Nestlé has established a series of commitments that are fully aligned with the ambition of the EAT Forum: For example, specific Nestlé commitments include: Leading the industry in nutrition and health research through collaboration; Providing nutritionally sound products designed for children; Helping reduce the risk of undernutrition through micronutrient fortification; reducing sodium (salt), sugars and saturated fats (and removing trans fats) in our products; providing portion guidance for consumers; ensuring responsible marketing communication to children; reducing our water use; and rolling out our rural development framework to understand the needs of farmers.
With sales of CHF 91 billion in 2014, Nestlé is the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Headquartered in Switzerland, the company employs more than 330,000 people, and our “Good Food, Good Life” mission is to provide the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories. Nestle’s basic way of doing business is Creating Shared Value, which states that in order to create long-term value for shareholders, we have to create value for society. We have analysed our value chain and determined that the areas of greatest potential for joint value optimisation with society are Nutrition, Water and Rural Development. These activities are core to our business strategy, core to food security, and vital to the welfare of the people in the countries where we operate.