Nestlé has revealed that 77 per cent of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free.
In 2010, Nestlé made a no deforestation commitment to ensure that none of its products globally would be associated with deforestation by 2020.
It has worked with partners like Airbus and Earthworm Foundation, and its suppliers to identify areas at risk of deforestation. The company is using a combination of tools, including certification, supply chain mapping, on-the-ground verification and satellite imagery from the Starling system to achieve this goal.
Nestlé is now using the Starling system to monitor its entire palm oil supply chain. Pilots in pulp and paper are also now underway and the company plans to extend it to soya later in 2019. Starling’s cutting-edge technology helps Nestlé understand better where deforestation occurs, what drives it and who is involved. The company uses this information to verify compliance, challenge its suppliers and prioritize transformative actions.