Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities.
According to the company, these commodities cover 95% of Nestlé's annual sourcing of raw materials.
"Consumers want to know what is in their food and where it comes from. Therefore, transparency in our supply chains is essential, and we will continue to lead in this area. 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 (beef, pork, veal, lamb/mutton)*, hazelnuts and vanilla," said Magdi Batato, executive vice president, head of operations, Nestlé.
"By mid-2019, we 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," he added.
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The disclosure includes the list of direct (tier 1) suppliers, upstream locations and country of origins as well as total volume sourced for each commodity. Nestlé refers to this plan as the first disclosure of its kind in the industry.
* Raw materials used in food and beverages for human consumption ** Grouped under the meat category
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