Nestlé in the U.S.: Healthy Communities

Nestlé in the U.S.: Healthy Communities

Our 2030 ambition: Help to improve 30 million livelihoods in communities directly connected to our business activities

According to the UN, 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty. More than 75 percent of them live in rural areas and depend on agriculture, including family smallholdings, for their livelihoods. Over 200 million young people in the developing world have not completed primary school, almost 6 in 10 of them are young women.

Our ambition to improve livelihoods and develop thriving communities starts with education. We believe children should be in school, and be able to get an education. We also believe in supporting women and girls to be economically and socially active, so they can be successful and independent. So we work with local groups and partners, particularly in rural areas, to support farmers and their families. We provide training for farmers, both men and women, and give their children access to education to help them build a brighter future.

Nestlé began as a family business in a small town over 150 years ago. This local approach still informs everything we do. We are part of the local communities where our factories and offices are based. But being part of a community brings responsibility too. It means respecting the rights of those who work for us and with us wherever we operate. Respecting and promoting human rights is fundamental to our values, and we insist that our partners and suppliers uphold the same high standards that we do. This requires commitment and effort over the long-term. We know that sometimes we will be criticized by those who want us to tackle the problem differently. But we will always be open and transparent, so people can see the journey we are on.

Content from this campaign

Meet Three of Our Neighbors Fighting Hunger Every Day
By Kim Pagal, Community Affairs Manager at Nestlé During the 2016 holiday season, we highlighted three incredible nonprofits committed to making...
Dec 11, 2018 10:05 AM ET
How an Actress Helped Bring High-Quality Goat Cheese Mac to Your Kitchen
By Andrew Eccles Milking goats in Minnesota was a strange new hobby for an actress from California. Frankie Lenzmeier’s friends in L.A. thought she was crazy for making the cross-country journey every weekend, but Frankie was committed to making her new relationship with a dairy farmer work. Those weekly treks led to a marriage, as well as a new...
Oct 5, 2018 10:05 AM ET
Nestlé Employees Donate Backpacks Full of School Supplies to Local Elementary School
Nestlé US employees recently spent some time putting together backpacks full of school supplies for a local elementary school. To learn more about Nestlé's commitment to improving our communities, click here. About Nestlé Nestlé in the United States is committed to being a trusted leader...
Sep 28, 2018 10:15 AM ET
Nestle Waters North America Supports California’s Day of Emergency Preparedness
On Saturday, September 8th, Nestle Waters North America sponsored California’s Day of Preparedness in Sacramento, California.  The annual event,  hosted each year by California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), is open to the public and regularly sees over 5,000 attendees. This event occurs during National Preparedness Month (September) and features interactive demonstrations...
Sep 14, 2018 2:10 PM ET
Nestlé Waters North America Provides Free Warehouse Space for American Red Cross to Help With Continued Response to Wildfires and Aftermath in Northern California
STAMFORD, Conn., September 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – For the third time in four years, Nestlé Waters North America has turned over the keys to its former bottling facility in Calistoga, California to the American Red Cross to use as a staging area to help Northern California communities facing wildfires.  “The American Red Cross has a critical need for temporary warehouse space to provide...
Sep 12, 2018 2:45 PM ET