We met our 2020 objective to reduce saturated fat by 10% in all relevant products that do not meet the Nestlé Nutrition Foundation (NF) criteria with respect to saturated fat. In the course of this work, we have reduced the levels of saturated fat in many products, including in brands such as Maggi.
This effort aligns with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation that only 10% of calories in our diet should come from saturated fats.
In 2009, we committed to reducing saturated fat in all the foods we make, wherever possible, while also avoiding increases in certain saturated fatty acids. By the end of 2016, we had achieved an average reduction of 6.5% in saturated fat content across these products, equivalent to 6,200 tonnes, against our 10% target.
We understand that some critics may feel that our progress in making our products healthier is not happening quickly enough, but we need to get the process right. People want their food to be healthy and enjoyable.
It’s also important to remember that fats and oils are an important part of healthy and balanced diet. They provide energy, help us absorb vitamins, and contribute to essential bodily functions.