Mar 7, 2014
Grumpy Cat wins new Friskies deal
Grumpy Cat, the internet sensation and the face of Friskies, has had her contract to promote the petfood brand renewed.
Grumpy Cat was originally signed to endorse the brand in September 2013 but the deal has now been extended into 2014.
Internationally famous for her pessimistic yet hilarious photo memes and viral videos, Grumpy Cat has a fan base that includes almost one million Facebook fans, and wide appeal across social media.
Grumpy Cat has also taken the real world by storm with a movie deal, a book on the New York Times bestseller list, a branded coffee drink, and an expanding line of merchandise, making Grumpy one of the biggest cat celebrities of all time.
Read the St Louis Post-Dispatch’s article on how Grumpy Cat “makes a lot of people happy”.
Mar 6, 2014
Nestlé dedicated to women’s empowerment worldwide
As the United Nations meets this week for its 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles event, Nestlé has shared its efforts to empower women and girls worldwide.
Nestlé works in cooperation with almost 750,000 women to provide technical and business skills. The company aims to boost education, training and opportunities, to encourage the professional development of women in the marketplace and community.
The UN event focuses on Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge, with the aim of increasing quality employment opportunities for women around the world.
Read more about how Nestlé works to empower women.
Flickr images: discover the highly skilled women working with Nestlé.
Mar 5, 2014
A coffee farmer’s story in Côte d’Ivoire
Coffee farmers in Côte d’Ivoire are improving their agricultural practices as the demand for Nescafé coffee grows in the country and across the globe.
Nestlé is committed to providing Ivorian farmers with more than 27 million high-yielding disease-resistant plantlets which will be developed by the Nestlé Research and Development Center in Abidjan. This will help Nestlé source coffee sustainably, working closely with farmers to ensure competitive prices and traceability.
Read more about coffee farmer Francois Dadi Serikpa, from the Ivorian region of Gnamagnoa, who is just one of more than 147,000 farmers in eleven countries taking part in the Nescafé Plan.
Mar 5, 2014
Nestlé partners with the World Society for the Protection of Animals
Nestlé has announced a partnership with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), a global NGO that has been working with governments, communities and international agencies to improve animal welfare for more than 30 years.
Nestlé is the first major food company to form a global partnership with an animal welfare NGO. The WSPA will work with Nestlé and its suppliers to further improve farm animal welfare in Nestlé’s global supply chain.
Read more about Nestlé’s Commitment (pdf, 102 Kb) and Responsible Sourcing Guidelines on Farm Animal Welfare (pdf, 2 Mb), and view WSPA’s announcement on the partnership.
Mar 3, 2014
Nestlé tops list of most admired food companies again
For the ninth year in a row, Nestlé has been named the world’s top consumer packaged goods company, according to Fortune Magazine. It is the 17th year in a row that Nestlé has been among the magazine’s Most Admired Companies.
Read more on Fortune’s website
Mar 3, 2014
Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award for Maxime Pascal
French conductor Maxime Pascal has won the Young Conductors Award at the Salzburg Festival 2014. The 28-year-old came top of 81 competitors, with a jury led by conductor Ingo Metzmacher. Maxime Pascal receives a 15,000 euro prize and the opportunity to conduct the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in a Salzburg Festival concert at the Felsenreitschule music hall next August.
"Now in its fifth year, the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award shows, once again, how much sense it makes to give young directors the opportunity to demonstrate their skills at such a renowned Festival like Salzburg. We are delighted to support the careers of these young talents with our unique initiative, and to introduce them to a wider public with this award," Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe said.
Read the Salzburg Festival press release
Feb 27, 2014
Peter Brabeck discusses why water is vital with CNBC
Take part in the discussion about the important issue of water availability around the world on Mr Brabeck’s Water Challenge blog
Read about how Nestlé is helping to address the issue of water scarcity in its global operations.
Feb 27, 2014
CNN travels to the cocoa plantations of the Ivory Coast with Nestlé
CNN’s Richard Quest travelled with Nestlé’s global head of operations, José Lopez, to the west African country’s cocoa plantations to explain what Nestlé is doing to eradicate child labour from its supply chain and to improve the social and economic conditions of cocoa farmers.
Watch the CNN documentary in full.
Read about Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan.
Read what Nestlé is doing to address issues of child labour.
Head of the Fair Labor Association, Claudia Coenjaerts, explains why transparency and accountability are key when transforming the cocoa industry. Watch the CNN interview with Claudia Coenjaerts