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20 Nov 2020
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Ferrero announces a 40-month project plan in Turkey 

As outlined in the Ferrero Hazelnut Charter, Ferrero is committed to joyful growth and child protection across its sourcing. In November 2020, Ferrero commenced a partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to implement a 40-month project in Turkey to contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in hazelnut harvesting. This builds on Ferrero’s active participation since 2013 in the CAOBISCO ( the European Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionary Industries) and ILO partnership. The CAOBISCO-ILO partnership in Turkey has been renewed and geographically extended. This is another important step towards fulfilling the commitments in our Charter. 

Read more on Ferrero’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) 40-month project in Turkey 

Ferrero engages in child protection programmes covering all its hazelnut sourcing in Turkey 

Through the ILO-Ferrero partnership and its participation in the CAOBISCO-ILO partnership, as well as the activities of its sustainability programme, Ferrero Farming Values, Ferrero is engaged in child protection programmes covering all its hazelnut sourcing in Turkey

For Ferrero, child protection means that we are determined to prevent and eliminate child labour all along our value chain, through a multi-stakeholder approach, with the conviction that every child should be protected, by experiencing joyful growth through a right to education and a safe environment. The CAOBISCO-ILO Public Private Partnership (PPP) brings together national, regional and local authorities, as well as private sector actors and civil society. The activities will continue in the provinces where programmes have taken place since 2013 and the new phase of the PPP will also include the provinces of Giresun and Samsun. 

The presence of child labour has been documented in the agricultural sector in Turkey. These partnerships will bring the possibility of adapting the learnings to other crops, thereby helping to better identify the needs for sustainable action against child labour in seasonal agriculture in Turkey.

Ferrero began its journey in the small town of Alba in Piedmont, Italy, in 1946. Today, it is one of the world’s largest sweet-packaged food companies, with over 35 iconic brands sold in more than 170 countries. The Ferrero Group brings joy to people around the world with much-loved treats and snacks, including Nutella®, Kinder®, Tic Tac® and Ferrero Rocher®. More than 47,000 employees are passionate about helping people celebrate life's special moments. The Ferrero Group’s family culture, now in its third generation, is based on dedication to quality and excellence, heritage, and a commitment to the planet and communities in which we operate.