Nestlé has today again been named as a Global Compact LEAD company for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.
Commenting on the announcement at the UN Global Leaders Week in New York, Magdi Batato, Executive Vice President, Head of Operations at Nestlé, said: “We are accelerating our efforts throughout our entire value chain to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This will help advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda. We are proud of today’s recognition as it underlines our leadership in climate change. Over the years, we have intensified our efforts in key areas that help protect human rights, improve health and tackle climate change. We have made progress, but we will not stop here. Our sustainability journey is more intense than ever before.”
Nestlé’s priorities are in those areas where business interests most closely match those of society. These include nutrition, with a special focus on children; developing thriving and resilient rural communities; and stewarding natural resources for the future.
Nestlé joined the UN Global Compact in 2001. By adopting a principles-based approach to sustainability, Nestlé has been proud to be part of a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders.
Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, said, “LEAD companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact. More than ever before, the world needs businesses of all sizes — like the ones announced as LEAD today — that continuously work to improve their sustainability performance and take action to build a better world.”
Read the UN Global Compact press release