External assessments

Fortune ‘Change the World’

Nestlé was ranked fifth in Fortune’s 2016 Change the World list, an annual ranking of 50 companies that are ‘doing well by doing good’.



Nestlé remains included in FTSE4Good, which measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, including clear criteria on the marketing of breast-milk substitutes. We were the first breast-milk substitute manufacturer to be included in the FTSE4Good Index, and have retained our place since 2011.

Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI)

Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI)™

Nestlé ranked second in the 2016 assessment of the global Access to Nutrition Index, which benchmarks the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers on their nutrition-related commitments, practices and performance. Nestlé also ranked first in the subcategories of breast-milk marketing practices, general nutrition and undernutrition.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) is a globally recognised independent benchmark that measures the sustainability performance of the largest 2500 companies. With a score of 89 out of 100, Nestlé is the industry leader in the food products sector in 2017.

CDP water programme

The CDP water programme promotes sustainable corporate water stewardship. In 2017, we received a ‘Leadership’ score of A-.

Nestlé 2017 CDP Water questionnaire (pdf, 1Mb)

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Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

Nestlé has been identified again as a global leader in tackling climate change and has been awarded a position on 2017 Climate A List by CDP.

Nestlé answer to 2017 CDP Climate change questionnaire (pdf, 2Mb)

Oxfam Behind the Brands

In April 2016, Nestlé ranked second on Oxfam’s Behind the Brands scorecard, in which the non-governmental organisation (NGO) ranks the world’s ‘Big 10’ consumer food and beverage companies on policies and commitments to improve food security and sustainability.