Nestlé in the United States

About Nestlé in the U.S.

Nestlé in the United States is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future--for individuals and families, for our thriving and resilient communities, and for the planet. Our diverse portfolio of foods and beverages provides nutritious options for every member of the family, and supports both the first 1000 days of life and healthy aging for people and pets.

Our operations in the U.S. are composed of eight separate corporate entities: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina, Gerber, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Skin Health, and Nespresso.

Nestlé is home to 120 U.S. locations in 47 states, including 77 production facilities and 10 R&D facilities. We employee 51,000 people in the United States.

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Our founding story is really one of American ingenuity if not geography. George and Charles Page from Lee County, Illinois, built Europe’s first condensed milk factory in 1866 when they founded the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. In a merger with rival Henri Nestlé, who in 1867 began selling his life-saving infant cereal in Vevey, Switzerland, the Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company was born. It was this partnership that launched Nestlé on the path to the Nutrition, Health and Wellness work we do today.

Creating Shared Value

Creating Shared Value remains the fundamental guiding principle for how Nestlé does business. CSV is the strategy tool that Nestlé uses to operationalize and manage all the actions it takes to ensure it creates value for shareholders and for society. This is how Nestlé brings its purpose to life — to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

Our focus areas are firmly embedded in our purpose. Individuals and families, our communities and the planet as a whole are interconnected, and our efforts in each of these areas are supported through our commitments, the vast majority of which have been reframed and feature objectives to 2020. These commitments will, in turn, enable us to meet our ambitions for 2030 in line with the timescale of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Take a look at our 2016 Creating Shared Value Report:

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Project Opportunity

Project Opportunity is career acceleration initiative to help people of all ages gain work experience and strengthen their professional development skills in food and beverage manufacturing. As part of Nestlé’s broader global initiative to address the global unemployment crisis, the company has pledged to expand its apprenticeship program to 31 Nestlé factories in the United States, hire 1,000 paid interns and trainees by 2017, and reach 300,000 people with “readiness for work” activities annually. Additionally, the initiative includes two national partnerships focused on veteran hiring and career readiness with Hiring Our Heroes and The Mission Continues. Learn more about Project Opportunity and veteran hiring partnerships.


Nestlé in the U.S. embarked on its largest single day of organized community service in celebration of its 150th anniversary. Honoring the 120 hometowns in 47 states in which Nestlé businesses operate in the U.S., the company brought its longstanding commitment to “Good Food, Good Life” to more than 150 different community events nationwide. #Nestlé150for150 united more than 6,000 employees with more than 100 nonprofit organizations for a day dedicated to service. Learn more about the #Nestle150for150 day of service.

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Nestlé in the United States 2016 Creating Shared Value Report
Nestlé Brands in the US
Nestlé Media Contacts in the US