We are the Good food, Good life company. That’s why we are taking action to advance regenerative food systems at scale. This is how we want to Create Shared Value, delivering long-term positive impact for all our stakeholders.
Climate change and environmental threats such as the degradation of forests, land, soil and waterways are impacting farmers and communities. These threats put farmer livelihoods at risk and jeopardize the accessibility and availability of quality food. We must help protect and restore our planet's resources. This requires a transformative change.
That is why Nestlé has embarked on a journey toward regeneration; to help protect, renew and restore the environment, improve the livelihoods of farmers and enhance the resilience and well-being of communities and our consumers.
We believe each and every one of us has a role to play in helping protect our future. Whatever your age, gender, nationality or background – together, we can all make a difference. Both today and for generations to come.
What it means to advance regenerative food systems at scale
Our intention to advance regenerative food systems at scale marks a profound development in our thinking. We recognize there is a clear and urgent need for us to show leadership in setting this new path for our business.
We are very clear in our intention, and each word explains a specific part of our shift in thinking and the acceleration of our activities:
- Advance by raising our voice and using our influence to drive progress in collaboration with others
- Regenerative to help protect, renew and restore farmland and landscapes
- Food systems encompass every actor, activity, process and product in growing, raising, making, delivering and consuming food
- At scale because the planet, communities and individuals need global, systems-level change
Transforming food and agriculture for a sustainable future
By advancing regenerative food systems, working with farmers to shift to more regenerative agricultural practices, we can help to create a more resilient future for our planet and its people.
Contributing to nutritious and sustainable diets
We aim to enhance quality of life for people, families and pets with accessible, nutritious and sustainable options. We leverage our decades of experience and our R&D expertise to offer safe, affordable, sustainable, high-quality products for people everywhere and across all life stages. We are committed to developing products that are good for you and good for the planet.
Supporting a just transition
The aim is to provide resilient and fair livelihoods and dignified work that enable farming communities across the world to support themselves and their families. The path to regenerative agriculture is long. This is why we will help farmers by offering investment support, remunerating good practices and offering technical and scientific guidance. This approach, together with the respect and promotion of human rights, will contribute to a just transition to new practices throughout our supply chains.
The planet’s water, soil and carbon storage are intrinsically linked, and critical for the sustainability of food systems. Our approach reflects this interconnectivity. For Nestlé, interconnected thinking also means that we are working hard to make sure our research and development (R&D), sourcing, product packaging, logistics and consumer offering have a positive impact on the world we live in today: a world which urgently needs decarbonization for its survival, as well as social equity and opportunity through diversity and inclusion.
Seeing the bigger picture
Advancing regenerative food systems is about co-creating a resilient future for our planet and its people, working to nurture communities, to improve the livelihoods of our partners and the well-being of our consumers, and to revitalize natural ecosystems. That is why the effort requires understanding and support from all the actors involved, from governments and NGOs to our peer companies and competitors, financial institutions and commodity traders. We all have a part to play in helping to make regenerative food systems a reality.
Benefitting people, nature and the climate through systems thinking
Our planet’s water, soil and carbon storage are intrinsically linked. By considering all these factors we can all play our role in advancing regenerative foods systems at scale.