“In our second year of the Nestlé in the U.S. CSV report, we’ve made significant progress against 27 commitments originally outlined in 2013 and added even more objectives as we continue to raise the standard for a leading nutrition, health and wellness company,” said Paul Grimwood, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 7, 2015 – Nestlé in the United States today released its second Creating Shared Value (CSV) report outlining the company’s accomplishments in nutrition, health and wellness; environmental sustainability; and social impact in 2014, as well as its forward-looking commitments. The company celebrates key achievements such as more than 1,000 product reformulations for consumer health and preference considerations, as well as a new commitment to achieve zero waste to landfill status in all U.S. factories by 2020.
As Nestlé approaches its 150th anniversary, it continues to make strides to become the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company and to create a more sustainable future while adapting to shifting consumer preferences. Nestlé recognizes its opportunity – and responsibility – as the world’s largest food and beverage company to improve more than just the way we eat.
This year’s CSV report is a culmination of the company’s achievements in protecting scarce resources and improving lives, while at the same time continuing its journey to make good food even better. Progress in 2014 included more than 1,000 product reformulations signifying major steps toward long-term nutrition, health and wellness goals, as well as significant momentum in sustainability initiatives like water and energy conservation, and social impact programs, including community engagement and workplace practices.
“In our second year of the Nestlé in the U.S. CSV report, we’ve made significant progress against 27 commitments originally outlined in 2013 and added even more objectives as we continue to raise the standard for a leading nutrition, health and wellness company,” said Paul Grimwood, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA. “Creating shared value has been at the heart of Nestlé’s journey for the past 150 years, and we’re bringing that sentiment to life here in the United States as we continue to make great food even better while improving the lives of those we reach.”
The 2014 report shares specific commitments and progress in the categories of nutrition, health and wellness; environmental impact and water use; social impact and responsible sourcing. The cycle of improvement continues even beyond the publication of this latest report. Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) announced today that Arrowhead® Brand 100% Mountain Spring Water will increase the amount of recycled content used by the brand by nearly 40 percent in California. Arrowhead already uses recycled material in its half liter bottle, but today’s announcement will expand the use of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to additional bottle sizes by the end of 2016. This builds on NWNA’s commitment to reuse more plastic.
Highlights from the 2014 report include:
Nutrition, Health and Wellness
Critical to Nestlé’s vision as a nutrition, health and wellness leader is to go beyond the reduction of salt, sugar and fat. Nestlé aims to reinvent its products with added nutrition and increased variety to satisfy diverse consumer preferences. Nestlé has reformulated 1,058 food products and pet products to consider nutrition or consumer preferences, including reduced sodium, sugar, trans fat and artificial colors and flavors, as well as increased essential nutrients. Highlights include:
Nestlé is putting as much care into preserving natural resources as it puts into improving its products, focusing on responsible sourcing and environmental stewardship.
With 97 percent of households in the U.S. purchasing our brands, Nestlé impacts many millions of lives every day – from farmers who produce our ingredients to consumers who enjoy our products, with partners and employees connecting these groups. We’re committed to creating a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.
To learn more about the Nestlé in the U.S. 2014 Creating Shared Value report, click here.
About Nestlé in the United States
Nestlé in the United States is committed to being a trusted leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our diverse portfolio of food and beverage products provide nutritious options for every member of the family, including infants, toddlers, teens and adults, mature adults, and dogs and cats. Nestlé in the U.S. consists of eight main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Health Science. Together, these companies operate in more than 120 locations in 47 states and employ over 51,000 people. The United States is Nestlé S.A.’s largest market with combined product sales in the United States totaling more than $26 billion in 2014.
At Nestlé, we believe that for our business to prosper in the long term, we must create value for our employees, customers, stakeholders, consumers and the communities where we live and work. Nestlé embeds Creating Shared Value into every part of its business, from nutrition and wellness to environmental sustainability and responsible sourcing. For more information, visit: http://www.Nestleusa.com/csv.