Gender Balance

Our commitment: Enhance gender balance in our workforce


By 2016 – Implement the new Parental Support Policy in the U.S., effective January 1, 2016, offering up to 14 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers of newborns with the option of extending unpaid leave up to six months.

Our Progress

Our commitment to gender balance is expressed both globally and in the United States through our Women’s Leadership Network, International Dual Career Network, support of the Network of Executive Women, Lean In Circles and ongoing efforts to increase our percentage of women managers and senior leaders. In addition, we are proud to promote our Parent Support Policy, one of the most progressive in the food and beverage industry. As of 2015, 22% of our senior leaders and 33% of our managers in North and South America were women.

We believe that diversity in our business is a real asset and something that should be encouraged and nurtured. What’s more, the changing roles of women and men in society has emphasized the importance of improving gender balance at all levels of business. At Nestlé we are committed to having the right people in the right place at the right time for current and future business needs.