Progress against our commitments

Our commitments hold us publicly accountable for our performance, and we report on them every year to show progress. The table below shows both our current progress against them, and where we still need to do more.




In progress

In progress

For individuals and families

SDG  1, SDG  2, SDG 3, SDG 5, SDG 5, SDG 10, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15, SDG 17

Commitment Status
Offering tastier and healthier choices
Launch more foods and beverages that are nutritious, especially for mothers-to-be, new mothers and infants and children In progress
Further decrease sugars, sodium and saturated fat In progress
Increase vegetables, fibre-rich grains, pulses, nuts and seeds in our foods and beverages In progress
Simplify our ingredients list and remove artificial colours In progress
Address under-nutrition through micronutrient fortification In progress
Inspiring people to lead healthier lives
Apply and explain nutrition information on packs, at point of sale and online In progress
Offer guidance on portions for our products In progress
Market to children only choices that help them achieve a nutritious diet Achieved
Empower parents, caregivers and teachers to foster healthy behaviours in children In progress
Leverage our marketing efforts to promote healthy cooking, eating and lifestyles In progress
Support breastfeeding and protect it by continuing to implement an industry-leading policy to market breast-milk substitutes responsibly In progress
Inspire people to choose water to lead healthier lives In progress
Partner for promoting healthy food environments In progress
Building, sharing and applying nutrition knowledge
Build and share nutrition knowledge from the first 1000 days through to healthy ageing In progress
Build biomedical science leading to health-promoting products, personalised nutrition and digital solutions In progress

For our communities

SDG 1, SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 12, SDG 16, SDG 17

Commitment Status
Rural development and enhancing rural livelihoods
Roll-out of rural development baseline assessments to understand the needs of farmers Achieved
Improve farm economics among the farmers who supply us In progress
Improve food availability and dietary diversity among the farmers who supply us In progress
Implement responsible sourcing in our supply chain and promote animal welfare In progress
Continuously improve our green coffee supply chain In progress
Roll out the Nestlé Cocoa Plan with cocoa farmers In progress
Respecting and promoting human rights
Assess and address human rights impacts across our business activities In progress
Improve workers’ livelihoods and protect children in our agricultural supply chain In progress
Enhance a culture of integrity across the organisation In progress
Promoting decent employment and diversity
Roll out the Nestlé needs YOUth initiative across our operations In progress
Provide training on Corporate Business Principles, nutrition and environmental sustainability Achieved
Enhance gender balance in our workforce and empower women across the entire value chain In progress
Advocate for healthy workplaces and healthier employees In progress
Provide effective grievance mechanisms to employees and stakeholders In progress

For the planet

SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 3, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 11, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15, SDG 17

Commitment Status
Caring for water
Work to achieve water efficiency and sustainability across our operations In progress
Advocate for effective water policies and stewardship In progress
Treat the water we discharge effectively Achieved
Engage with suppliers, especially those in agriculture In progress
Raise awareness on water conservation and improve access to water and sanitation across our value chain In progress
Acting on climate change
Provide climate change leadership In progress
Promote transparency and proactive, long-term engagement in climate policy In progress
Safeguarding the environment
Assess and optimise the environmental impact of our products Achieved
Improve the environmental performance of our packaging In progress
Reduce food loss and waste In progress
Provide meaningful and accurate environmental information and dialogue In progress
Preserve natural capital, including forests In progress

For full details of the actions we have taken in pursuit of our 41 public commitments and the progress we have made against them, please read our full report (pdf, 12Mb).