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Member since: juin 2010 Commodities: Huile de palme, Pâte à papier, Noix de coco, Cacao


Member since: juin 2010

Commodities: Huile de palme, Pâte à papier, Noix de coco, Cacao


Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 187 countries around the world, and its 291,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

Earthworm Foundation is helping Nestlé to identify the origin of its raw materials, engage its suppliers and to develop and implement strategies to reach the Nestlé Responsible Sourcing standard in its pulp & paper, palm oil and coconut supply chains.

News & Media

13 sept. 2019

Historical commitment puts focus on nature and people

Etapes clés

Key impacts

Nestle’s long-term engagement in north-west Russia has contributed in part to the formal protection of 300,000 hectares of the Dvinsky Intact Forest Landscape.
Eight pulp & paper projects in eight different countries relating to forest protection and human rights are ongoing or completed in 2019, representing many thousands of hectares of forest and the livelihoods of hundreds of workers. Community forestry examples include the Vietnam Rurality project, where 44,000 acacia seedlings (equivalent to 19 hectares) were planted by the Son My Commune.
79% of Nestlé’s palm oil supply chain is currently considered Responsibly Sourced, with plans in place to increase this proportion in 2020. For pulp & paper 91% of the known virgin fibre is considered Responsibly Sourced.

Huile de palme

Palm oil is a highly versatile and inexpensive vegetable oil used in many consumer goods products. It is also an extremely efficient crop, producing as much as 10 times per hectare as other vegetable oils. But its role as a major driver of economic growth is also associated with the loss of tropical forest habitats.

Earthworm Foundation leads on establishing transparency in Nestlé’s palm oil supply chain and tracking suppliers’ progress on implementing Nestlé’s Responsible Sourcing Standard. We also partner with Nestlé in a large number of transformation and verification projects, such as developing forest production-protection models in Peru, investigating high-risk suppliers globally and using Starling satellite monitoring of deforestation. On human rights and community needs, our work with Nestlé provides access to safe drinking water in Papua New Guinea, to improved respect of labour rights for Indonesian plantation workers and ways to address the issue of children in plantations in Malaysia. The list goes on. See Nestle’s palm oil progress report for more.

12 févr. 2020

Report providing insights into recruitment costs in Malaysia

29 janv. 2020

Engaging businesses, NGOs, government and communities to preserve forests

6 déc. 2019

Film: Clean water for communities in Papua New Guinea

Pâte à papier

Forests are under increasing pressure from human activity that results in forest loss and degradation. The pulp & paper industry can be one of these pressures, but it can also be what keeps them standing.

Since 2011, Nestlé and Earthworm Foundation have analysed and prioritised high priority pulp & paper sources for on-the-ground engagement to drive targeted transformation in line with Nestlé’s expectations. This work continues today and is supplemented by projects in key sourcing areas through Healthy Forest Landscape approaches on specific issues such as Intact Forest Landscapes and with Indigenous Communities as well as technologies such as Starling satellite imagery to monitor No Deforestation commitments and also exploring social issues in recovered fibre supply chains.

30 nov. 2021

If a balance between industry, conservation and social interests can be found in Dvinsky, it could be an example applied in other forest…

20 juin 2017

Towards a more responsible pulp and paper industry

Noix de coco

The coconut palm is often called the ‘tree of life’ because of its versatility and importance to rural livelihoods. But with global demand for coconut now outstripping supply, smallholder farmers can struggle with issues including ageing trees and poor production techniques.

Earthworm Foundation is joining Nestlé in the start of their work on Responsible Sourcing of coconut products. In 2019, we began to map Nestlé’s coconut supply chain and conduct baseline assessments in sourcing regions. Findings from this work will enable development of Nestlé’s 2025 roadmap to Responsible Sourcing for coconut. Stay tuned!

26 févr. 2020

Earthworm's Roisin Mortimer explores the state of the coconut industry

15 févr. 2018

We need trust and change, not ticks in boxes