KITKAT in Society

Jul 18, 2016

Since its launch in 1935, KITKAT has established itself in British culture and continues to be one of the biggest confectionery brands in the world. In the UK alone, three million KITKAT bars are made every day and more than one billion KITKAT products are eaten every year. But were you aware of the many ways that the ingredients, people and places that go into making KITKAT have a positive impact on our society?

In 2015, KITKAT became the first confectionery brand globally to be made with 100% certified sustainable cocoa, supplied through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan. The plan aims to improve lives in farming communities and the quality of cocoa beans.

In the UK, Nestlé works closely with Scottish First Milk farmers to supply milk for KITKAT as part of the Milk Plan. It helps to make their farms more sustainable and develops young farmers through the Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme.

KITKAT is made at Nestlé’s York site which employs more than 2,100 people. As part of the Youth Employment Initiative, since 2013, Nestlé York has offered more than 300 employment opportunities to young people to help them enter the world of work and equip them with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

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