We’re committed to reducing sodium in all our foods and beverages, and our current 2020 objective is to reduce the sodium we add to our products by 10%.
We want to help individuals and families meet the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation on salt consumption, which is 5g per day for healthy adults.
In the United States, for example, we’ve engaged with the government to support salt targets for all food companies, a move commended by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Between 2005 and 2011, we reduced the salt used in our recipes by 12’500 tons. We then committed to reducing sodium levels by 10% from 2013 to 2016, focusing on our more challenging products.
By the end of 2016, we’d reduced sodium by 10.5% (2,700 tonnes) in our foods and beverages.
We aim to reduce salt in our foods so that people don’t feel the need to add it themselves, or choose saltier alternatives. Nestlé products should always deliver good nutrition and a great taste.