Nestlé S.A., today released its annual Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments report for 2016. The report demonstrates how the company purpose, ambitions and 42 specific public commitments contribute to society.
Guided by its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, Nestlé works alongside partners to create shared value, thus contributing to society while ensuring the long‑term success of the business.
Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value priorities are those areas of greatest intersection between the business and society, and where it can create the most value and make the most difference. These include: nutrition, where the company’s commitments have been refined to enable healthier and happier lives for individuals and families, with a strong focus on infants and children; rural development, to help develop thriving and resilient communities, and support better livelihoods for the communities in which they operate; and water, an issue of critical concern for the planet and the lynchpin of food security. Nestlé has also strengthened its commitments in the area of environmental sustainability to emphasize the company’s dedication to stewarding natural resources for future generations. Underpinning all these efforts is a robust approach to compliance and human rights, and our people.
New for this year, the 2016 report explores the interlinkages between Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value approach and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nestlé is committed to playing its part in meeting the SDGs, and have introduced three overarching ambitions for 2030, to guide its actions and help achieve its 2020 commitments.