Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, we have drastically reduced our portfolio in Russia and implemented the actions we announced in March. Our remaining activities are focused on bringing essential food to the local people. This aligns with our purpose of ensuring the basic right to food.
- We have suspended production of the large majority of SKUs of renowned Nestlé brands to focus on providing essential foods, such as infant food and medical nutrition;
- We have halted non-essential imports and exports into and out of Russia;
- We have stopped all advertising;
- We have suspended capital investment in the country;
- We continue to fulfil our obligations toward our employees;
- We fully comply with all applicable international sanctions on Russia; and
- Any profit made this year will be donated to humanitarian causes.
In Ukraine, our priority remains to keep our employees and their families safe, and to support the people of Ukraine. We continue to run our operations in the country where safe to do so, and have been rallying our teams across the region to get food and essential supplies to the local people, and to those in neighboring countries displaced due to the war.
We continue to provide support through donations to relief organizations, such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and have provided more than 4,000 tons of food donations. To date, Nestlé has committed more than CHF 15 million in contributions to the people of Ukraine.
We are committed to working together with the wider food industry to support and restore Ukraine's agri-food sector as part of the country's recovery and path toward a brighter future.
We stand with the people of Ukraine and our 5,800 employees there.