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Sustainable sourcing

What we're doing to help

As the largest food and beverage company, the raw ingredients we use are key to providing consumers with tasty and nutritious products.

We take our responsibility as a large purchaser very seriously, and have developed a number
of guidelines and programs to ensure our supply of raw materials is sustainable, benefiting both our business and society over the long term.

Through our Responsible Sourcing Guideline (RSG) and Nestlé Supplier Code we monitor, assess and take action where needed. The aim of the RSG is to guide Nestlé’s suppliers to improve their practices where necessary.

Here are some specific examples of our commitment to sustainable sourcing in action:

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan is our initiative focused on creating a sustainable supply of cocoa. The Nestlé Cocoa Plan addresses key issues facing the cocoa farming communities with whom we work, from an economic, social and environmental perspective. One hundred per cent of confectionery products produced at our Toronto factory are made with cocoa produced through our Nestlé Cocoa Plan partners.

Nescafé Plan

At NESCAFÉ, we’ve been building respectful relationships with our farmers for more than 80 years. The world needs a plan to help coffee continue to thrive, and we’ve got one. It’s called Grown Respectfully. 


We’re committed to using Canadian dairy in our ice cream, confectionery, beverage and prepared food products made in Canada. Nestlé Canada purchases over $50 million annually on Canadian dairy.