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Girl and boy drinking Milo


We apply our expertise in nutrition, health and wellness to help people, families and pets live happier, healthier lives. We work to protect and restore the environment and generate significant value for our shareholders and other stakeholders alike.


Our business

We focus our energy and resources where unlocking the power of food can make the greatest difference.

What we sell (in CHF billion)

Powdered and
Liquid Beverages




Nutrition and
Health Science


Prepared dishes
and cooking aids


Milk products
and Ice cream






Where we sell (in CHF billion)

Map – Where we sell (in CHF billion)




Number of employees


Number of countries we sell in


Total group salaries and social
welfare expenses (in CHF)

14 billion

Corporate taxes paid in 2021
(in CHF)

2.7 billion

AOA: Zone Asia, Oceania and sub‑Saharan Africa | EMENA: Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa | AMS : Zone Americas


Our financial performance

Our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy is the engine of our value creation. In 2021, our organic growth was strong, with broad-based market share gains, following disciplined execution, rapid innovation and increased digitalization. Here is a summary of the 2021 full-year results.

Group sales (in CHF)

87.1 billion

Organic growth *

7.5 %

Real internal growth *

5.5 %

Underlying trading operating profit* (in CHF)

15.1 billion

Underlying trading operating profit margin *

17.4 %

Underlying trading operating profit margin *

- 30 Basis points

Trading operating profit * (in CHF)

12.2 billion

Trading operating profit margin *

14.0 %

Trading operating profit margin *

- 290 Basis points

Earnings per share (in CHF)


Earnings per share

+ 41.1 %

Underlying earnings per share *

+ 5.8 %

Operating cash flow (in CHF)

13.9 billion

Free cash flow * (in CHF)

8.7 billion

Proposed dividend (in CHF)


Proposed dividend increase

+ 1.8 %

* Financial performance measures not defined by IFRS.


Our key non-financial performance

We create shared value through our social and environmental commitments. To measure our progress, we use a comprehensive set of indicators that support our business performance and generate value for our shareholders and other stakeholders. Some key indicators are included here - the full set is in our Creating Shared Value and Sustainability Report (pdf, 16Mb).


Our commitment

Net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
20% reduction of scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions by 2025 and 50% reduction by 2030, versus 2018 baseline

Our KPI*

4 million tonnes

Our commitment

Deforestation-free primary supply chains for meat, palm oil, pulp and paper, soy and sugar by end 2022

Our KPI*

97.2 %

Our commitment

Cut virgin plastic in our packaging by a third by 2025


Our KPI*

8.1 %

Our commitment

Increase the proportion of women in the top 200+ senior executive positions to 30% by 2022


Our KPI*

27.2 %

* Non-financial performance metrics are defined in the Reporting Scope and Methodology for ESG KPIs document available in Publications.
EY has performed limited assurance on the four key performance indicators on this page.
The full assurance statement with EY's independent conclusion can be found here: Independent assurance



The Annual Report contains our Annual Review including Creating Shared Value highlights, the Corporate Governance & Compensation Reports and our Financial Statements