Nestlé in the U.S.’s 2016 Creating Shared Value Report highlights the company’s efforts and achievements in nutrition, health and wellness; environmental sustainability; rural development and responsible sourcing; water; and social impact. Nestlé has achieved over 40 percent of its U.S. objectives for 2016 through 2020, including five completed one year or more ahead of schedule.
Driving purposeful change through Creating Shared Value would not be possible without the dedication of our 51,000 employees across the U.S. Throughout our 2016 CSV report, we highlight employees whose jobs directly impact and influence the implementation of our commitment to society- the faces of Nestlé.
By the end of 2015, nearly 100% of our children’s (0–12 years old) products met the NF criteria for children. Gerber achieved this milestone for 100% of its infant, toddler and preschooler products in 2014.
Nestlé Purina is dedicated to improving the lives of pets by providing healthy, 100% complete and balanced pet foods backed by our leading science and nutritional expertise and produced using the highest standards in safety and quality. We develop each of our products under the supervision of pet experts. More than 500 Nestlé Purina nutritionists, behaviorists, veterinarians, immunologists and other pet experts around the world use their expertise daily to enrich our knowledge about pet nutrition and care. Drawing on their collective knowledge,
Nestlé has the world’s largest private food and nutrition research and development network in the industry—rapidly innovating conventional and medical foods, beverages and services to meet nutrition, health and wellness needs. We have 39 Research and Development Centers, and Product Technology Centers, around the world. Nestlé Product Technology Centers develop innovative technologies and manufacturing processes that are the basis of new product development, and we apply these technologies in our operations.
Through our large-scale research projects in the United States and around the world, we are developing a deeper understanding of the dietary intake and lifestyle behaviors of children from infancy through early adolescence that impact health. Our Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) focuses on children from 0–4 years old and our Kids Nutrition and Health Study (KNHS) focuses on children from 4–12 years old. First launched in 2002 and repeated in 2008, FITS’ third round of data collection was launched in 2015.
Since 2013, we have accelerated salt reduction across our foods and beverages to help consumers reach recommended target levels established by WHO and other authorities. Our global Policy on Sodium targets further reductions by an average of at least 10% from 2012 levels over a four-year period (2013–2016) in foods and beverages that do not meet NF criteria for sodium. By the end of 2015, we achieved an overall sodium reduction of 7.4% toward our objective of a 10% reduction. In 2014, 100% of GERBER® products for infants, toddlers and preschoolers met NF criteria for sodium.
Nestlé is strongly committed to helping consumers meet the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommendation to consume less than 10% of daily calories from added sugars, as illustrated by our recently updated Nestlé Policy on Sugars. We also support the FDA’s proposal to require added sugars on the Nutrition Facts Label. We have committed to target further reduction of sugar content by an average of at least 10% from 2013 levels over a three year period (2014–2016) among food and beverages that do not already meet the NF criteria for sugar.
To celebrate our 150th anniversary, we’re looking back to the brothers whose work would lead to the company we are today. George and Charles Page from Lee County, Illinois, built Europe’s first condensed milk factory in 1866 when they founded the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. It would be a merger with rival Henri Nestlé, who in 1867 began selling his life-saving infant cereal in Vevey, Switzerland, that would lead to the creation of the Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company.
Creating Shared Value Report Published for Nestlé Purina in the Americas
June 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé Purina in the Americas has released its 2015 Creating Shared Value report, demonstrating how the company is making a positive impact for pets and the people who love them.
The report, available on www.Purina.com, provides an in-depth look at Nestlé Purina’s Creating Shared Value activities in 2015, focused on four key areas: