IN 2017, Nestlé launched more than 1000 new, nutritious products and contributed to over 41,000 job and traineeship opportunities through its Nestlé Needs YOUth initiative.
Furthermore, the company has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by over 30 per cent in the last 10 years.
The 2017 Nestlé in society – Creating Shared Value report details the company’s progress on key commitments.
The report covers the company’s impact on individuals and families, communities and the planet, supporting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
It highlights some of the ways Nestlé employees worldwide are working to fulfill the company’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.
Guided by values rooted in respect, Nestlé promotes transparency and accountability in its business and its interactions with communities where it operates.
The Nestlé in society report is independently verified by Bureau Veritas. Nestlé is proud to be reporting at the highest level within the Global Reporting Initiative Standards reporting guidelines.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé reckoned that world was changing fast, with consumer expectations, competition and society evolving at an unprecedented pace.
According to them, “while our company is anticipating and adapting to these changes, two important dimensions do not change – our purpose and our values; our purpose is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future; our values, rooted in respect, guide our decisions and actions. This is deeply anchored in Nestlé’s culture and reflected in our Corporate Business Principles and our Code of Business Conduct.
Nestlé, they intimated wants to help shape a better, healthier future.
“This starts with supporting young people; in 2017, we regrouped and aligned our healthy kids initiatives to better support parents and caregivers on their journey to raise healthier children,” Chairman and CEO were quoted as jointly saying.
Nestlé unveils2020 commitments
Poised to offer tastier and healthier choices, the company will among other strategies launch more foods and beverages that are nutritious, especially for mothers-to-be, new mothers and infants and children. It will increase vegetables, fibre-rich grains, pulses, nuts and seeds in our foods and beverages, address under-nutrition through micronutrient fortification and decrease sugars, sodium and saturated fat.
Nestlé further committed to inspiring people to lead healthier live by applying and explaining nutrition information on packs, at point of sale and online and offer guidance on portions for its products.
“We will leverage our marketing efforts to promote healthy cooking, eating and lifestyles; empower parents, caregivers and teachers to foster healthy behaviours in children; support breastfeeding and protect it by continuing to implement an industry-leading policy to market breast-milk substitutes responsibly,” the report indicated.