YORK and its Nestlé confectionery factory feature in a new video series made by the company, profiling UK communities where it operates.

Presented by the firm’s expert historian, Alex Hutchinson, the video gives a tour of the city’s landmarks before moving onto its chocolate heritage and the role the company plays as part of the community.

Alex said: “I have lived in York for nearly two decades and, around every corner, there is something more to learn about the history of the city, our country and culture.

“My expertise is in chocolate and sweets and it is staggering the amount of talent, quality and innovation that has come from this community over many, many years and right up to the present day.

“It was great fun to take a tour of our beautiful city and show people around a community that we can all be very proud of.”

Meanwhile, Nestlé has also announced it is using cutting-edge satellite technology to help prevent deforestation through the supply of palm oil for its products.

Nestlé has become the first global food company to deploy a satellite-based monitoring system, the Starling service, to keep an eye on 100 per cent of the company’s palm oil supply chain around the globe.

A spokesman said the satellites provide a really detailed image of land across huge areas of the planet to the point that it becomes easy to see the difference between mature forest and crop land, so even small changes in tree coverage are clearly visible.

He said Nestlé had spent nearly a decade working towards a commitment made in 2010 that said none of its products, containing palm oil, would be associated with deforestation by 2020.

Anna Turrell of Nestlé UK and Ireland said:“This is just one step, albeit a really important one, in our efforts to eliminate deforestation in Nestlé’s supply chain.

“Around the clock satellite monitoring means we can act quickly and decisively, in real time, if we see something going wrong but it also means we can be more transparent and promote greater accountability along the supply chain.