Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 187 countries around the world, and its 291,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2,000 brands range from global icons like Kit Kat or Nespresso to local favourites like Cailler. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. The company launched its cocoa sustainability strategy, the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, in 2009, which includes a Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation system with a strong quality education component. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.

“We are pleased to contribute to the CLEF initiative to improve quality of education in Côte d’Ivoire. This builds on the work we have been doing with Jacobs Foundation under their TRECC program. Since 2012, Nestlé has contributed in improving access to education in the rural areas in Côte d’Ivoire. As part of the Nestlé Cocoa plan, we have built or refurbished 49 schools in the cocoa growing communities. CLEF complements our wider actions to tackle child labor through the roll out of the Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System. It helps address some of the root causes of child labor.”

Alexander Von Maillot – Global Head Confectionery and Ice Cream Strategic Business Unit; Nestlé