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Our Corporate Business Principles are at the heart of our company. They reflect the basic ideas of fairness, honesty and a concern for individuals and families, communities and the planet.

Ever since Henri Nestlé first developed his successful infant cereal “Farine Lactée”, we have built our business on the conviction that to have long-term success, we not only have to comply with all applicable legal requirements while ensuring our activities are sustainable, but we must also create value for society.

 
Creating Shared Value
 

Our internal rules not only require strict compliance with the law, they also guide our actions even if the law is more lenient or where there is no applicable law at all. Upholding compliance goes beyond keeping checklists. It requires steadfast principles that apply across the whole company and provide clear guidance for all employees.

While our Corporate Business Principles are firmly established, we continue to adapt them for a changing world. For instance, we incorporated all ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact soon after their creation and we continue to implement them today.

We are committed to the following our Corporate Business Principles in all countries, taking into account local legislation, cultural and religious practices.

Download the Nestlé Corporate Business Principles (English - pdf, 4Mb).

 

Code of Business Conduct

The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles prescribe certain values and principles which Nestlé has committed to worldwide. This Code of Business Conduct specifies and helps the continued implementation of the Corporate Business Principles by establishing certain nonnegotiable minimum standards of behaviour in key areas.

The nature of the Code is not meant to cover all possible situations that may occur. It is designed to provide a frame of reference against which to measure any activities.

Nestlé Code of Business Conduct - English (pdf, 2 Mb)
Nestlé Code of Business Conduct - French (pdf, 2 Mb)
Nestlé Code of Business Conduct - German (pdf, 2 Mb)
Nestlé Code of Business Conduct - Spanish (pdf, 2 Mb)
Nestlé Code of Business Conduct - Portuguese (pdf, 2Mb)
Nestlé Code of Business Conduct - Italian (pdf, 2Mb)