Setting Our Standards
The Nestlé Supplier Code is at the heart of every business relationship with our suppliers. It sets out the non-negotiable minimum standards that we require our suppliers, and their suppliers and their suppliers throughout the supply chain to respect and implement.
We’re focused on ensuring that our raw materials are produced responsibly – and it starts by working closely with our suppliers and others to better understand our supply chain, identify the issues and opportunities that matter most and improve our performance over time.
Because each supply chain has its own characteristics and issues, across Nestlé, including Nestlé Purina, we’ve implemented material-specific requirements consolidated in our Nestlé Responsible Sourcing Guidelines to help our suppliers improve their practices, where necessary, and ensure they meet international standards and Nestlé policies.
Seafood has been Nestlé Purina’s largest effort to date, and good progress has been made through Nestlé Purina’s leadership of Nestlé’s seafood Responsible Sourcing Guidelines with respected Non-Governmental Organization partners that help us apply tools and expertise to assess source fishery health and track our supply chain.
Nestlé Purina is also involved in the implementation of Responsible Sourcing Guidelines for soy, and NGO partnerships are in place to track the supply chain in Brazil, Argentina, Europe and the U.S.
Our Partnership with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)
In January 2014, Nestlé Purina engaged with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to identify and assess fishery sources of our seafood raw materials and engage in improvement efforts for high-risk supplies.
As a result, Nestlé Purina is now able to determine that our products originated from at least 123 different wild source fisheries globally, with 74 of those fisheries deemed responsibly sourced using SFP analysis. We continue to collect more information to be able to characterize the remaining fisheries and are considering participation in the Fishery Improvement Project where it makes sense.
“Nestlé Purina demonstrated a strong commitment to their Responsible Sourcing Guidelines in the seafood sector in 2014. This effort established a solid foundation to build upon in 2015.”
– Sam Grimley, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership