Nestlé in the United States Reports Progress in Creating Shared Value

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New York, NY (May 18, 2011) – Nestlé in the United States has released its 2010 Creating Shared Value report detailing accomplishments in the areas of nutrition, sustainable business practices, and community development. The report will be available at the third-annual Creating Shared Value Forum held in Washington, D.C. tomorrow.

Creating Shared Value is Nestlé's fundamental global business strategy based on the belief that for a business to prosper in the long term, it must create value for society. In the United States, Nestlé creates value by providing quality products supported by an expertise in nutrition, health and wellness. The company provides jobs with comprehensive benefits in 47 states; supports the communities where Nestlé does business; and produces tasty and nutritious food and beverages using high standards of environmental stewardship.

“Clearly, the last few years have been challenging for companies and communities in the U.S. and across the globe,” said Heidi Paul, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Waters North America. “Our long-term commitment to Creating Shared Value allows us to serve the communities where we live and work and also produce great-tasting food and beverages that help make good, healthy living possible.”

New developments highlighted in the 2010 report include the creation of two organizations that will allow Nestlé to pioneer science-based nutritional solutions, a partnership with the National Education Association to develop a nutrition-education program for educators, and metrics reporting the company’s environmental impact in the U.S.

“This report marks the first time we are publishing metrics that measure our environmental impact in the U.S.,” said Paul. “In the long term, our facilities aim to reduce our water and energy consumption and create fewer greenhouse gas emissions per ton of product. Reporting our environmental metrics helps Nestlé implement strategies to improve our operational efficiency and environmental performance, as well as remain accountable to our stakeholders.”

While Nestlé is best known for chocolate, the company offers far more than sweets. Nestlé in the United States consists of five operating companies: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition and Nestlé Professional. Together, they employ over 51,000 people and operate in more than 120 locations in 47 states, including 12 new facilities since 2008. Last year, Nestlé in the United States had sales totaling more than $27 billion, representing Nestlé S.A.’s largest market.

Below are some highlights of the Nestlé in the United States’ second annual Creating Shared Value report. 

A Good Food, Good Life Company

  • Good Food, Good Life is about tasty, healthy products that can be enjoyed by every member of the family at every stage of life and for every way of life.
  • In 2010, Nestlé created Nestlé Health Science S.A. and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences to pioneer science-based nutritional solutions.
  • Nestlé in the U.S. has a variety of weight management solutions, including sensible snacks, everyday meals, personalized weight loss, medically monitored weight loss and products to address pet obesity.
  • Nestlé in the U.S. provides nutritious, healthy food for every member of the family at every stage of life: infants and toddlers, families, athletes, mature adults/grandparents, and pets.
  • From refreshing water brands to flavorful juices to nutritional supplement drinks, Nestlé in the U.S. offers an array of nutritious, great-tasting beverages for healthy hydration at all stages of life.

Creating Quality Jobs for Economic Vitality

  • Nestlé in the U.S. operates in 120 locations in 47 states and has over 51,000 U.S. employees.
  • The United States is Nestlé’s largest market, totaling nearly $27 billion in product sales.
  • Nestlé in the U.S. has opened 12 new facilities since 2008 in 10 states: Allentown, PA; Anderson, IN; Denver, CO; Fremont, MI; Gray Summit, MO; Greenwood, IN; Kingfield, ME; Sacramento, CA; Solon, OH; Stamford, CT; Dallas, TX; and Pasadena, TX.

Creating Shared Value for Sustainable Business Practices

  • Nestlé uses a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure its environmental impact as it relates to product volume, water withdrawal rate, on-site energy consumption, water discharge, and greenhouse gas emissions. The environmental KPIs for Nestlé in the U.S. are published in this report.
  • Between 2009 and 2010, the water withdrawal rate per ton of product decreased by 2 percent. The energy consumption rate per ton of product manufactured over the same period remained steady.
  • Between 2009 and 2010, water discharged from and the amount of greenhouse gases generated by Nestlé’s facilities remained level; however, while production increased during that time, the amount of greenhouse gases generated actually decreased by 6 percent per ton of product manufactured.

Creating Shared Value in its Communities
Nestlé in the U.S. has the opportunity and responsibility to engage its consumers and the communities where it does business. Here are a few examples:

  • In 2011, Nestlé in the U.S. updated its nutrition-education program Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives in partnership with the National Education Association-Health Information Network to reflect the 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
  • More than 154 million pounds of food and beverages have been distributed to 175 food banks over the past 20 years as part of a long-term relationship between Feeding America and Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America and Nestlé Nutrition.
  • Project WET has reached more than 145 million students and 300,000 teachers with water-education in every state through a 15-year sponsorship by Nestlé Waters North America.
  • In 2010, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company donated more than $20 million to U.S. animal welfare and other charitable organizations.

About Nestlé in the United States

Nestlé in the United States consists of five main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition and Nestlé Professional. 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 $27 billion in 2010.

Committed to becoming the very best Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, Nestlé in the United States provides nutritious, healthy food for every member of the family at every stage of life: infants and toddlers, families, athletes, mature adults/grandparents, and pets. Key brands include LEAN CUISINE®, NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, POWERBAR®, NESTLÉ® PURE LIFE®, POLAND SPRING®, GERBER®, and PURINA ONE®.

To learn more about Nestlé, including its commitment to the environment, please visit: CreatingSharedValue.org, NestléNutrition.com, NestléUSA.com, NestléWatersNorthAmerica.com, Purina.com and NestléProfessional.com.


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Jane Lazgin
Nestlé Waters North America
(201) 863-0240
Jane.Lazgin@waters.nestle.com