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  • Overall approach
    6/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      ""In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      New York Declaration on Forests; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Consumer Goods Forum; UN Global Compact; Natural Capital Coalition
      Nestle are a member of multiple initiatives seeking to end or reduce deforestation, including the New York Declaration on Forests, the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, the UN Global Consumer Goods Forum, the UN Global Compact, and the Natural Capital Coalition.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests are vital to life. They cover 30% of the earth’s land surface and play a vital role in ecosystems, as carbon sinks and as a source of biodiversity. Forests are also critical for billions of people, including many vulnerable farmers, who rely upon them for their livelihoods. "
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    65/86
    • Palm oil
      75/86
      • Commitment Strength
        30/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            If Other, specify here:  
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "In 2018, we reaffirmed our commitment to sourcing palm oil responsibly with a detailed action plan to achieve 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil by 2023."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2018, we reaffirmed our commitment to sourcing palm oil responsibly with a detailed action plan to achieve 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil by 2023."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2018, we reaffirmed our commitment to sourcing palm oil responsibly with a detailed action plan to achieve 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil by 2023."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2018, we reaffirmed our commitment to sourcing palm oil responsibly with a detailed action plan to achieve 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil by 2023."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2018, we reaffirmed our commitment to sourcing palm oil responsibly with a detailed action plan to achieve 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil by 2023."
          • Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
            Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
            "In 2018, we reaffirmed our commitment to sourcing palm oil responsibly with a detailed action plan to achieve 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil by 2023."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "In 2018, we reaffirmed our commitment to sourcing palm oil responsibly with a detailed action plan to achieve 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil by 2023."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil require our suppliers to source oil from origins that [...] protect high carbon stock (HCS) land [and] protect peatlands." 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil require our suppliers to source oil from origins that [...] protect high carbon stock (HCS) land [and] protect peatlands." 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil require our suppliers to source oil from origins that [...] protect high carbon stock (HCS) land [and] protect peatlands." 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil require our suppliers to source oil from origins that [...] protect high carbon stock (HCS) land [and] protect peatlands." 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil require our suppliers to source oil from origins that [...] protect high carbon stock (HCS) land [and] protect peatlands." 
          • Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
            Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
            "Following a number of discussions with RSPO, we submitted a time-bound plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil require our suppliers to source oil from origins that [...] protect high carbon stock (HCS) land [and] protect peatlands." 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "[Nestle] can now trace over 90% of the palm oil we source back to the mill of origin and almost half back to the plantation level."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "[Nestle] can now trace over 90% of the palm oil we source back to the mill of origin and almost half back to the plantation level."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "[Nestle] can now trace over 90% of the palm oil we source back to the mill of origin and almost half back to the plantation level."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "[Nestle] can now trace over 90% of the palm oil we source back to the mill of origin and almost half back to the plantation level."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "[Nestle] can now trace over 90% of the palm oil we source back to the mill of origin and almost half back to the plantation level."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        29/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Nestle report their progress on this commitment directly to RSPO, which is published in their ACOP on the RSPO website. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            As this commitment is in line with RSPO certification, Nestle report on their progress on this commitment through the RSPO. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2018, 54% of the palm oil volumes we sourced were traceable to plantation, 91% traceable to mill, and 64% Responsibly Sourced."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Nestle report their progress on this commitment directly to RSPO, which is published in their ACOP on the RSPO website. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            As this commitment is in line with RSPO certification, Nestle report on their progress on this commitment through the RSPO. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
          Nestle will "use the “cut off” dates established by [...] the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] for conversion of forests and High Conservation Value areas, to determine when Nestlé will not source product from plantations/farms converted from forest land." This cut-off date was determined to be 2005.
