Our brands are our vehicles for creating experiences beyond products. Quality of food and quality of life go together. Over the three-year period, ICI’s community development programme has shown to be effective in reducing child labour. We were travelling through the cocoa producing area of Côte d’Ivoire, in the north west of the country, and heading for the Liberian border, where some Nestlé Cocoa Plan farmer cooperatives are located. Come here for news, press releases, statements and other multi-media content about Nestlé. From the road, we could see some dead forest trees emerging above the cocoa canopy. Het beeldmerk Nestlé Cocoa Plan is geen keurmerk. A new social impact evaluation of the Nestlé CLMRS by the Fair Labor Association concludes that, Pruning cocoa trees is critical – but it’s hard to convince farmers to cut off branches of their trees – so we’ve set up and trained groups of farmers to carry out this task. Publication of 2019 Annual Report On Tuesday March 24, 2020, we published our 2019 Annual Report, outlining our performance over the past year and our ambitions for the years ahead. Collaborating closely with the cooperatives sparked a lot of helpful feedback, based on which ICI is developing a new data management system that will enable partners to generate a report at the press of a button.”. By Darrell High, Head of Nestlé Cocoa Plan. We aim to be trusted and dependable. We’ve improved the lives of over 380,000 children in cocoa-growing communities over the last 5 years, meaning we have surpassed our direct-action target of 375,000 children by the end of 2020. We are committed to exercising and demonstrating an appropriate, efficient and rational use of resources for the maximum impact possible. It is my hope and conviction that ICI will continue to innovate and inspire so that many others join us on this journey and together we can bring about real change. documentation review of The Nestlé Cocoa Plan and at the suppliers, cooperative and farm level; and; observations in the villages and camps. This meant that women’s autonomy, household incomes and self-esteem all improved in assisted communities. Impact Cheerleader at Tony’s Chocolonely, “Since the implementation of the CLMRS in 2017 we have found a lot more cases of illegal child labour than before. © 2012 Fair Labor Association | Media | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Contact Us, fla_report_-_nestle_action_plan_final.pdf, fla_report_-_plan_daction_de_nestle_final.pdf. Your answers can be found here. Last year, working with eight partners, ICI’s CLMRS were active in 194 cooperatives, covering over 168,757 farmers across Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon. Is Nestlé having a positive effect on the lives of cocoa workers and their children in Côte d’Ivoire. Activities such as training in better agricultural practices, distributing higher-yielding plants, promoting gender equality and tackling child labor help farmers to improve the quality of their products as well as their income and livelihoods. In 2009 introduceerden we het Nestlé Cocoa Plan. Laat ons je meenemen naar Nestlé’s cacaowereld. To that end, we continue to train around 85,000 farmers a year, while continuing to innovate to help them produce more. Innovation is at the heart of Nestlé. But through experience we have also learnt that the situation in cocoa communities is a highly fluid one. Throughout the project, community financial contributions to the implementation of their Action Plans more than doubled, from 15% to 33%, highlighting increased ownership of the development process. Our digital journey is business-led and focused on becoming faster, more agile and more consumer-centric. Because the causes of child labor are complex, we need to address many factors at once to try and reduce the number of children doing hazardous work. Children positively impacted by ICI’s CLMRS, Household members participated in 213 Income Generating Activities, Community Service Groups set up at the cooperative level, Children identified as involved in one or more hazardous tasks in 2019, Active Monitoring and Remediation agents in Cooperatives, children (aged 5-17) in households visited by a CLMRS agent, Awareness raising sessions at the community and household level with on average 7 attendees at each session in 2019, reduction of hazardous child labour in Ghanaian communities, reduction of hazardous child labour in Ivorian communities, decrease in hazardous child labour among supported households, children assisted across 50 cocoa communities, children helped to access education through support with school fees, materials or vocational training programmes, Community Child Protection Committees formed and trained, out-of-school children ‘graduated’ from bridging classes and re-entered the regular school system, community members reached through awareness-raising, schoolchildren trained on child rights and child protection, teachers trained on child rights and child protection: 71% said they are actively applying that knowledge, members of at-risk households received support with alternative Income Generating Activities and/or joined Loans & Savings Groups, International Cocoa Initiative Foundation, registered in Switzerland MIE2 | 9 chemin de Balexert | 1219 Chatelaine, “We are on the right track, but the road ahead remains a long and steep one.”, additional analysis to understand how effective our community, Quality education: an important piece in the child labour puzzle, Learning to tackle forced labour risk in cocoa, Understanding child labour risk, refining monitoring mechanisms.