Rural Development Assessments

Our Commitment: Rollout of rural development baseline assessments to understand the needs of farmers



By 2020 - Continue to support Nestlé S.A.’s efforts to roll out the Rural Development Framework through our purchasing for the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, the Nescafé Plan, and the AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program.

Our Progress

Consumers and stakeholders increasingly want to know what is in their food, where it comes from and how it is made. Responsible sourcing – the sourcing of raw materials in compliance with our Responsible Sourcing Guideline, with the aim of achieving transparency and traceability throughout our supply chains – provides that information. It is therefore an essential part of ensuring a sustainable future for our business, and for the farmers and producers on whom we depend for our ingredients. Our work towards ensuring raw materials are traceable back to place of origin and responsibly sourced focuses on 12 priority categories. These are the raw ingredients we source in the largest quantities or which are most important for our business.

Take a look at Nestlé S.A.’s responsible sourcing work to date.