Our stakeholder convenings are hosted and organised by external experts, to ensure that we receive independent opinions and feedback. The events address issues that are specific to our value chain and key focus areas where we can create shared value.
||Geneva and Kuala Lumpur
||New Delhi and London
||Nairobi and London
||London and Jakarta
In 2014, we held stakeholder convenings in London (49 stakeholders) and Jakarta (90 stakeholders), which were attended by representatives of NGOs, academia, government, industry associations and international bodies.
The annual global stakeholder convening held in London on 28 April 2014 featured senior executive participation from Nestlé SA Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (last year it was CEO Paul Bulcke) and Nestlé UK & Ireland CEO Fiona Kendrick. The convening included presentations given by the Nestlé SA Public Affairs team, a stakeholder panel discussion and focused discussions on nutrition, the environment and sustainability, human rights and compliance and rural development. There was a strong focus during discussions on the Nestlé business model and our role in influencing collective action and in facilitating change for sustainable development.
The Indonesia stakeholder convening was held in Jakarta on 15–16 December 2014. It marked our largest convening to date, attended by stakeholders as well as Nestlé senior executives including Executive Vice President Nandu Nandkishore and Nestlé Indonesia President Director Arshad Chaudhry, and experts from local and global teams. This is understood to have been the first stakeholder engagement event in a ‘convening format’ to have been held by industry in Indonesia. Discussion was characterised by a strong understanding of the interconnectedness of Creating Shared Value issues, consensus on the need for coordinated, collective action, and commitment to advancing multi-stakeholder solutions with Nestlé. Stakeholders called on Nestlé to leverage its structures to coordinate action in multiple Creating Shared Value areas.