External assessments

Fortune ‘Change the World’

Nestlé was ranked fifth in Fortune’s 2016 Change the World list, an annual ranking of 50 companies that are ‘doing well by doing good’.



Nestlé remains included in FTSE4Good, which measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, including clear criteria on the marketing of breast-milk substitutes. We were the first breast-milk substitute manufacturer to be included in the FTSE4Good Index, and have retained our place since 2011.

Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI)

Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI)™

Nestlé ranked second in the 2016 assessment of the global Access to Nutrition Index, which benchmarks the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers on their nutrition-related commitments, practices and performance. Nestlé also ranked first in the subcategories of breast-milk marketing practices, general nutrition and undernutrition.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) is a globally recognised independent benchmark that measures the sustainability performance of the largest 2500 companies. With a score of 92 out of 100, Nestlé was the top performer in the food and beverage industry in 2016.

CDP water programme

The CDP water programme promotes sustainable corporate water stewardship. We participated for the third consecutive year in October 2016, and again received a ‘Leadership’ score of A-.

Nestlé 2016 CDP Water questionnaire (pdf, 1Mb)

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Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

In November 2016, we received a Climate Disclosure Leadership Index Award from environmental sustainability ratings agency CDP, having achieved a score of 100A. Recognised as a global leader in tackling climate change and earning a place on CDP’s Climate A List, Nestlé is among the 9% of participating companies to be awarded an A grade, in recognition of our work to reduce emissions and tackle climate change.

Nestlé answer to 2016 CDP Climate change questionnaire (pdf, 2Mb)

Oxfam Behind the Brands

In April 2016, Nestlé ranked second on Oxfam’s Behind the Brands scorecard, in which the non-governmental organisation (NGO) ranks the world’s ‘Big 10’ consumer food and beverage companies on policies and commitments to improve food security and sustainability.