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How do we support our home community in Switzerland?

Vibiscum stage

With a heritage of more than 155 years, Nestlé has strong roots in Switzerland. Nestlé supports more than 100 projects every year across Canton de Vaud with a special emphasis on projects where Nestlé was founded – the "Riviera Region". 

By continuing to establish strong partnerships we aim to be a trusted partner for the community, accompanying associations and institutions to create shared value across food access and projects which contribute to a thriving community life across culture and sport.

Partners at a glimpse

Please find a full list of Nestlé Home Community partnerships for 2023.

L’Etape I Partage Riviera

Nestlé is pleased to support Partage Riviera through food and financial donations, employee volunteering and, since March 2023 provides well-suited premises free of charge for the distribution and storage of food, thus enabling efficient organization without queues, and the sustainability of the various activities in an environment that promotes the values of sharing and mutual aid.

Partage Riviera, a non-denominational charity with around one hundred volunteers, is the result of the merger of two associations, L'Etape in Vevey and Le Coup De Pouce in Clarens. For over 25 years, they have been organizing soup kitchens and distributing unsold perishable food to the low-income people free of charge. Every week, Partage Riviera helps 500 families. A total of 7-8 tons of food are distributed fairly during the five weekly distributions held at various locations on the Riviera. Partage Riviera recycles around 360 tons of food every year, effectively combating food waste.

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To combat growing poverty in the Vaud region, Nestlé is committed to supporting CA-RL (La Centrale Alimentaire region Lausannoise) through regular and much needed product donations. This long-term partnership is complemented by volunteer work throughout the year. 

Based in Lausanne, CA-RL manages the acquisition of donations, packaging and storage of goods to provide direct aid to member associations. Thanks to this free distribution service, more than 38 organizations are served by the CA-RL, benefiting more than 10,000 individuals and families every week. 

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Vibiscum Festival Vevey

Nestlé is proud to support the Vibiscum Festival Vevey. As the main partner of the Vibiscum Festival in the heart of our hometown, we are reinforcing our commitment to our community and to platforms that contribute to the vibrancy and unifying aspects of local life. The Vibiscum festival invites local associations to take an active part in the festivities and brings to life the beautiful “Place du Marché”, just a few hundred meters from the Nestlé headquarters.

people at vibiscum festival

Musée Jenisch

The second largest art museum in the canton of Vaud, the Musée Jenisch Vevey presents a rich program of temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of paintings. Nestlé has been a long-standing-partner of the Musée Jenisch Vevey supporting its mission to promote works on paper in a subtle dialogue between ancient and contemporary art.

In 2022, Musée Jenisch celebrated its 125th anniversary making a milestone in our partnership as Nestlé continues its engagement. To mark this special moment, the Museum organized a public opening to all citizens to preview the next works being showcased in the museum collections. The amount collected from ticket sales was doubled by Nestlé.  

man and woman stood with painting

Images Vevey

The Foundation Vevey Ville d'Images contributes to the promotion and development of the region in the field of visual arts. Nestlé provides annual support for the activities of Images Vevey, including the Biennial, the publishing house, creation grants or by providing a permanent venue. Closely coordinated, these activities establish a high-quality Vevey identity, with strong local roots and national and international influence. They serve the economic, tourist and cultural development of the entire Riviera.

To support a new generation of artists, Nestlé has set up a grant, in collaboration with Images Vevey, to finance the production of a photographic project that brings together business, events and art.

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Montreux Jazz Festival

Created in 1976, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an iconic event, generating fantastic stories and legendary performances. Nestled in the heart of the Riviera region between the Alps and Lake Geneva, the setting is truly exceptional. Combined with concerts with renowned acoustics, the festival attracts nearly 250’000 spectators every year. As a platform for creative freedom and encounters, Montreux Jazz Festival is a one of-a-kind playground for artists - between main stages, free concerts, jam sessions and fascinating workshops. This is why since 2023, Nestlé enhanced its support to the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation and its mission of mediation. By supporting original workshops with local cultural institutions and artists, a true dialogue is established in the spirit of sharing and knowledge transition. 

montreux jazz festival

Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey

Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey is the oldest classical music festival in Switzerland, second only to Lucerne. An integral part of Switzerland's cultural heritage for over 70 years, each year the Septembre Musical festival brings together the world's greatest orchestras, conductors and soloists, in the idyllic setting of Switzerland's shores of Lake Geneva. Thanks to its international reputation, further enhanced by its thematic concept of honorary host country since 2019, the cultural event attracts musicians and spectators from all over the world every year.

Nestlé has been a long-standing patron of the festival. In 2022, Nestlé fortified its partnership with the creation of the Septembre Musical Jeunesse aimed at expanding its offer to youth by giving them access to the thriving music of the region and inspiring new generations of musicians. Showcasing established and young artists alike, Nestlé is proud to serve this iconic musical festival as the main sponsor.

septembre musical

Spirit Open

Nestlé is proud to support the tennis stars of tomorrow by sponsoring the Junior Spirit Open. The Junior Spirit Open brings together players under the age of 14 from all over the world to compete for valuable points on the Tennis Europe circuit. Through a newly developed circuit - Road to Montreux by Nestlé - we encourage junior tennis players from the Vaud region to take part in this adventure in order to strengthen their passion for the game, create new encounters with players from the region and gain access to the annual tournament - Tennis Europe in Montreux.


Blonay Basket

The priority of the Blonay Basketball Club is the education and development of its 400 members at all levels, with a majority in the youth category. Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, the club regularly organizes events that bring people together. Nestlé has supported these events for many years, including junior camps and access to sport for all. 

blonay basketball team