Sourcing Responsibly

Sourcing Responsibly

People increasingly want to know where their food comes from and how it’s made. Our system of responsible sourcing helps answer those questions, while ensuring that our business sits on sustainable and ethical foundations. To us, responsible sourcing means paying attention to critical social, environmental, economic and animal welfare issues when obtaining raw ingredients.


Respecting Human Rights

  • We make sure that respect for human rights remains at the forefront of Nestlé’s business by continually reviewing, monitoring and addressing the human rights risks of our activities. By upholding international human rights standards, and continuous and consistent application of our own policies, which are aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Nestlé can make a positive impact on all our stakeholders.
  • We’re tackling child labor in our cocoa supply chain through pioneering monitoring and remediation schemes in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which form part of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.
  • The Nescafé Plan and Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program help us to source more and more of our coffee sustainably, while building resilient communities and landscapes.



Responsible Farm Animal Welfare

  • Our aim is to source all our eggs from cage-free hens for all our food products in the U.S. by 2020.
  • By 2024, we will strive to source all of the broiler chickens we use as ingredients for our U.S. food portfolio from sources meeting a higher standard of animal welfare, building on our global Commitment on Farm Animal Welfare.
  • Nestlé Purina is the largest buyer of fish and seafood among our U.S. operations, and Nestlé has been working diligently with industry stakeholders to identify—to the extent possible—sources of our fish and seafood ingredients. We provide all of our global seafood purchasing information to our independent NGO partner, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), to assess the health and sustainability of wild fisheries from which our seafood supply originates, including whole fish and by-products. Ninety-nine percent of seafood ingredients sourced from our seafood supply chain in Thailand that are fully traceable back to farms and catch vessels.

Our 2030 Ambition: Help 50 million children to live healthier lives.

Our 2030 Ambition: Help to improve 30 million livelihoods in communities directly connected to our business activities.

Our 2030 Ambition: Strive for zero environmental impact in our operations.

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