Nestlé is supporting a new strategy organised by the World Cocoa Foundation to promote sustainability in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
The plan, known as ‘CocoaAction’, will help to coordinate and align the sustainability efforts of the world’s largest suppliers and buyers of cocoa.
Twelve major multinational companies are backing the initiative so far.
It complements the Nestlé Cocoa Plan which seeks to improve the lives of cocoa farmers and the quality of their crops.
Speaking at the Cote d’Ivoire launch of CocoaAction, the Head of Nestlé’s confectionery business Sandra Martinez said that working together with other companies and the Ivorian Government will boost efforts to build an economically viable cocoa supply chain.
“CocoaAction will assist a transformation across the cocoa sector, and so will help our Nestlé Cocoa Plan to have greater impact on the farmers and their families in our supply chain,” she said.
CocoaAction will also be launched in Ghana on Thursday.
Read the World Cocoa Foundation announcement of CocoaAction.
Visit the Nestlé Cocoa Plan website