Independent External Monitoring of Nestlé's Cocoa Supply Chain in the Ivory Coast

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

As a requirement of a company's affiliation with the Fair Labor Association (FLA), the FLA annually conducts independent assessments of a sample of each affiliated company’s supply chain. For Nestlé, which joined the FLA in 2012, this means monitoring the portion of its cocoa supply chain served by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan (NCP), which represents around 20 percent of its total cocoa supply chain.

From October to December of 2013, during the peak cocoa-harvesting season, the FLA conducted ten unannounced independent external monitoring visits to five cooperatives in the Ivory Coast supplying to Nestlé via the NCP.

Below, the FLA provides the executive summary of the report, as well as all 10 independent external assessments.

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