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "With this in mind, milestones and deadlines are set for our upstream supply chain suppliers to act upon opportunities for improvements identified during assessments.We take decisive action in the event that a supplier does not comply with effectively managing identified risks or meeting agreed deadlines for action plans. To provide assurance of this [...] 10 upstream supply chain companies that were removed from the Nestlé supply chain".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          "With this in mind, milestones and deadlines are set for our upstream supply chain suppliers to act upon opportunities for improvements identified during assessments.We take decisive action in the event that a supplier does not comply with effectively managing identified risks or meeting agreed deadlines for action plans. To provide assurance of this [...] 10 upstream supply chain companies that were removed from the Nestlé supply chain".
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Nestle publish their list of mills and Tier 1 suppliers.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles reflect our commitment to a strong compliance culture as a non-negotiable foundation of how we do business [...] Our Compliance Reporting System, "Tell us", provides you and all other external stakeholders with a dedicated communication channel for reporting potential instances of non-compliance with our Corporate Business Principles." 
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "In 2018, we expanded our partnership with Airbus and TFT’s Starling Initiative, using satellite imagery and radar to monitor deforestation".
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          459,236 Metric Tonnes
          Nestle reported on their usage of palm oil through RSPO, with a total usage of 459,236 Metric Tonnes and a total compliant volume of 89,221 Metric Tonnes.
      • Social Considerations
        16/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Agricultural and forestry developments and activities on local peoples’ landare subject to the free, prior and informed consent [FPIC] of the affected localcommunities, including indigenous peoples"
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nestle commit their suppliers to ensure that their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          "Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made [...] without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          ""Small-scale producers do not face undue or disproportionate obstacles to becoming a Nestlé supplier as a result of the implementation of these requirements."
    • Soy
      71/86
      • Commitment Strength
        29/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS
            ""In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020", and increasing certification through initiatives such as the RTRS. 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            ""In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020", and increasing certification through initiatives such as the RTRS. 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            ""In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020", and increasing certification through initiatives such as the RTRS. 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            ""In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020", and increasing certification through initiatives such as the RTRS. 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            ""In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020", and increasing certification through initiatives such as the RTRS. 
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            ""In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020", and increasing certification through initiatives such as the RTRS. 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            ""In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020", and increasing certification through initiatives such as the RTRS. 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/15
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "Achieving traceability of the supply chain back to the soya crushing plants and their supply base of farmers."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Achieving traceability of the supply chain back to the soya crushing plants and their supply base of farmers."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Achieving traceability of the supply chain back to the soya crushing plants and their supply base of farmers."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Achieving traceability of the supply chain back to the soya crushing plants and their supply base of farmers."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Achieving traceability of the supply chain back to the soya crushing plants and their supply base of farmers."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        26/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "Nestlé [...] announced that 77% of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "78% of our total soya purchased in 2018 was traceable to its source".
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            other third party verification
            This report was assured by Bureau Veritas
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          2016
          "Use the “cut off” dates established by[...] Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) for conversion of forests and High Conservation Value areas, to determine when Nestlé will not source product from plantations/farms converted from forest land." This date was agreed by RTRS to be 2016. 
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Together with our partner Proforest, we assess suppliers through exploratory and full site visits, analysis of traceability data and supplier workshops."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Findings inform the development of strategies for soya bean crushers (who process the soya) to improve practices, by implementing changes and rolling out appropriate training across their supply bases."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Nestle publish a list of their soya suppliers. 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles reflect our commitment to a strong compliance culture as a non-negotiable foundation of how we do business [...] Our Compliance Reporting System, "Tell us", provides you and all other external stakeholders with a dedicated communication channel for reporting potential instances of non-compliance with our Corporate Business Principles." 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          In 2017 Nestle reported their total soy volume to the CDP as 475,000 tonnes, of which 75% was compliant. 
      • Social Considerations
        16/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Agricultural and forestry developments and activities on local peoples’ landare subject to the free, prior and informed consent [FPIC] of the affected localcommunities, including indigenous peoples"
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nestle commit their suppliers to ensure that their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          "Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made [...] without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "Small-scale producers do not face undue or disproportionate obstacles to becoming a Nestlé supplier as a result of the implementation of these requirements."
