Nescafé

NESCAFÉ, the world's favourite coffee, has been building respectful relationships with coffee farmers, their communities and the planet for more than 80 years. We respect farmers by helping them grow healthier, disease-resistant, better quality coffee, which in turn, increases their incomes. We respect communities by creating opportunities for younger generations to continue their farming heritage and not leave for city prospects. And we respect our planet by creating new farming techniques that protect and conserve natural resources.

Please read much more about it in our Nescafe Plan 10 years report https://www.nestle.com/sites/default/files/2021-01/sustainable-journey-ten-years-nescafe-plan-2021-en.pdf as well as https://www.nestle.com/csv/raw-materials/coffee and https://www.nescafe.com

Statement of support

"NESCAFÉ, the world's favourite coffee, has been building respectful relationships with coffee farmers, their communities and the planet for more than 80 years. We respect farmers by helping them grow healthier, disease-resistant, better quality coffee, which in turn, increases their incomes. We respect communities by creating opportunities for younger generations to continue their farming heritage and not leave for city prospects. And we respect our planet by creating new farming techniques that protect and conserve natural resources. We welcome the Sustainable Coffee Challenge ambition to make coffee the world's first fully sustainable agricultural product, look forward to share our commitments and to collaborate on the Action Networks."

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Roaster
Action Networks
Partner Since November 2018

Our Commitments

By 2020: 70% of total NESCAFÉ coffee supplies to be responsibly sourced

Update

April 13, 2020

65% of total NESCAFÉ coffee supplies was responsibly sourced in 2019, on track towards 2020 commitment

April 1, 2019: During 2018, 55% of total NESCAFÉ coffee supplies was responsibly sourced.

Status 90% complete
Target date 2020
Countries targeted Global

By 2020: NESCAFÉ to improve the quality, quantity and sustainability of its coffee supply chain by distributing 220 mio coffee plantlets

Update

April 13, 2020

211 million improved coffee plantlets distributed since 2010

April 1, 2019: 21.9 mio plantlets distributed in 2018. Since 2010, cumulative 181.8 mio plantlets distributed.

Status 90% complete
Target date 2020
Countries targeted Global

By 2020: NESCAFÉ to improve coffee farm economics in at least four coffee sourcing countries

Update

April 13, 2020

Farmers participating in NESCAFÉ field programs in three origins achieved coffee farm economics improvements, according to independent Impact Assessment. Mexico and Cote d'Ivoire [higher productivity] and Honduras [higher quality].

April 1, 2019: Improvements in farm economics in two coffee-sourcing countries.

Status 70% complete
Target date 2020
Countries targeted Global

By 2020: NESCAFÉ to monitor and improve labour rights in at least two coffee sourcing countries

Update

April 13, 2020

NESCAFÉ worked with two NGOs, Verité and Certificadora de Productos Sustentables

[PPS], in 2019 to improve workers’ labor rights in Mexico, and partnered with coffee certifier 4C Services to conduct a scoping study in the Philippines.

PPS then visited 293 medium to large farms during harvest time to carry out specific labor rights assessments. Nine farms within, or related to, our supply chain were identified with Child Labor risks at the time of the visits. From these nine farms, we requested our suppliers to remove five from our value chain. For the remaining four, corrective actions were undertaken and followed up locally as a condition for these farms to continue supplying us coffee.

In the Philippines, 4C Services identified issues including noncompliance with local minimum wage legislation and a low level of school enrollment. We are assessing the situation and identifying root causes and potential solutions to address and rectify this.

April 15, 2019: Targeted labour rights monitoring program in one coffee sourcing country

Status 90% complete
Target date 2020
Countries targeted Global