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Literacy is Priceless

Adult education helps stop child labor in Côte d’Ivoire
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Béatrice tuts gently at her son Roméo, softly shaking her head to show him he’s made a mistake. He tries reading the word again and does better. She nods, pretending to be stern. But she can’t help letting a little smile escape when he turns back to his book. Reading together is still a novel experience and they both enjoy it, even though Roméo is already 12.

Bridge Schools

Helping kids in cocoa communities back into education
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Deep in Côte d’Ivoire's cocoa belt, the small village of T. lies quiet during the day. With all the men and women in the fields, the 300 or so mudbrick houses mostly stand empty.

Some of the children go to the local school. To reach it, they walk along the village’s heavily potholed, unsurfaced roads. The few cars that do pass through have to slow down to a crawl.

Tackling Child Labor

Nestlé’s system to tackle child labor works, now we’re scaling it
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I’ve headed up the Nestlé Cocoa Plan for almost 12 years, so I’ve seen firsthand how our Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System, (CLMRS), works and how it has benefited kids and families in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. As demonstrated in our 2019 report ‘Tackling Child Labor’, it is making a real difference to the lives of thousands of kids and families.

Our system was successful in tackling child labor in just over half of cases in the 2019 reporting period. Strong progress, but now we’re going further.

Nestlé Scales Up Action Against Child Labor and Expands Cocoa Sustainability Program

Press Release

December 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé has today reported significant progress in its efforts to tackle the issue of child labor in the cocoa communities of West Africa. Its latest 'Tackling Child Labor' report (pdf, 4Mb) shows that it is possible to have a positive impact at scale.

Nestlé Expands Efforts in Forest Monitoring With Public Radar Technology

Press Release

Nestlé today joined a coalition of major palm oil producers and buyers to support and fund the development of a new, publicly available radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD).

An Innovative Future Factory for S.Pellegrino

Works begins on new home for the well-known Italian brand
Press Release

To celebrate the 120-year anniversary of S.Pellegrino, work has begun on the new production plant of one of the best-known and iconic Italian brands in the world. The new S.Pellegrino bottling facility at San Pellegrino Terme in Italy is an innovative and technologically advanced structure. 

Listening and Working Together in Nigeria

The importance of ongoing community engagement
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By Rabie Issa, Business Executive Officer Nestlé Waters Nigeria
 

Opened in April 2016, the Abaji factory is Nestlé Waters’ most modern water processing facility in Central and West Africa. It lies near Manderegi village, an agricultural community around 40km from Nigeria’s capital Abuja.

Nestlé Joins the ‘One Planet Business for Biodiversity’ Coalition to Promote Biodiversity

Press Release

September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé today joined the ‘One Planet Business for Biodiversity’ (OP2B) coalition to take bold actions in protecting and restoring biodiversity. The new OP2B initiative was launched at the UN Climate Action Summit.

Nestlé Accelerates Action to Tackle Climate Change and Commits to Zero Net Emissions by 2050

Press Release

VEVEY, Switzerland, September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Ahead of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this month, Nestlé will sign the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge.

Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute, First-of-Its-Kind in the Food Industry

Press Release

Vevey, Switzerland, September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé today officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.

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