Creating Shared Value

Bringing Our Purpose to LifeCreating Shared Value remains the fundamental guiding principle for how we do business.

Looking to the future, 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 2017 Creating Shared Value Report.

Number of products reformulated to consider nutrition or consumer preference, including reduced sodium, sugar, trans fat, artificial colors and flavors, and increased essential nutrients
Individuals and families 
of all cocoa materials sourced in the U.S. are UTZ-certified and purchased through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan

144 million
Number of gallons of water we will save each year in our California facilities through water efficiency projects implemented by the end of 2016

Our purpose and timetable allow us to take Creating Shared Value a step further, while adhering to our fundamental belief that our business will be successful in the long term by creating value for both our shareholders and for society as a whole. Our positive impact on society focuses on enabling healthier and happier lives for individuals and families, on helping the development of thriving and resilient communities, and finally, on stewarding the planet’s natural resources for future generations, with particular care for water.

of Nestlé USA foods and beverages that have added the Facts Up Front labeling system on-pack, which displays key nutrition information on the front of food and beverage packages
Individuals and families 
Number of individuals brought on for internships, trainee and development programs, academic hires and apprenticeships through Project Opportunity

In 2016, 60% of our U.S. factories were landfill-free

As we move into a new period in our company’s history, we will continue to evolve and strengthen our approach to Creating Shared Value as the way we do business, ensuring that its thinking continues to inform all our behaviors, policies and actions.