And so much more

children enjoying Nespray in Sri Lankan
HEALTHIER PRODUCTS: Sri Lankan school children enjoying Nespray – a locally-sourced, fortified, affordable milk product

At Nestlé, quality goes well beyond the product itself. Throughout the world and across Nestlé brands, we’re involved in a broad range of social and environmental initiatives that together make quite a difference.

Actually, it’s how we’ve always done business at Nestlé and is part of what we call Creating Shared Value. For us, caring about the wellbeing of others and the environment is integral to our promise of improving the quality of life through good food and beverages everywhere. Our commitment to great tasting, healthier and trusted products has, and always will be, tied to our respect for the environment and the people we work with including the farmers who supply us raw ingredients and the communities where we operate.

a man is carrying a pack of Nestlé Waters Resizrce bottles
PACKAGING IMPROVEMENT: Nestlé Waters ReSource bottles are made with 25% recycled PET

With a focus on Nutrition, Water and Rural Development, we work to source, manufacture and package our products in socially-responsible and environmentally-sustainable ways - giving consumers even more reasons to trust and enjoy Nestlé products.

Nutrition: As the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, we believe that the future lies in helping people eat a healthier diet. Whether it is addressing vitamin and mineral deficiencies at one end of the spectrum, or obesity at the other, we are committed to help people everywhere through improved nutrition and understanding.

Water and the environment: Our ambition is to produce tasty and nutritious food and beverages that also have the lowest environmental footprint. We use scientific life cycle assessments to help determine where we can improve the environmental performance of our products including the agricultural phase (working with farmers), and the consumption and post-consumption phases (helping consumers to prepare foods and dispose of packaging in environmentally-responsible ways). We continually work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate waste and improve our packaging.

a cocoa and coffee farmer
HELPING FARMERS: Nestlé supports training to help cocoa and coffee farmers improve their crop quality and environmental sustainability

Rural development: Agriculture employs over one-third of the world’s working population; three-quarters of the world’s poor people live in rural areas. Nestlé's rural development programs benefit more than 680,000 farmers and contribute to improved farming practices, improved environmental stewardship and enhanced quality of life in farming communities.

Here are just a few examples of how Nestlé brands are active helping people and the environment.

  • Nescafé – The world’s largest coffee brand is also a leading force helping coffee farmers around the world through provision of high-quality coffee plantlets, enhanced farming practices and environmental improvements - from coffee beans to consumers’ cups. Learn more about the Nescafé Plan

  • Nespresso – The ultimate coffee experience includes a commitment to ecolaboration with a focus on helping farmers achieve “AAA Quality”, increasing Nespresso capsule recycling levels, improving Nespresso machine technology and lessening the brand's overall environmental footprint.

  • Nestlé Cocoa Plan – Helping to improve cocoa quality and life in cocoa-growing communities, this long-term programme and significant investment allows Nestlé chocolate brands go beyond great taste to offer more sustainable cocoa.

  • Nestlé Waters – Active on multiple fronts to help communities and the environment. Whether it is providing safe drinking water during natural disasters, minimizing packaging and transportation, promoting water conservation and recycling, or providing consumers with an option to high-calorie, sugary beverages, Nestlé Waters and its portfolio of brands such as Pure Life and Poland Spring is committed to being The Healthy Hydration Company. Learn more

  • Haagen-Dazs – We love honey bees and are concerned that they are disappearing at an alarming rate in many parts of the world. That’s why Haagen-Dazs is funding honey bee research in the US and is encouraging consumers to join in to take action at school, work and home.

To learn more, visit the product category pages or Nestlé Creating Shared Value.