From the Nestlé website: Nestlé’s mission is to enhance consumers’ lives by offering tastier and healthier food and beverage choices for all stages of life and at any time of the day. True to our values and principles we also Create Shared Value through sustainable growth and a commitment to environmental sustainability and compliance along every step of the value chain. Nestlé’s promise is Good Food, Good Life.
The FLA annually conducts independent assessments of a sample of each affiliated company’s supply chains. For Nestlé in Ivory Coast, the FLA has been monitoring since 2013 a growing portion of its cocoa supply served by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan (NCP). As of mid-2015, the NCP represented around 25 percent of Nestlé’s total cocoa supply chain.
On June 16, 2015, a group of workers at the Karacabey factory in Turkey, owned and operated by Participating Company Nestlé, submitted a Third Party Complaint with the FLA alleging that they had been dismissed because of their union affiliation.
In August of 2014, the FLA conducted a series of assessments on a supply chain in Turkey shared by three FLA affiliates -- Nestlé, and two of its first-tier hazelnut suppliers, Balsu and Olam, which together account for 99 percent of Nestlé's hazelnut volume. A team consisting of both FLA assessors and external assessors visited a total of 70 hazelnut gardens in 2014, interviewing 437 workers about their working conditions.
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.
In late 2013, the Fair Labor Association conducted several Independent External Assessments of working conditions at farms involved in Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain in the Ivory Coast. In conjunction with this broader assessment, Nestlé requested a more specific assessment of women’s roles in Ivorian cocoa-producing communities.