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Our purpose and values

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In these changing times, we're working to build a positive future. A future for the farmers and people we work with, the individuals who enjoy our products - and the natural environment on which we all depend.


Our purpose

Our purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come.

Driven by this purpose, we focus our energy and resources where unlocking the power of food can make the greatest difference to the lives of people and pets, protect and enhance the environment, and generate significant value for our shareholders and other stakeholders alike.

Coffee farmer
Coffee farmer
Coffee farmer

Our values

At Nestlé, respect has a special and powerful meaning. It has a huge impact on the way we work and run our business.

Our values are rooted in respect. A respect for ourselves. For others. For diversity. And for the generations who will follow in our footsteps.

Setting out our values is crucial - but living by them makes the difference. We serve with passion, build for the long term, and are inspired to innovate. We always strive to do better, so we can grow and succeed together.

  • Respect for ourselves
    Respect starts with self-respect. Being true to ourselves, while acting with integrity, fairness and authenticity.
  • Respect for others
    Respecting others is about meeting our promises. It’s about quality in our products, our brands and everything we do.
  • Respect for diversity
    Respect for other ways of thinking, other cultures and all aspects of society requires inclusiveness and openness in all our interactions.
  • Respect for the future
    Respect for the future of our planet and future generations compels us to act with responsibility and courage, even if it’s difficult.