Proforest is working with Barry Callebaut and Nestlé to develop a Sustainable Coconut Supplier Scorecard and Sustainable Origins Assessment Template. These tools will enable the companies to better understand and address the challenges involved in sourcing coconut responsibly, by identifying risks in supply chains related to environmental impacts, farmer livelihoods and agricultural practices. The scorecard and assessment template will also prompt improved traceability, reaching further up the supply chain, set clear improvement targets and track performance.
Ultimately, this work will allow Barry Callebaut and Nestlé to act on the ambitions and principles of the Sustainable Coconut Charter, for which they are both founding signatories.
Launched in 2020, the charter is the first voluntary framework for companies in the coconut industry. The aim of these initiatives and tools is to drive environmental and social improvements across the coconut sector.