In our Commitment on Deforestation, we pledge that our products will not be associated with deforestation. This covers all the raw materials we use to make our products, as well as our packaging.
And in our Commitment on Biofuels, we raise awareness of the risks to forests, water and food supplies resulting from conversion to growing biofuel crops.
Other key actions taken over the past few years include:
- Developed Nestlé Responsible Sourcing Guideline (pdf, 1.6Mb) in partnership with NGOs, for use in responsible sourcing;
- Pledged our support to the goal of the Consumer Goods Forum, a global platform for the consumer goods industry, to work collaboratively to achieve zero net deforestation globally by 2020;
- Embarked on mapping our extended supply chains back to their origin; and
- Helped to develop publicly available Deforestation Guides for Commodity Sourcing, in partnership with Conservation International, to provide greater information about where deforestation may be occurring. This allowed us to refine the focus of our work and provided information to drive necessary alignment among businesses, governments and civil society.