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.
In November 2011, FLA commissioned a team of 20 local and international experts to conduct an assessment of Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain in the Ivory Coast. The assessment team included representatives from the Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix, Abidjan; Afrique Secours et Assistance; Human Resources Without Borders; the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, and the FLA.
In August 2011, the Fair Labor Association began working with Nestlé to evaluate labor and human rights issues in the hazelnut supply chain in Turkey. FLA commissioned a team of six experts to conduct an assessment of labor conditions in Turkey regarding the production, harvesting and transportation of hazelnuts. In collaboration with FLA staff, the assessors conducted research and gathered information through interviews and meetings with civil society organizations, workers, and other local stakeholders.