Responsible sourcing at Nestlé
Committed to fostering responsible practices in our supply chain, while ensuring that our sourcing and supplier relationships deliver a competitive advantage.
Did you know that we work with almost 165,000 direct suppliers and 695,000 individual farmers worldwide?
We're committed to fostering responsible practices in our supply chain, while ensuring that our sourcing and supplier relationships deliver a competitive advantage.
Nestlé Supplier Code
Nestlé's Responsible Sourcing Standard defines the way we source through care and respect for individuals, communities and the planet. It delivers on consumers expectations on where our products come from and how they are made. Nestlé's approach to Responsible Sourcing is a fundamental pillar of our purpose, enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.
Our Nestlé Supplier Code and its Appendix set out the non-negotiable minimum standards that we ask our suppliers, their employees, agents and subcontractors to respect and to adhere to at all times when conducting business. It's an integral part of all purchase orders and supply contracts and we are integrating it into all other commercial agreements.
This Standard goes beyond industry norms and/ or local regulations and is designed to encourage a dynamic transformation of our sourcing and related production activities. We acknowledge that this transformation takes time to implement. We want our supply chain third parties to behave transparently and to commit to continuous improvement in their operations to reach this Standard exhaustively. To help make this a reality, Nestlé will support the establishment of milestones to improve practices and contribute to intervention projects. Failure to continuously improve upon this can impact the ability of our supply chain to deliver to Nestlé, which could lead to, for example, delisting. Using this mindset, we base our approach on three fundamental guiding principles:
- Have a positive impact on people, communities and the planet as part of our sourcing activities.
- Together, support and contribute to creating shared value.
- Continuously improve practices to achieve the Standard requirements.
Find out more about how we implement the code worldwide through our commitment to responsible sourcing.