Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. We have more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites, and we are present in 191 countries around the world.
Nestlé's purpose is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. We want to help shape a better and healthier world. We also want to inspire people to live healthier lives. This is how we contribute to society while ensuring the long-term success of our company.
We have defined three overarching ambitions for 2030 which guide our work and support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Help 50 million children live healthier lives
- Help to improve 30 million livelihoods in communities directly connected to our business activities
- Strive for zero environmental impact in our operations
Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles
Our Corporate Business Principles are at the heart of our company.
Available in more than 50 languages, they reflect the basic ideas of fairness, honesty and a concern for individuals and families, communities and the planet.
Ever since Henri Nestlé first developed his successful infant cereal “Farine Lactée”, we have built our business on the conviction that to have long-term success, we not only have to comply with all applicable legal requirements while ensuring our activities are sustainable, but we must also create value for society.
Our internal rules not only require strict compliance with the law, they also guide our actions even if the law is more lenient or where there is no applicable law at all. Upholding compliance goes beyond keeping checklists. It requires steadfast principles that apply across the whole company and provide clear guidance for all employees.
While our Corporate Business Principles are firmly established, we continue to adapt them for a changing world. For instance, we incorporated all ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact soon after their creation and we continue to implement them today.
We are committed to the following our Corporate Business Principles in all countries, taking into account local legislation, cultural and religious practices.