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Creating shared value

For society

We are contributing to good health by making it easier for people to access and enjoy nutritious foods and beverages.

For our business

The market for healthier foods and beverages is growing. With nutrition, health and wellness at the core of our strategy, we adapt our products and beverages to meet changing global needs.

Why it matters

Food and good nutrition are fundamental to our health. What we eat also brings us well-being and enjoyment; and it is part of our cultural identity. 

In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for food that is healthier for people and the planet. 

This shift in thinking has occurred at a time when our populations are growing and many people globally suffer from malnutrition. This is due either to not getting enough food or eating too much food with limited nutrients. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced just how important it is for people to have access to healthy, great tasting and affordable food.  

As a food innovator, Nestlé is passionate about making better nutrition accessible while inspiring people to explore and enjoy food that supports their health. 

At the same time, we are helping to reshape food systems so that they also contribute to regenerating the environment that provides our raw materials.

Offering tastier and healthier choices

196.6 billion
60000 tonnes


Demonstrating our commitment

We improve nutrition. That is what drives us. We are constantly reimagining how we can do that across our portfolio. For example, every year we renovate many products to cut down on sugars, salt and saturated fat – without compromising on the taste people expect. We also actively explore ways to add micronutrients such as iron as well as healthy ingredients such as whole grains, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Our unique expertise in research and development has enabled us to launch many new choices that help more people enjoy healthier diets.

In 2020, we continued to work hard to help vulnerable people by improving the affordability and accessibility of  nutrient-dense staples such as porridge. In addition, we helped tackle micronutrient deficiencies globally, through micronutrient fortified favorites like Maggi bouillons, noodles or milks such as Bear Brand.

Through our global R&D network, we apply our broad expertise to provide healthier food products that are good for individuals, families and their pets, and good for the planet too. Whether the focus is on developing tasty plant-based foods, affordable nutrition for all or solutions to tackle packaging waste, we constantly search and apply new breakthrough technologies to improve and innovate our products.

Thomas Hauser Head of Global Product and Technology Development, Nestlé


Our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Our work on offering tastier and healthier choices contributes to the following SDGs:

SDG's 2, 3, 17

How we map our material issues to the UN SDGs.