Responsibly sourcing our ingredients is crucial to our products and our stakeholders. It helps to ensure the quality we are looking for, promotes transparency, reduces risks, and drives innovation in our supply chains, helping to benefit farmers and communities.
Our commitment to sustainable sourcing
We carefully select our suppliers and farmers around the world and work with them to help protect the people and the planet.
We nurture long-term relationships with our suppliers to ensure they understand, practice, and embrace our values of fair, sustainable, and transparent sourcing. We work with our suppliers on three pillars of our approach to fair and sustainable sourcing, described in our Supplier Code: Human Rights and Social Practices, Environmental Protection and Transparency, and Traceability.
The traceability of our ingredients
Traceability enables us to monitor how our raw materials are produced and from where they come. We already achieved traceability to farm-gate level for some of our raw materials and we are committed to working with our suppliers to constantly increase visibility and transparency of our supply chain.
One of the ways we are doing this is through farmer mapping, a tool that tracks the location and size of the farms from which we source. This enables us to know where, how, and by whom our raw materials were grown, so that we can target interventions in protecting the environment and support sustainable livelihoods for local communities.
Certification programs are an additional lever to our approach. They provide third-party assurance that specific traceability requirements and sustainability standards set by independent bodies have been met.
We seek excellence along the whole value chain, with particular focus on economic, social, and environmental quality of the raw materials that we rely on for the production of our treats.