Supporting implementation of Nestlé’s Responsible Sourcing Guidelines
Nestlé | 2011 — ongoing
In 2011 Proforest began work on the definition of Nestlé’s Responsible Sourcing Guidelines (RSGs) for sugar, which set out the minimum social and environmental performance requirements for both sugarcane and sugar beet production. Subsequently, Proforest has begun the process of mapping Nestlé’s global sugar supply chain and started assessing priority suppliers against the RSGs. On behalf of Nestlé, Proforest is engaging with suppliers to understand current level of compliance with the RSGs, through field audits and other methods, and is developing action plans to ensure that suppliers can work towards meeting the RSGs.
As of 2012, Proforest has also started work on the implementation of RSGs for soy and the mapping of Nestlé’s global soy supply chains.