Full report prepared according to GRI G3.1 Guidelines, at Application Level A+
Submitted by: Nestlé
Posted: Mar 31, 2014 – 02:00 AM EST
LONDON, Mar. 31 /CSRwire/ - KEY FACT / PULL QUOTE
The new Nestlé in Society 2013 report transparently shares the Company’s progress and challenges in meeting its 35 forward-looking commitments that cover nutrition, water, rural development, sustainability and compliance.
Nestlé has published its full 2013 report. “Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments” has been prepared according to GRI’s G3.1 Guidelines, at Application Level A+.
Nestlé’s efforts to meet a series of commitments, 35 pledges covering nutrition, water, rural development, sustainability and compliance.
Nestlé aims to fulfill all these commitments by 2020 or earlier. Based on feedback from stakeholders over the last 12 months, ten are new this year and six have been updated to reflect new Nestlé policy.
The report underlines Nestlé’s fundamental belief that, for a company to be successful over the long term and create value for shareholders, it must also create value for society.
“We believe that this 2013 report on Creating Shared Value at Nestlé represents a significant step forward in our drive to communicate transparently,” said Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.
Nestlé Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke said, “This is a set of forward-looking commitments covering every part of our business, providing a clear sense of the strategic direction we are heading in and the standards to which we hold ourselves accountable”.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has confirmed that the full report is prepared according to the GRI G3.1 Guidelines, at Application Level A+, The “+” indicates that the report content has been independently assured by Bureau Veritas.
The GRI is the leading organisation in the field of non-financial reporting. It’s a non-profit organisation that promotes economic sustainability.
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Key achievements in 2013
New in the 2013 report
Nestlé’s W.A.T.E.R commitments
Nestlé, with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé and is today the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Sales at the end of 2013 were CHF 92bn. We employ 333 214people and have 456 factories in 86 countries.
Nestlé believes that for a company to be successful in the long term and create value for its shareholders, it must also create value for society. At Nestlé this begins with the creation of superior long term value for shareholders by offering products and services that help people improve their nutrition, health and wellness, Creating Shared Value is the approach Nestlé takes to the business as a whole. www.nestle.com/csv