Creating shared value
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
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.
Our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Our work on offering tastier and healthier choices contributes to the following SDGs: