Our commitment: Support Breastfeeding and Protect It by Continuing to Implement an Industry-Leading Policy to Market Breastmilk Substitutes Responsibly
Ongoing – Ensure that the practices of the Nestlé Nutrition business consistently meets the FTSE4Good Index BMS criteria in line with the requirements for Low-Risk Countries.
By 2018 – Ensure that all provisions supporting breastfeeding in our Parent Support Policy are implemented.
In 2016, we continued to uphold our
commitment to market breastmilk
substitutes responsibly. In addition to
ensuring we’re doing what’s right for
individuals and families, we’ve looked
inward to ensure we’re doing right by
moms and dads in the Nestlé family.
Our Parent Support Policy, implemented as of
January 2016, offers 14 weeks of paid
leave for primary caregivers of newborns,
with the option of extending unpaid leave
up to six months. We renovated some of
the existing lactation rooms and
expanded the number of lactation rooms
in our offices and factory locations, and
we encourage expectant mothers to
enroll in the Nestlé Solutions for
Nursing Mothers Program. Through
UnitedHealthcare, new moms and dads
have access to experienced, specialized
maternity nurses who provide education,
support, and special care based on the
family’s unique needs. The Maternity
Support program provides personalized
support before, during, and after
pregnancy. Subscribers to our health plan
have access to a breast pump 100%
covered by the plan. Our Solutions for
Nursing Mothers Program offers moms
access to certified lactation specialists to address concerns 24/7, a $50 gift
certificate to upgrade their breast pump
or purchase baby accessories, ongoing
return-to-work support consultation via
phone, and a nursing mother’s kit with a
video and educational materials.
What is FTSE4Good?