Creating Shared Value is a fundamental part of Nestlé's way of doing business that focuses on specific areas of the Company's core business activities – namely water, nutrition, and rural development – where value can best be created both for society and shareholders.
We invest in continuous development and improvement in the nutrition profile of products in all categories and in the strengthening of our recipe database management for finer nutrition analysis and tracking. We continue to reduce the salt, sugar, trans fatty acid, saturated fat and artificial colourings they contain, adding more nutritious ingredients and beneficial micronutrients.
We invested over CHF 175 million in environmental sustainability programmes and initiatives during 2010. We continue to identify and implement projects to reduce our use of water, non-renewable energy and other natural resources, to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), to eliminate waste and to improve the environmental performance of our packaging.
We supported direct suppliers through technical assistance and knowledge transfer, and provided microfinance loans totaling USD 45 million, and ensured they operate responsibly and sustainably through the Nestlé Supplier Code.
CSV Additional Activities
To create value to society, in addition to create value for people in value chain of the countries where we are present. Nestle is also run and support several programs in collaboration with local NGOs to support local communities in rural area to develop themselves with sustainable practices, or in the area that support underprivileged children. We have been working with some NGO partners for more than 20 years.