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Our purpose

Nestlé's purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Our approach creates value not only for our business, but also for individuals and families, for our communities and for the planet.

Our impact areas
FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

our ambition is to help
50 million
children lead healthier lives

 

We’re working to make our portfolio even healthier and tastier, inspire consumers to lead healthier lives, and develop and share our understanding of the connection between nutrition and health.

FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

our ambition is to improve
30 million
livelihoods in communities directly connected to our business activities

 

We employ hundreds of thousands of people and we work with hundreds of partners, thousands of suppliers and millions of farmers around the world. We aim to develop thriving and resilient communities as part of a secure, long-term supply chain.

FOR THE PLANET

our ambition is to strive for
Zero
environmental impact in our operations

 

We strive for zero environmental impact in our operations and have set clear commitments to use sustainably managed and renewable resources, operate more efficiently, achieve zero waste for disposal and improve water management.


Our 36 commitments to create shared value across everything we do

Our efforts in each of these areas are supported through our 36 public commitments. These commitments will enable us to meet our three ambitions for 2030 in line with the timescale of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Offering tastier and healthier choices

Encouraging healthy diets and reducing malnutrition in all its forms.
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Mother and son

Inspiring people to lead healthier lives

Nurturing a healthy generation by giving individuals and families the best start in life.
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Mother and child

Building, sharing and applying nutrition knowledge

Our scientists are discovering more about the human body and the role food plays in overall health.
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Female scientist

Enhancing rural development and livelihoods

By understanding challenges facing farmers, identifying solutions and measuring our impact, we aim to improve their livelihoods.
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Farmer

Respecting and promoting human rights

We aim to be exemplary in respecting human rights and labor practices throughout our business.
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Man on the field

Promoting decent employment and diversity

Diversity strengthens our company, provides opportunities and makes Nestlé an employer of choice.
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Men on training

Caring for water

We’re dedicated to protecting water sources.
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Girls using water fountain

Acting on climate change

Climate change is a global challenge, and we’re committed to doing our bit.
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Conversation

Safeguarding the environment

We can use resources more efficiently, reduce food waste and help consumers play their part.
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Creating Shared Value Progress Report