Nutrition, health and wellness

To help us achieve our strategy, we have put robust governance and management systems, policies and standards in place to monitor, measure and manage our nutrition, health and wellness performance.

Organisational structure

Innovation, technology and R&D

We have the strongest R&D network in the food industry, with 4800 scientists and researchers working across the world, including:

  • 40 R&D Centres;
  • The Nestlé Research Center (NRC), which directs Nestlé’s nutrition, health and wellness activities through scientific investigation and the Clinical Development Unit (CDU), a hub for Nestlé’s clinical development programmes;
  • The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), a biomedical research institute specialising in metabolic health, gastrointestinal health, brain health and healthy ageing.

Nestlé Skin Health

A wholly owned Nestlé subsidiary, Nestlé Skin Health focuses on enhancing the quality of life by delivering science-based solutions for the health of skin, hair and nails over the course of people’s lives.

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc)

The NHSc pioneers the development and application of evolving science to create a new role for nutritional therapy.

Nestlé Nutrition

Our nutrition business is dedicated to providing high-quality, innovative, science-based nutrition for mothers and infants, and helping nurture healthier generations by establishing good eating habits early. The business shares leading science-based nutrition information and education with healthcare professionals, scientists, and public health communities and stakeholders through the Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI).

Corporate Nutrition, Health and Wellness Unit

Corporate Nutrition, Health and Wellness, which is responsible for driving nutrition, health and wellness across the business. The unit is also guardian of the 60/40+ approach which allows us to deliver tastier and healthier products. Through our Wellness Champions, located in each business unit and country, the unit facilitates, inspires, motivates and drives our health and wellness ambition.

Find out more about our R&D network.

Internal nutrition organisation at Nestlé


Our policies and standards

We make our policy and principles documents available to everyone through the company website. They are regularly revised in line with international or national regulations and guidelines on the reduction of public health sensitive nutrients, as well as the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

Our policy and principles documents are:


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