100% certified sustainable cocoa
In the UK & Ireland, our work with the Nestlé Cocoa Plan has been on certifying the sustainable sourcing of cocoa. Out target was to source 100% certified sustainable cocoa for our chocolate, confectionery and biscuits by 2015. In December 2015, we announced that we had achieved this target, becoming the first major confectionary company in the UK & Ireland to do so.
To verify the sustainability of our cocoa, we work with independent organisations UTZ and the Fairtrade Foundation for certification that the cocoa is sourced and produced sustainably on farms with safe working conditions.
From 1 January 2016 onwards, the entire range of Nestlé chocolate confectionery and biscuits sold in the UK & Ireland, including KitKat, Milkybar, After Eight, Smarties and many more is produced using certified sustainable cocoa, sourced through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.