Sustainability scorecard developed for coconut industry

Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific

Wednesday, 18 August, 2021

Sustainability scorecard developed for coconut industry

Chocolatier Barry Callebaut has joined forces with Nestlé and Proforest to launch a scorecard that will help develop sustainable practices in coconut production.

The Sustainable Coconut Supplier Scorecard and Sustainable Origins Assessment will allow the company to assess sustainability risks at the sourcing locations of its coconut supply chain, set clear improvement targets and track performance over time.

“It will also help us enhance traceability by mapping out supply chain actors, and introduce a tangible incentive for suppliers and coconut origins to make improvements,” the company said in a statement.

“By 2022, we intend to roll out this assessment with all of Barry Callebaut’s coconut oil suppliers, in addition to our annual traceability assessment.”

Madeleine Eilert, Sustainable Sourcing Lead for Coconut at Nestlé, said Nestlé is dedicated to achieving transparency and traceability through its coconut supply chains.

“The supplier scorecard and origins assessment we are developing together with Barry Callebaut will enable us to fully understand current and future challenges in sourcing this raw material and to address gaps in sustainable coconut production,” Eilert said.

“This set of tools will also be beneficial in creating an alignment among companies and defining a common framework to drive changes in the industry.”

The scorecard follows the sustainable coconut charter developed by Barry Callebaut in September last year, which was signed by several F&B companies including AAK, Nestlé and Unilever.

Image credit: © Gojda

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