At Nestlé, our purpose is simple and direct: enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future for everyone – and we truly mean everyone. We understand that in order to achieve this, we must have a workforce that represents our consumers. We must be diverse and foster a culture of inclusion to drive innovation and create products our consumers and their families love.
Nestlé’s Diversity and Inclusion starts with a culture of support and empowerment, aided by employee-led engagement groups, inclusive hiring approaches, and company-wide learning and development.
Innovation starts with listening to diverse voices. Through unconscious bias training and workplace flexibility policies, we work to remove constraints that limit employees of diverse backgrounds.
Our commitment goes beyond representation and partnerships – it’s about the way we treat one another. It’s an expectation that we all are acting in a way which fosters a society that is inclusive of all.
Market Head and CEO, Nestlé USA
Gender Balance has been a long-term priority for Nestlé, and we have been successfully increasing the number of women at all levels in the organization. We strive to create the enabling conditions in our work environment in order for all women to be successful and achieve a gender-balanced organization.
Our global and local initiatives on gender diversity include leadership development training and unconscious bias workshops, as well as flexible policies that contribute to supportive work environments such as the Nestlé Parent Support Policy.
Read stories about gender and an inclusive culture by our Chief People Officer, Judy Cascapera:
Read Chief People Officer Judy Cascapera's article on Medium
Chief People Officer, Nestlé USA
Nestlé USA and Nestlé Purina are proud to have been awarded top scores on the Human Right's Campaign 'Corporate Equality Index' - a recognition of the work we have done to improve LGBTQ representation at work and in our communities.
Our efforts include:
Explore stories about LGBTQ action and inclusion at Nestlé USA and Nestlé Purina:
How Nestlé puts inclusion at its core. Read on Medium.
Nestlé Purina Has Built One of the Best Companies for LGBTQ Workers. Read more on Medium.
Although we may be unaware of them, we all live with unconscious biases. We don’t expect our employees to rid themselves of all bias, but we do expect them to be aware of their biases and how they may influence interactions and collaboration with team members. To ensure we are bringing more awareness to our biases, we’ve rolled out unconscious bias sessions for all of Nestlé USA. In addition, we are embedding elements of these sessions into other learning programs and initiatives.
To date 1,500 employees have taken our unconscious bias training. In 2019, every manager at Nestlé USA will participate in this training.
At Nestlé USA our employee engagement groups are a critical component of our diversity and inclusion strategy. These groups help foster an inclusive culture that enhances our employee experience while also contributing back to our communities and our business units, by acting as internal advocates for diverse ideas.
Here are our currently active employee engagement groups:
The GBN aims to improve gender balance by generating workforce awareness, supporting a professional growth culture, and serving the community.
The Working Parents Network creates a community for parents returning to work after benefiting from Nestlé’s Parent Support Policy and continuing to grow their career while parenting.
Veteran + Allies brings together former and active military and allies to support veteran hiring, skill building, and retention, and collaborates to improve support for transitioning veterans.
The Nestlé Black Employee Association aims to promote an environment where black employees are empowered to excel professionally through mentorship, networking, and career guidance.
The LGBTQ and allies network works to promote LGBTQ opportunities and awareness. The group provides mentorship, networking, and educational events.
iGen is our generational engagement group that it’s focused on fostering a strong association among the employees at Nestlé and our community and to act as a catalyst for high-performance execution.
The Nestlé Latino Network fosters the development of Latino employees and engages Nestlé stakeholders on the business importance of the Latino community for the company.
Our Women in Engineering group, spans across the country. Their purpose is to improve retention of women in engineering and manufacturing by providing support and empowering our women professionally.
In 2015, we launched our career acceleration program, Project Opportunity, in the US. It is designed to help people of all ages gain work experience and strengthen their skills in our industry.
Learn more about how we're committed to accelerating career growth.
Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future