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Nestlé USA Releases Report Detailing Progress in Nutrition, Health and Wellness

(Courtesy of Nestlé USA)

Nestlé USA Releases Report Detailing Progress in Nutrition, Health and Wellness

Glendale, CA – based transnational food and beverage company Nestlé USA recently released its second annual Creating Shared Value report. The report highlights various 2014 performance indicators demonstrating their noteworthy progress in 31 corporate commitments such as responsible sourcing, nutrition, and sustainability.

Highlights include:

  • Officially reformulating 1,058 food and pet products to reduce harmful ingredients and increase essential nutrients.​

  • Zero waste to landfill status being achieved by 12 U.S. factories. As of May 2015, all 23 Nestlé USA factories reached landfill-free status. By the end of 2015, 30% of all their total U.S. factories are predicted to achieve landfill-free status. ​

  • Completing 619 supplier audits and finding 505 were compliant with the Nestlé Supplier Code for ingredients from the United States, which represents 131% of their goal of 385 compliant audits.​

  • 96% of their children’s products adhere to the standards recommended by the World Health Organization and the Institute of Medicine.

Paul Grimwood, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA, commended the report’s promising news.

“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. 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.”

Nestlé USA serves as the North American headquarters for the Swiss-based food and beverage conglomerate. Its vast product empire includes industry heavyweights KitKat, Purina, Haagen-Dazs, DiGiorno, Coffee-mate, and Gerber. The U.S. is one of Nestlé’s most lucrative markets, accounting for 26 billion in sales alone in 2014.

(Courtesy of Nestlé USA)

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