Nestlé shares its efforts to alleviate poverty at global women’s forum

Oct 12, 2011
José Lopez, Nestlé's Head of Operations TACKLING INEQUALITY: José Lopez, Nestlé's Head of Operations, will take part in a discussion on new ways of addressing poverty.

Nestlé is sharing its efforts to alleviate poverty at the annual global Women’s Forum in Deauville, France.

This year’s forum will examine how the world is changing and what can be done to shape this change by establishing healthier and more sustainable livelihoods.

José Lopez, Nestlé’s Head of Operations, pictured left, will talk about the company’s efforts to address poverty in a discussion on new ways to tackle inequality.

Janet Voûte, Nestlé Vice President and Global Head of Public Affairs, will moderate a session looking at how social entrepreneurship could become the ‘new business of the future’.

Nestlé’s participation in the forum follows the commitment it made at the United Nations’ 2011 General Assembly to support the Every Woman Every Child initiative.

This UN global initiative aims to improve the health and well-being of women and children.

Female livestock workers in Pakistan DEVELOPING THEIR SKILLS: Female livestock workers in Pakistan received basic veterinary training as part of Nestlé initiative.

Nestlé will scale up some of its existing business activities and programmes to focus on promoting gender equality and education for women and girls.

The company is involved in nearly 300 business related activities and programmes worldwide which support the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Many of these initiatives help women to provide a sustainable income for their communities through activities such as product distribution and farming.

The Women’s Forum aims to create a powerful global network of leaders from governments, the private and public sectors, to enable women to make greater contributions to business and society.

More examples of Nestlé’s commitment to poverty alleviation: