Nestlé has announced today a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities.
The global initiative brings together all of the efforts to support young people around the world that Nestlé undertakes on its own and with others, including the Alliance for YOUth.
In addition to employability, the initiative now also focuses on the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs across Nestlé’s value chain. It also seeks to encourage innovation, including through a challenge on the [email protected]é open innovation platform.
Nestlé is backing up its commitment by being one of the first companies to join the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth led by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
According to the World Wildlife Foundation, the water systems which help our ecosystems thrive are increasingly getting saturated by catering to the needs of an ever growing human population and two-thirds of the world’s population will face an acute shortage of water by 2025.
Committed to responsible water stewardship, Nestlé India is continuously working on conservation and optimal utilisation of water. Our various initiatives include efforts to reduce, re-use and re-cycle water, across the value chain and with communities, for a sustainable tomorrow. We work closely with communities to create awareness on water conservation and preservation and at the same time use technology to reduce water usage in our manufacturing locations.
During the last 15 years, for every tonne of production, we have reduced water consumption by 53% and reduced waste water discharge by 55%. We have partnered with institutions with expertise in the field of water and have adopted new technologies to re-cycle and re-use water to avoid wastage across our value chain.
Nestlé India has been ranked no. 1 for its Corporate Profile in the ATNI India Index. Under the Corporate Profile, Nestlé ranks first in the areas of Governance, Accessibility and Engagement; while ranking no. 2 in Marketing, Lifestyles and Labelling. It highlights Nestlé’s clear commitment to healthier and happier lives through its engagement to help tackle the complex challenges of undernutrition and obesity in the country.
We are pleased that the report also reflects that we have demonstrated a high level of compliance with the Indian IMS Act and The WHO Code. We have a global commitment to market breast milk substitutes (BMS) responsibly and to comply with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Code of BMS as implemented by national governments around the world, as a minimum. In India, we ensure strict compliance with The Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 1992 that guides the sale of infant nutrition products in India.
20th October 2016: On the occasion of International Chefs Day, Nestlé Healthy Kids and Nestlé Professional united with the World Association of Chefs Societies along with IFCA and organised a cooking workshop for kids.
Through this initiative children of Nestlé employees interacted with World Association of Chef’s Societies (WACS) Chef Shivneet Pohoja and his team to prepare “Art on the Plate” learning about the healthy eating by creating edible artwork on a plate.
To mark the event Nestlé created an Art on a Plate toolkit to help chefs teach children how to turn everyday recipes into fun, appetizing food that is not only enjoyable to make, but healthy to eat too. It contains recipe ideas, inspiration, tips and a checklist for different age groups. A study conducted by Nestlé Research Center found that involving children while preparing meals helps establish good eating habits from a young age.
Helping farmers reduce water use in agriculture
At Nestlé, we believe that we can make the greatest difference to the health of a local water catchment when we invest in collective community action to help embed long term sustainable water use.
With agriculture responsible for 70% of global water withdrawals, helping farmers to manage and conserve water can have a significant positive impact and alleviate pressure on ecosystems.
Local implication: the Kabini River
46% of the catchment of the Kabini River in Karnataka is agricultural land, principally used for growing rice and sugarcane, which are water intensive crops. In recent years, low rainfall, combined with high water demand within the catchment, has resulted in periods of insufficient water supply for farmers in the river basin.
Nestlé India reinforces its commitment towards environmental sustainability: Reduces usage of energy by around 47% and water by 55%, per tonne of production, in the last 15 years
Nestlé India is committed to environmentally sustainable business practices at all stages of production making the right choices to protect the future. Following a series of Environmental Performance Indicators to monitor efforts in sustainability during the last 15 years for every tonne of production, the company has successfully reduced the usage of energy by around 47%, water usage by around 55%, the generation of greenhouse gasses by around 57% and the generation of waste water by around 61%.
Reducing emissions and cutting waste
The signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, committing countries to work to combat global warming, coincides this year with Earth Day.
Nestlé is proud to support both efforts through our Nestlé in Society commitments. We’re working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut waste and increase the use of renewable energy across our business.Read the full story: http://www.nestle.com/media/news/paris-agreement-on-climate-change-earth-day
NESCAFÉ, MAGGI and KITKAT have been voted as three of India’s 'Buzziest Brands' in 2016.
The public and a specialist jury voted for the awards, presented by online marketing and advertising portal 'afaqs!'. The awards celebrate brands that have created the most ‘buzz’ and conversation over the past year.
MAGGI won a Gold award in the Food category for its successful campaign on noodles, which celebrated its relationship with the Indian public over three decades.
NESCAFÉ took Gold in the Hot Beverages category, and KITKAT won Silver in Confectionery.
Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India, said: ’’This win is resonant of the love and admiration that the people have for our brands.’’