Page 3: Issues in the supply chain
As a major buyer Nestlé seeks to be as closely involved in the supply chainas possible, to ensure quality and fairness. Currently Neslé is participating in a process to examine potential problems of forced child labour on cocoa farms in West Africa. This is being done on an industry wide basis, in consultation with governments, labour organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), as well as with other members of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We strictly monitor that no child labour is used in Nestlé facilities and reject industrial suppliers who do so. We hope that the constructive dialogue that has been started on this issue will continue, and that these discussions will result in pragmatic approaches to doing what is best for workers in Western Africa.