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Progress at a glance

Our commitments hold us publicly accountable for our performance, and we report on them every year to show progress.

2020 marks the final year of these commitments and the table below shows our final achievements. You can read the full details of the action we have taken in pursuit of our 36 public commitments in our Creating Shared Value and Sustainability Report 2020 (pdf, 15Mb).

Also available for download:

Creating Shared Value and Sustainability Report 2020 Appendix (pdf, 1Mb)
Consolidated Nestlé Environmental Performance Indicators (xlsx, 200Kb)


See how we map our commitments against the SDG targets (pdf, 559Kb).

For individuals and families

SDGs 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 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  
Further decrease sugars, sodium and saturated fat Partially achieved
Increase vegetables, fiber-rich grains, pulses, nuts and seeds in our foods and beverages  
Simplify our ingredient lists and remove artificial colors  
Address under-nutrition through micronutrient fortification  
Inspiring people to lead healthier lives
Apply and explain nutrition information on packs, at point-of-sale and online  
Offer guidance on portions for our products  
Leverage our marketing efforts to promote healthy cooking, eating and lifestyles  
Empower parents, caregivers and teachers to foster healthy behaviors in children  
Support breastfeeding and protect it by continuing to implement an industry-leading policy to market breast-milk substitutes responsibly  
Inspire people to choose water to lead healthier lives  
Partner for promoting healthy food environments  
Building, sharing and applying nutrition knowledge
Build and share nutrition knowledge for the first 1000 days through to healthy aging  
Build biomedical science leading to health-promoting products, personalized nutrition and digital solutions  

For our communities

SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
Commitment Status
Enhancing rural development and livelihoods
Improve farm economics among the farmers who supply us  
Improve food availability and dietary diversity among the farmers who supply us Extended
Implement responsible sourcing in our supply chain and promote animal welfare Partially achieved
Continuously improve our green coffee supply chain  
Roll out the Nestlé Cocoa Plan with cocoa farmers Extended
Respecting and promoting human rights
Assess and address human rights impacts across our business activities Partially achieved
Improve workers’ livelihoods and protect children in our agricultural supply chain  
Enhance a culture of integrity across the organization  
Provide effective grievance mechanisms to employees and stakeholders  
Promoting decent employment and diversity
Roll out our Nestlé needs YOUth initiative across all our operations Extended
Enhance gender balance in our workforce and empower women across the entire value chain  
Advocate for healthy workplaces and healthier employees  

For the planet

SDGs 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17
Commitment Status
Caring for water
Work to achieve water efficiency and sustainability across our operations Extended
Advocate for effective water policies and stewardship  
Engage with suppliers, especially those in agriculture Extended
Raise awareness on water conservation and improve access to water and sanitation across our value chain  
Acting on climate change
Provide climate change leadership  
Promote transparency and proactive, long-term engagement in climate policy  
Safeguarding the environment
Improve the environmental performance of our packaging  
Reduce food loss and waste  
Provide meaningful and accurate environmental information and dialogue  
Preserve natural capital