Nestlé UK Response to Panorama

To Press Releases listCroydon,Mar 23, 2010

We share the concerns around child labour issues in the developing world and we are committed to eliminating all forms of exploitation of children. We have been working for many years in the Ivory Coast, one of the poorest countries in the world, on initiatives to address social issues including child labour.

We have recently announced additional investment of £65 million over the next ten years through our global Cocoa Plan to address the key issues that the farming communities we work with face.

As part of this we are proud to be working with the Fairtrade Foundation who share our long–term commitment to improving conditions for Ivory Coast farmers and understand the challenges this involves.

Consumers can be assured that the cocoa used in Nestlé's Fairtrade Four Finger Kit Kat has been sourced from certified cooperatives that are independently audited against Fairtrade Standards, and that are committed to using the benefits of Fairtrade to improve life for the farmers, their children and the wider community.

For more information on how through the Cocoa plan we are working with partners to eliminate all forms of child exploitation click here.