News in brief

Nestlé can secure 100% sustainable cocoa by end of 2015

Nestlé has started buying certified sustainable cocoa for its Quality Street brand

Nestlé UK & Ireland is on target to become the first top 10 confectionery manufacturer to secure 100% of the cocoa it uses in its products from sustainable sources by the end of 2015.

The global food giant announced the news today (August 1). By working with UTZ Certified and Fairtrade Foundation, more than 60% of cocoa Nestlé UK & Ireland buys already comes from certified farms working with the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.

This year alone, certified cocoa would be sourced for famous brands such as Quality Street, Toffee Crisp, Munchies Blue Riband, and Breakaway, it said.

In 2013, Nestlé UK and Ireland bought certified cocoa for Smarties, Yorkie and Aero.  Kit Kat 4 and 2 Finger became certified in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

‘Landmark goal’

“Nestlé UK & Ireland is set to be the first to reach this landmark goal, making a real difference to farmers and their communities,” said Andrew McIver, confectionery md, Nestlé UK & Ireland.

“For Quality Street, Nestlé has started purchasing certified cocoa and these products will be on the shelves in time for Christmas this year. This means we are on track to reach 100% by the end of 2015.” 

UTZ certification is awarded to farmers who have been trained to grow better crops, generate more income and create opportunities whilst safeguarding the environment and natural resources.

Monitored by independent third parties, the farms and businesses involved must ensure sound agricultural practices, safe and healthy working conditions and must not use child labour.

Related News

“Our results reflect a resilient performance over the first half,” said Nestlé chief financial officer (CFO) Wan Ling Martello.

Nestlé beats H2 expectations despite strong currency impact

Nestlé had its global headquarters in Switzerland

‘Unprecedented’ foreign exchange storm hits Nestlé

Nestlé uses cocoa beans in the production of confectionery brands such as Quality Street

Nestlé boosts efforts to stamp out child labour

Nestlé's guidelines include removing cow horns, so cows do not injure each other

Nestlé tightens up animal welfare practices

Nestle has invested in sustainability

Nestle invests £329M in sustainability

Rowntree’s Jelly Tots

Police investigate pill found on Nestlé Jelly Tots line

Nestlé achieved strong growth in Europe in Spain, Portugal, France, Austria and the Netherlands

UK sales weak for Nestlé amid slow growth in Europe

Nestlé is headquartered in Switzerland

Nestlé creates 150 jobs at coffee capsule plant

Top food manufacturing news of the year

Top food manufacturing news of the year

Nestlé reported strong UK growth in its Nestlé Pure Life and Buxton brands

Coffee, pizza and noodles fuel Nestlé’s European sales

Bananas bucked the decline and saw sales rise by 3%

Discounters dent Fairtrade sales

Nestlé's headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland

Brakes Group close to buying Nestlé’s Davigel

No glass ceiling blocking women: Nestlé’s boss Fiona Kendrick

Nestlé boss rejects 'glass ceiling' theory

Have a break, have a YouTube Break. Nestlé has changed the name of its Kit Kat to YouTube Break

Nestlé changes Kit Kat name to YouTube Break

Kendrick: 'right thing to do'

Nestlé commits to paying Living Wage

Nestlé’s HQ in Switzerland

Nestlé invents cheap, quick to assemble factory

The deal expands First Milk's agreement to supply milk for Nestlé's Kit Kat products

Dairy farmers to milk Nestlé Kit Kat deal

Mondelēz’s Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar uses the distinctive purple colour

Sweet victory for Nestlé in Mondelēz purple dispute

Yorkie brand sales grew by 31.6% last year

Yorkie helps drive Nestlé to upbeat results in UK & Ireland

The PowerBar brand encompasses a range of sports nutrition products

US firm Post Holdings snaps up Nestlé PowerBar

Nestlé boss Paul Bulcke predicted a challenging year ahead

Nestlé boss expects another tough year

Women wanted for rewarding careers in food and drink manufacturing

Nestlé backed Women in Engineering Day to lure recruits

Submit a comment

Your comment has been saved

Post a comment

Please note that any information that you supply is protected by our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Access to all documents and request for further information are available to all users at no costs, In order to provide you with this free service, William Reed Business Media SAS does share your information with companies that have content on this site. When you access a document or request further information from this site, your information maybe shared with the owners of that document or information.