    • Beef
      43/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020 [...] We included a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) requirement into our Responsible Sourcing Standard, and mapped our supply chains to identify product origins and assess their deforestation risk". Furthermore, Nestlé report that as of March 2019, 99% of their meat was "deforestation-free".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020 [...] We included a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) requirement into our Responsible Sourcing Standard, and mapped our supply chains to identify product origins and assess their deforestation risk". Furthermore, Nestlé report that as of March 2019, 99% of their meat was "deforestation-free".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020 [...] We included a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) requirement into our Responsible Sourcing Standard, and mapped our supply chains to identify product origins and assess their deforestation risk". Furthermore, Nestlé report that as of March 2019, 99% of their meat was "deforestation-free".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020 [...] We included a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) requirement into our Responsible Sourcing Standard, and mapped our supply chains to identify product origins and assess their deforestation risk". Furthermore, Nestlé report that as of March 2019, 99% of their meat was "deforestation-free".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020 [...] We included a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) requirement into our Responsible Sourcing Standard, and mapped our supply chains to identify product origins and assess their deforestation risk". Furthermore, Nestlé report that as of March 2019, 99% of their meat was "deforestation-free".
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020 [...] We included a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) requirement into our Responsible Sourcing Standard, and mapped our supply chains to identify product origins and assess their deforestation risk". Furthermore, Nestlé report that as of March 2019, 99% of their meat was "deforestation-free".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020 [...] We included a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) requirement into our Responsible Sourcing Standard, and mapped our supply chains to identify product origins and assess their deforestation risk". Furthermore, Nestlé report that as of March 2019, 99% of their meat was "deforestation-free".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020 [...] We included a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) requirement into our Responsible Sourcing Standard, and mapped our supply chains to identify product origins and assess their deforestation risk". Furthermore, Nestlé report that as of March 2019, 99% of their meat was "deforestation-free".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            "In 2010, Nestlé committed to ending deforestation in our supply chain by 2020 [...] We included a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) requirement into our Responsible Sourcing Standard, and mapped our supply chains to identify product origins and assess their deforestation risk". Furthermore, Nestlé report that as of March 2019, 99% of their meat was "deforestation-free".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses both supplier list and detailed sourcing regions
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses both supplier list and detailed sourcing regions
          4/4
          Nestlé provide a detailed list of their upstream meat suppliers.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles reflect our commitment to a strong compliance culture as a non-negotiable foundation of how we do business [...] Our Compliance Reporting System, "Tell us", provides you and all other external stakeholders with a dedicated communication channel for reporting potential instances of non-compliance with our Corporate Business Principles." 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        14/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Agricultural and forestry developments and activities on local peoples’ landare subject to the free, prior and informed consent [FPIC] of the affected localcommunities, including indigenous peoples"
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nestle commit their suppliers to ensure that their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made [...] without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "Small-scale producers do not face undue or disproportionate obstacles to becoming a Nestlé supplier as a result of the implementation of these requirements."
