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Robin Sundaram

Responsible Sourcing Manager
Nestlé UK & Ireland

Nestle

Robin graduated from the University of Leicester with a BSc in Economics. He spent his early career working with retailers like M&S and Safeway, overseeing programmes like Safeway’s supplier development programme. He joined Nestlé UK in 1995 to lead the Customer Service Development team,  helping set up and drive Nestlé UK’s supply chain collaboration programme with several key retailers. Since then he has fulfilled a number of commercial and supply chain roles within the organisation.
Robin moved to the Nestlé UK & Ireland Procurement team in 2011 where he leads the market-level implementation of Nestlé’s global commitment to engage all suppliers in its Responsible Sourcing Guidelines and approach. Through his role, he has helped develop a full sustainability strategy for Nestlé UK & Ireland’s milk sourcing, aimed at helping dairy farmers reduce their environmental impact and increase the quality and volume of milk supply. He also works across the business to support others in implementing Responsible Sourcing of coffee, palm oil, sugar, cocoa and other key commodities procured by the business. He has also established an internal training programme, Farm to Fork, which helps employees add value and drive sustainable sourcing through their own roles.
During his time as Responsible Sourcing Manager, Nestlé UK & Ireland have won or been shortlisted for several prestigious industry awards for Responsible Sourcing.

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