Today Nestlé releases its annual “Creating Shared Value” report. The $88 billion multinational and world’s largest food and beverage company, based on annual revenues, has promised to ramp up its work in three main areas: nutrition, water and rural development. In the report, Nestlé has publicly committed for the first time to make “forward-looking commitments” to social and environmental sustainability.
Nestlé’s goals, which the company says it is keen on accomplishing by 2020, builds upon the company’s most recent work. As of last year, Nestlé had invested almost $30 million in water conservation projects at facilities across the world; promised $528 million to encourage responsible agriculture, production and consumption by 2020; and became the first food and beverage company to partner with the United Nations' Every Woman and Every Child program, which seeks to provide training and education to improve the health and lives of 16 million across the world.
Based in Fresno, California, Leon Kaye is the editor of GreenGoPost.com and frequently writes about business sustainability strategy. Leon also contributes to Guardian Sustainable Business; his work has also appeared on Sustainable Brands, Inhabitat and Earth911. Most recently he explored children’s health issues in India with the International Reporting Project. You can follow Leon and ask him questions on Twitter or Instagram (greengopost).
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Leon Kaye has written for 3p since 2010 and become executive editor in 2018. His previous work includes writing for the Guardian as well as other online and print publications. In addition, he's worked in sales executive roles within technology and financial research companies, as well as for a public relations firm, for which he consulted with one of the globe’s leading sustainability initiatives. Currently living in Central California, he’s traveled to 70-plus countries and has lived and worked in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.
Leon’s an alum of Fresno State, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Southern California's Marshall Business School. He enjoys traveling abroad as well as exploring California’s Central Coast and the Sierra Nevadas.