What are you doing to reduce sugar in your products?

We’ve committed to reducing added sugars in our products by 5% by 2020, to help people live healthier lives.

Between 2000 and 2013 we reduced the amount of table sugar in our products by 32%, with a real focus on children’s foods.

39,000 tonnes
the amount of sugar we took out of Nestlé products between 2014 and 2016

In 2014 we committed to a further 10% sugar reduction by 2016 in products that did not meet our nutritional criteria (pdf, 882Kb). By the end of 2016 we’d reduced sugar by 39,000 tonnes (8% on average) in these products.

We base our nutritional criteria on scientific and public health recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other top international and national authorities.

Seven per cent of our total portfolio (including some more indulgent products), does not currently meet our strict criteria for sugar, although they may be healthier than rival products.

We’ll continue to reduce sugar in our foods and beverages as quickly as possible. Some people claim that we aren’t moving fast enough, but we need to get the process right. Food should be both nutritious and delicious.

Read more about how we reduce sugar in our products: Nestlé Policy on Sugars (pdf, 2 Mb).


Read more Read more about our commitment to further reduce sugar, salt and fat

Read more Read more about our nutrition commitments

Read more Read our response to the WHO's Draft Guideline: Sugar Intake for Adults and Children

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