What is Creating Shared Value?


Nestlé’s growth over the last 150 years has enabled us to help improve the lives of millions of people through the products and services we provide and through employment, our supplier networks and the contribution we make to economies around the world. With this privilege comes immense responsibility and opportunity. Our future as a company rests on our ability to create delicious and nutritious foods that delight our consumers, reduce our environmental footprint and create a lasting positive impact on communities. We call this Creating Shared Value, and we embed it firmly into all parts of our business.

Our ambition is to be recognized as the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company. As healthcare challenges continue to increase, the intrinsic value of our nutrition agenda will continue to expand. That’s why Nutrition, Health and Wellness are at the heart of Creating Shared Value. 

Water has always been a core focus area for Nestlé globally, and it has become increasingly critical in the United States as California endures a multi-year drought.

Our U.S. businesses support our global dedication to rural development through our responsible sourcing efforts, for example by increasing purchases through the NESCAFÉ® Plan and Nestlé Cocoa Plan

All of this is underpinned by a duty to protect our commitment to our communities and employees to be an exemplary employer and neighbor to those we work with. Our nutrition, environment and social impact goals ensure we can continue to be part of long-term solutions.