Nestlé in the United States released its second Creating Shared Value (CSV) report outlining the company’s 2014 accomplishments and forward-looking commitments in nutrition, health and wellness; environmental sustainability; and social impact. Nestlé is celebrating 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.
The 2014 report encompasses the progress and commitments of all eight Nestlé operating companies in the United States: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Health Science.
As part of the world’s largest food company, we embrace the opportunity to improve more than just the way we eat. Our U.S. report highlights our progress and our forward-looking objectives in the areas of nutrition, responsible sourcing, environmental sustainability, water and social impact. The 2014 CSV report embodies our continued journey to become the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company and to create a more sustainable future.
“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.”
Key areas of progress and forward-looking commitments include:
- Nutrition: 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.
- Environmental impact: In 2014, 12 facilities in the United States achieved zero waste to landfill status, and, in 2015, 25 facilities—including all Nestlé USA factories—accomplished this feat. Nestlé has committed to achieve zero waste to landfill status in 100 percent of its U.S. factories by 2020.
- Social impact: In the 2014 report, for the first time, Nestlé defined its commitment to gender balance in the workplace and began work to implement the new Parental Support Policy in the U.S. By 2016, Nestlé in the U.S. is committed to fully implementing this policy that grants eligible employees up to 14 weeks partially paid leave for primary caregivers.
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