    • Pulp & Paper
      70/86
      • Commitment Strength
        29/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "Our ambition is to reach 100% responsibly sourced and deforestation-free pulp and paper by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our ambition is to reach 100% responsibly sourced and deforestation-free pulp and paper by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our ambition is to reach 100% responsibly sourced and deforestation-free pulp and paper by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our ambition is to reach 100% responsibly sourced and deforestation-free pulp and paper by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our ambition is to reach 100% responsibly sourced and deforestation-free pulp and paper by 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Our ambition is to reach 100% responsibly sourced and deforestation-free pulp and paper by 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our ambition is to reach 100% responsibly sourced and deforestation-free pulp and paper by 2020."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "By 2020 Continue to systematically analyze and optimize our packaging portfolio, avoiding the use of at least 140 000 tonnes from 2015 to 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020 Continue to systematically analyze and optimize our packaging portfolio, avoiding the use of at least 140 000 tonnes from 2015 to 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020 Continue to systematically analyze and optimize our packaging portfolio, avoiding the use of at least 140 000 tonnes from 2015 to 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "By 2020 Continue to systematically analyze and optimize our packaging portfolio, avoiding the use of at least 140 000 tonnes from 2015 to 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "By 2020 Continue to systematically analyze and optimize our packaging portfolio, avoiding the use of at least 140 000 tonnes from 2015 to 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "By 2020 Continue to systematically analyze and optimize our packaging portfolio, avoiding the use of at least 140 000 tonnes from 2015 to 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2020 Continue to systematically analyze and optimize our packaging portfolio, avoiding the use of at least 140 000 tonnes from 2015 to 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Nestlé understands that in order to be able to ensure responsible sourcing of our pulp & paper we need to firstly understand the supply chains, achieve traceability to the fibre source to identify forests and plantations."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Nestlé understands that in order to be able to ensure responsible sourcing of our pulp & paper we need to firstly understand the supply chains, achieve traceability to the fibre source to identify forests and plantations."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Nestlé understands that in order to be able to ensure responsible sourcing of our pulp & paper we need to firstly understand the supply chains, achieve traceability to the fibre source to identify forests and plantations."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Nestlé understands that in order to be able to ensure responsible sourcing of our pulp & paper we need to firstly understand the supply chains, achieve traceability to the fibre source to identify forests and plantations."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Nestlé understands that in order to be able to ensure responsible sourcing of our pulp & paper we need to firstly understand the supply chains, achieve traceability to the fibre source to identify forests and plantations."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "Nestlé understands that in order to be able to ensure responsible sourcing of our pulp & paper we need to firstly understand the supply chains, achieve traceability to the fibre source to identify forests and plantations."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "Nestlé understands that in order to be able to ensure responsible sourcing of our pulp & paper we need to firstly understand the supply chains, achieve traceability to the fibre source to identify forests and plantations."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        25/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "90% of our total pulp and paper purchased in 2018 was responsibly sourced."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our result: 118 710 tonnes of packaging have been avoided since 2015."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Nestlé reported in 2017 that 91% of total pulp and paper was traceable back to its country of origin. This was assured by Bureau Veritas.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            other third party verification
            Nestlé reported in 2017 that 91% of total pulp and paper was traceable back to its country of origin. This was assured by Bureau Veritas.
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Nestle will "use the “cut off” dates established by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)" which was voted by FSC members to be 1994, in 1999.  
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "[Nestlé's] approach, regardless of the country, is essentially the same: Monitoring of suppliers and raw material inputs"
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "When companies in [Nestlé's] supply chains do not comply and/or are not willing to engage/change, we have taken, and will continue to take, all necessary measures to exclude them from our supply chains, monitoring progress to determine whether to engage with them again or not."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Nestlé publish a list of the direct suppliers and pulp mills in their upstream supply chain.  
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles reflect our commitment to a strong compliance culture as a non-negotiable foundation of how we do business [...] Our Compliance Reporting System, "Tell us", provides you and all other external stakeholders with a dedicated communication channel for reporting potential instances of non-compliance with our Corporate Business Principles." 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          916,400 metric tons
          In 2017 Nestle reported the total volume to the CDP as 1,580,000 metric tons, of which 58% was compliant. 
      • Social Considerations
        16/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Agricultural and forestry developments and activities on local peoples’ landare subject to the free, prior and informed consent [FPIC] of the affected localcommunities, including indigenous peoples"
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nestle commit their suppliers to ensure that their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality and Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          4/4
          "Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made [...] without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "Small-scale producers do not face undue or disproportionate obstacles to becoming a Nestlé supplier as a result of the implementation of these requirements."
  • Commitment strength
    26/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    23/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    16/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Nestlé is a Swiss food manufacturer with more than 2,000 brands being sold in more than 185 countries. Its products include beverages, confectionary, chilled foods, nutrition and pet care with well-known brands such as Maggi, KitKat, Milo and Nescafé. The company is a major manufacturer and retailer of packaged foods in Indonesia, Brazil the US and Western Europe. Its products also use a high amount of palm oil, with over 400,000 metric tons of palm oil and palm oil derivatives being used in 2015.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Switzerland
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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