04/02/2019 | Industry, Ingredients

Nestlé discloses suppliers to accelerate transparency

Nestlé is accelerating its journey towards reaching full supply chain transparency by disclosing the list of its suppliers alongside a variety of data on its 15 priority commodities. These commodities cover 95 % of the company’s annual sourcing of raw materials. This is reportedly the first disclosure of its kind in the industry and comes at a time when global consumers demand to know exactly what is in their food and where it comes from.

“Transparency in our supply chains is essential and we will continue to lead in this area,” says Magdi Batato, Executive Vice President, Head of Operations at Nestlé. “Following the public disclosure of our palm oil and pulp and paper supply chains last year, we are now pleased to release supply chain information for soya, meat, hazelnuts and vanilla”.

By mid-2019, Nestlé will also publish the supply chain information for our other priority commodities which include seafood, coconut, vegetables, spices, coffee, cocoa, dairy, poultry, eggs, cereals and sugar. The disclosure includes the list of direct suppliers, upstream locations and country of origins as well as total volume sourced for each commodity.