External assessments

Access To Nutrition

Access to Nutrition Index

In March 2013, Nestlé was ranked one of the top three global food and beverage manufacturers in the 2013 Access to Nutrition Index, a biennial index which benchmarks the world’s largest manufacturers on their nutrition-related commitments, practices and performance globally. Nestlé’s governance and management systems, and well-structured approach to engagement, were ranked first in our sector.

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CDP Climate Change

In October 2014, we received a Climate Disclosure Leadership Index Award from environmental data reporting platform CDP, having achieved a score of 96 out of 100.

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Nestlé answer to 2015 CDP Climate change questionnaire (pdf, 2Mb)

CDP Water

The CDP Water programme promotes sustainable corporate water stewardship. Nestlé’s response was scored for the first time in 2014 and we received a ‘Leadership’ rating, with a maximum score of 20. We were recognised for our water strategy and public policy commitments.

Nestlé answer to 2015 CDP Water questionnaire (pdf, 1Mb)

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders. In 2015, Nestlé scored 89, placing us among the top performing companies in our industry. Full details about the Index are available on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index website.



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. In 2014, our practices were audited in 39 countries, including audits from Nestlé Group Audit, Bureau Veritas and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Oxfam Behind the Brands

In 2014, Nestlé retained the equal lead ranking in Oxfam’s Behind the Brands scorecard with Unilever. The scorecard assesses the world’s 10 largest food and beverage companies across seven themes, including women in the supply chain, farmers and land rights. We received an overall score of 70% (deemed ‘fair’). Our leadership efforts to combat climate change were recognised with a score of 8 out of 10, and we out-performed our peers on water policy, on all but Unilever on workers’ rights and received an equal score to Unilever for transparency.


STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices

Nestlé is a component of the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit www.stoxx.com.