What are you doing to reduce saturated fats?
Our 2020 objective is to reduce saturated fats by 10% in Nestlé products that do not meet strict nutritional standards. This to support the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation that only 10% of calories in our diet should come from saturated fats.
The Nestlé Nutritional Foundation (NF) criteria establish standards for the nutritional value of our products, and are designed to help individuals and families achieve this WHO target.
Currently, 8,500 individual foods and beverages (around 7% of our products) do not meet NF standards for saturated fats. But we’re working hard to make them healthier.
In 2009, we committed to reducing saturated fat in all the foods we make, wherever possible, and to not increasing certain saturated fatty acids.
By the end of 2016, we reduced the saturated fat content in these products by 6.5% on average or 6,200 tonnes, against a 10% target.
To our critics sometimes it might not look as if we’re moving fast enough to make our products healthier, 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.
Are you removing trans fats?
Through the Nestlé Policy on Trans Fat (pdf, 1 Mb), we committed to removing trans fats originating from Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) from our portfolio by the end of 2016. More than 99.8% of the fats and oils we will buy in 2017 will not contain such fats.