Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments
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Through our Nestlé in Society reporting, we aim to share information transparently about our long-term impact on society and how this is intrinsically linked to the creation of our long-term business success.
Our reporting history
We have issued global reports covering our Creating Shared Value, environmental sustainability and compliance performance every two years since 2007, and have now migrated to comprehensive online reporting on Nestlé in Society on an annual basis. Download archived CSV reports.
Our 2012 focus: nutrition
We supplement our online reporting with topic-specific printed summary reports concentrating, each year, on one of our three Creating Shared Value focus areas: rural development, water and, in the case of 2012, nutrition.
Our wider communications
Our comprehensive online Nestlé in Society report, the summary print report, case studies, audio content, and videos (all available in this section of our website) are companions to our 2012 Annual Report, which outlines our business and financial performance.
Together, they form an integral part of our overall communication on CSV, environmental sustainability and compliance performance and cover the UN Global Compact Advanced/LEAD Communication on Progress (COP) requirements.
We have identified a wide range of stakeholders who we expect to use this report and engage with them regularly on the report and other matters, for example, through the twice-annual Nestlé CSV stakeholder convenings. These stakeholders are drawn from NGOs, academic centres, governmental and intergovernmental organisations, think tanks, consultancies and social enterprises working on Nestlé's CSV focus areas of nutrition, water and rural development, as well as on human rights and compliance.
This report is aligned with Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G3.1 guidelines and Food Processing Sector Supplement, which we helped develop. In our next report, we plan to start communicating in line with the G4 guidelines, to be published in 2013.
Report boundary, scope and assurance
The information contained in this full online report and our Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and Meeting our Commitments report covers our global operations for the year ending 31 December 2012, unless otherwise stated.
Data is provided for our wholly-owned companies and subsidiaries, excluding joint ventures and suppliers, unless specifically stated. The environmental data refers to factories and warehouses (excluding some recent acquisitions), and safety and health figures cover approximately 339,397 employees (permanent and temporary), as well as approximately 112,775 contractors working on our sites.
Our reporting on Nestlé in Society is subject to independent third-party assurance by Bureau Veritas – please see our 2012 assurance statement.
We have developed key performance indicators to provide a focus for measuring and reporting our actions and progress in creating shared value, sustainability and compliance.
We hope you find this report engaging and informative, and we welcome your input and views. Contact us.