External assessments


Oxfam – Behind the Brands

We have ranked top in Oxfam’s Behind the Brands scorecard, which assesses policies and commitments of 10 leading food manufacturers towards sourcing of agricultural commodities in developing countries.

While we are pleased that we continue to be ranked highest in this survey, we recognise that improving food security worldwide requires a lot more effort by all stakeholders. We will continue to support the efforts of Oxfam and other NGOs in making progress toward a sustainable food system. This requires a collaborative effort by civil society, government and business and we believe that the food industry has a vital role to play.

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RobecoSAM Silver Class 2015

Nestlé has received the 'Silver Class Sustainability Award 2015' for its excellent sustainability performance. For more information, please visit www.robecosam.com 

Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2014

Nestlé remains one of the top food products companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is based on an analysis of companies’ economic, environmental and social performance, including areas such as corporate governance, climate strategy, supply chain standards and labour practices. Full details about the Index are available on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index website.

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Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2013

Nestlé has topped a list of global companies in efforts to disclose and cut carbon emissions.The company has achieved the maximum score for the second year running in the CDP ‘Climate Disclosure Leadership Index’ and the CDP ‘Climate Performance Leadership Index.  

Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013
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Nestlé answer to 2014 CDP Climate change questionnaire (pdf, 2Mb)

CDP Water

Nestlé participates on the CDP Water Programme every year since its launch in 2010.

Nestlé answer to 2014 CDP Water questionnaire (pdf, 951Kb)


STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices

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

oekom Research 2013

oekom research has assigned an overall grade of B- to Nestlé, with B- being the best grade that has been awarded in the Food & Beverages sector. This result classifies Nestlé as “Prime” according to oekom’s rating methodology.

Forest Footprint Disclosure

View Forest Footprint Disclosure’s 2012 review (pdf, 2Mb)