Nestlé Ireland has announced that it is 'on target' to source all of its cocoa from sustainable sources by the end of 2015, which would make it the first major confectionery company in Ireland to achieve this goal.
This year, certified cocoa will be used in popular brands such as Quality Street, Toffee Crisp, Munchies, Blue Riband and Breakaway, while last year, Smarties, Yorkie and Kit Kat began using certified cocoa.
Nestlé works with UTZ Certified and Fairtrade Foundation and purchases over 60 per cent of its cocoa from certified farms working with the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.
“Nestlé is set to be the first to reach this landmark goal, making a real difference to farmers and their communities," said Deirdre O’Donoghue, Country Manager, Nestlé Ireland.
"For Quality Street, Nestlé has started purchasing certified cocoa and these products will be on the shelves in Ireland in time for Christmas this year. This means we are on track to reach 100 per cent by the end of 2015.”
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