Growing Better Beans
Great tasting chocolate comes from quality beans. From bean to bar, we believe in producing a product that benefits everyone.
Managing the Supply Chain
We're transforming the supply chain from one which has no traceability and layers of middlemen to one which is shorter and transparent.
This typically involves working with farmer cooperatives who group farmers together and provide traceability and records for all their purchases from each farmer member. Our direct tier 1 suppliers such as Cargill or Cocoanect manage the commercial relationship with the cooperatives and the certification, while we contribute some aspects of the NCP directly with our own people and fund other aspects through the tier 1 supplier. We aim to develop long term relationships with the cooperatives, and several have been working with us over 8 years.
Nestlé has signed the World Cocoa Foundation's Cocoa and Forests Initiative, which aims to end deforestation in the cocoa supply chain.
By the end of 2019, we will have completed the mapping of all the 87,000 Nestlé Cocoa Plan farms in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.