Nestle: CSR & Sustainability News

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational nutritional, snack food, and health-related consumer goods company headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues.

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Nestlé USA Announces Factories Now Landfill-Free

In recognition of Earth Day 2015, Nestlé USA has announced its latest accomplishment: All of its U.S.-based manufacturing centers are now landfill-free. The…
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Is the Protest Against Nestlé Bottled Water in California on Point?

The pressure is on in Sacramento, where activists protest that Nestlé is draining local aquifers of as much as 80 million gallons annually.
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Nestlé USA to Eliminate Artificial Flavors and Colors

Nestle USA recently announced it is removing artificial flavors and artificial colors from all of its chocolate candy products by the end of…
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Hershey Sweetens Up Its Palm Oil Sourcing Policy

Hershey announces its own standards on sustainable palm oil sourcing, with an increased focus on traceability.
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Campaign Calls for 100 Companies, 100 Percent Renewable Power

Led by The Climate Group, the RE100 campaign aims to have 100 of the world's largest companies powered solely by renewable energy by…
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Nestle’s New Animal Welfare Commitments

Nestle, the global food giant known for its Nestle Crunch Bars, announced its animal welfare program that will eliminate some common but cruel…
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Nestlé Hides Behind ‘Sovereign Nation’ in Desert Bottled Water Controversy

Nestle, which sells the most bottled water in the U.S., is attracting controversy for its bottling of water in a region suffering from…
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Nestlé Reduces U.S. Waste By 44 Percent Since 2010

Nestlé has reduced 44 percent of waste per ton of product since 2010 in the U.S., and five factory locations reached zero-waste-to-landfill status…
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Do Nestlé’s Sensuous Ice Cream Ads Comply with Their Ethics Test?

Nestlé's ice cream ad is on the verge of vulgar - how does advertising like this pass the company's internal ethics guidelines?
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies Committed to Sustainable Palm Oil

As consumers become more aware of palm oil-related deforestation, a select few companies are leading the charge and making bold commitments to sustainable…
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Is Palm Oil-Driven Deforestation the Secret Ingredient in Your Favorite Products?

As I delved into the commitments these companies have made to address palm-related deforestation and peatland destruction, I was disheartened to see how…
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Cambridge, Leading Global Brands Launch Natural Capital Toolkit

The web-based E.Valu.A.Te natural capital toolkit aims to plug a gaping flaw in conventional economic thinking by internalizing environmental externalities. Eigtheen months in…
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Leveraging Organizational Performance through ‘Shared Value’ Propositions

Several multi-national organizations are looking beyond their short-term profits for shareholders. They are also looking after their other marketplace stakeholders.
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Nestlé: Helping Us Pass On the Salt

Nestlé said this month that its planned salt content reductions support a World Health Organization salt target of no more than 5g of…
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How George Clooney Could Help Nespresso Solve Its Coffee Pod Problem

George Clooney has just joined Nespresso's Sustainability Advisory Board to focus on sustainable coffee farming in South Sudan.