Child labor

Our commitment: Eliminate child labor in key categories

 

By 2018 – Increase engagement in dialogue with U.S. based stakeholders on our efforts to eliminate child labor, including reporting on progress against KPIs and challenges.

Our progress

Nestlé opposes all forms of child exploitation. We are committed to preventing and eliminating child labor in our supply chain, working with stakeholders to develop and implement meaningful solutions. We conduct comprehensive monitoring, implement remediation activities and provide targeted support to local communities.

Our Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) identifies child labor in our cocoa supply chain, helping us understand root causes and develop appropriate responses. By the end of 2015, the system covered 40 cocoa co-operatives (50% of those supplying us), while 44,617 farmers and 120,067 community members had been made aware of child labor. All vanilla and hazelnut co-operatives were also covered.

In 2015, we maintained our commitment to fight child labor as a member of the International Labor Organization’s Child Labor Platform, and continued to implement action plans focused on categories and countries with a higher risk of child labor issues.