begins with improving the lives of the people who grow it.

We train farmers in better agricultural practices, distribute higher-yielding cocoa trees, promote gender equality, address instances of child labour and develop long-term relationships with farmer groups.

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Our Journey

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2022

Launch of the innovative income accelerator program aiming to tackle child labor risks and increase cocoa-farming families' income, while advancing regenerative agriculture practices and gender equality.

2020

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan releases its first Tackling Deforestation Progress Report, in association with the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI).

2019

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan publishes its second Tackling Child Labour Report.

2018

Nestlé completes its commitment to distribute 12 million cocoa tree seedlings – a year earlier than planned.

2017

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan releases the ground-breaking Tackling Child Labour Report.

Separately, an independent report names Nestlé as the chocolate company doing the most to address the issue.

2016

KitKat becomes the first brand to procure 100% Nestlé Cocoa Plan certified cocoa beans for global production.

2015

Nestlé achieves 100% sustainable cocoa supply in the UK and Ireland.

2013

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan launches in the US market. Toll House in the US becomes 100% supplied by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.

2012

The R&D centre in Abidjan begins distributing one-million high-yield plantlets each year.

Nestlé becomes the first company in the industry to establish a comprehensive supply chain approach to tackling child labour: the Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS).

2011

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan expands to Indonesia.

2009

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan is launched.

Nestlé opens a Research and Development (R&D) centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire as a base in West Africa.

2002

Nestlé partners with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in rural communities in the Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.

2000's

The "Fine Cocoa Programme" begins preliminary work in Ecuador and Venezuela to support cocoa growing communities.

This lays the groundwork for the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.

1990's

Nestlé begins detailed research into failing cacao tree productivity, in a bid to help producers.

Our Ambitions

In 2019 we announced that we would source 100% of the cocoa for Nestlé’s confectionery division, (around 300,000 tons per year), through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan by 2025.
In 2020 we upgraded this ambition to include all of Nestlé’s cocoa (around 430,000 tons per year) by the same deadline.

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Better Farming
124
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Farmers covered by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan

Better Lives
49
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Reduction in child labour in our supply chain over a three-year period

Better Cocoa
202
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Tonnes of cocoa sourced annually through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan

Our Challenges

Cocoa-farming communities face immense challenges, including widespread rural poverty, increasing climate risks and a lack of access to financial services and basic infrastructure like water, health care and education. These complex factors contribute to the risk of child labor on family farms.

In this blog post, Mathilde Koua N’Godo Sokoty, our Human Rights Manager in Côte d’Ivoire, talks about the challenges she faces in tackling child labor risks on a day-to-day basis.

 

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Our Partners

One organisation or company working in isolation cannot bring about real change; collaboration is needed.
A number of organisations have come together to deliver the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.

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Our Brands

Nestlé makes some of the world's favourite chocolate brands.
We are proud that many of our brands source 100% of their cocoa through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, including these iconic favourites

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