Responsible Sourcing

We understand our responsibilities to source raw materials in an ethical manner, and be aware of the potential impact on both the environment and communities .We also understand that consumers and our stakeholders are increasingly looking for information about where ingredients originate and how they were produced – this calls for traceability and transparency in our supply chain.

In 2013 around 65% of our procurement spend was directed to locally-based suppliers.

Supplier Code

The Nestlé Supplier Code and Responsible Sourcing Program helps us to identify ethical and environmental risks across our supply chains and provides a comprehensive and rigorous framework that ensures suppliers adhere to our principles. 


In 2013, we audited more than 80 suppliers.