Analysis Of Nestle's Corporate Social Responsibility

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Nestlé’s Corporate Social Responsibility consists of looking further then the own company needs or profits and pay more attention to other stakeholders. Everyone concerned or connected to the company business will get a closer look on their situation and will be treated right. They divide the stakeholders in two categories; the first being the internal stakeholders such as employees and shareholders. The second category is external stakeholders where we find the suppliers, customers, environment and so on. A multinational as big as Nestlé plans on the long term, which is why they put a great deal of research into finding out how a business is successful. They have experienced that to achieve success like they have there has to …show more content…

Each part of the supply chain adds value to their product; Nestlé makes sure that their entire supply chain operates in an ethical and profitable way. This also counts for their cocoa plantations all over the world. They provide proper training for the local farmers to be able to have a higher and more stable supply of cocoa. There is a strong emphasis on not harming the environment so that the company keeps its good image of being ecological, respectful towards the environment and ethically oriented. At the same time they try to provide proper education for children and reduce child labor. This is extremely important for their business, as cocoa is their most important raw …show more content…

If they do that then they’ll achieve exactly the opposite of what they’re trying to do. The laws that are imposed from the west are not enforced because the country is still developing. Laws that are not enforced have a negative effect. The farmer who employs young workers who should be in school pays them a certain salary they need to have to be able to support their onw and sometimes even their families. If the employment represents a risk for the employer he will start to pay them less making these younger workers even more dependent of child labor. The only thing the west really can do is speed up the development of the developing country. Such a process is very effective but it takes time. The amount of population spread over such a big area makes it impossible to be solved overnight. There is no silver bulled to fight child labor, Nestlé realized that and has shown great efforts in fighting it in a productive and constructive way.
To fight child labor Nestlé starts with finding the sectors with the highest child labor rates. In each territory there are officers chosen by the population and trained by Nestlé. To be able to do this they get help from the International Coco Initiative (ICI). They have a complex system to find families with the highest chance of child labor. They call this “monitoring and

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