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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Bottled Water Marketing Campaigns Target Minorities

Several studies show that minority parents are more likely to give their children bottled water. A study by the department of pediatrics at…
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Water Shortages Now Affect Companies’ Bottom Lines

Water crises from Texas to Australia have hit commodity supplies. Changes in the world’s weather patterns now affect corporate profits across various industries.
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Nestle’s Anti-Organic Stance is Disappointing, but Expected

Nestle has a very pro-GMO policy and has invested in GM-coffee research, so its vocal anti-organic stance is to be expected. In 2008,…
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The Surprising New Force Cleaning Up the Plastic Industry

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility…
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Want Increased Recycling? Bottling Companies Pass the Buck to Government

As You Sow’s work reveals that Coca-Cola and Nestlé Waters North America have started to push for extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for…
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Kit Kat Factory Achieves Zero Waste Milestone

In the United Kingdom town of York, the Nestle plant that churns out over a billion Kit Kats and 183 million guilt-inducing Aero…
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Mattel CSR: Is it Over for Barbie?

Last year it was decided by popular vote that Barbie made a better journalist than an environmental activist. Probably just as well because…
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Nestlé Gets On the Reporting Bandwagon: How Did They Do?

The road to sustainable business now passes through a glass tunnel called “Transparency.” Consumers exercise their singular, unequivocal influence: their ability to choose…
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Interview with Nestlé Waters’ New Sustainability Director: Part 2

This is a continuation of the interview in three parts with Michael Washburn, newly appointed Director of Sustainability for Nestlé Waters North America.…
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Water Wars: Oregon Vs. Nestle

One of Nestlé’s brands, Arrowhead, has made a huge move in Oregon. The company wants to tap at least 100 million gallons of…

Nestlé and Rainforest Alliance Partner to Improve Coffee Sourcing

In the coming decade, Nestlé will work on improving coffee yields while mitigating environmental damage with the sustainable agriculture advocacy group The Rainforest…
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Life Cycle Assessments Highlight on-Farm Activities

Building on the idea that what gets measured gets managed, Michael Levine of Fonterra presented a carbon footprint Life Cycle Analysis for the…
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Four Reasons NGOs and Non-Profits Should Publish Sustainability Reports

Non-profits and NGOs should publish sustainability reports as corporations do for several reasons.

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HSBC, the international and emerging markets bank based in London, last week said it has sold-off its shares in the Indonesian palm oil…

Greenwashing Profiteers: Part II

By Siobhán McGurrin, journalism graduate student, UCA London (Please read Part 1 of “Greenwashing Profiteers” here) In terms of money, both Cadbury and Nestlé are…