The 2018 CSV Prize
The application process for the 2018 Nestlé CSV Prize will open in 2017 when, once again, we will be
inviting applications from innovative businesses and social enterprises.
for details of our simplified application process, screening and selection criteria, as well as updates on
previous winners and runners-up.
For more information, see theOfficial Rules
and ourFrequently Asked Questions
Runner-up: Natural Extracts Industries (NEI), Tanzania
Pioneering the sustainable extraction of vanillaNatural Extracts Industries ,
a social enterprise from Tanzania,
was selected as the 2016 CSV Prize runner-up for pioneering
the sustainable production of natural flavour extracts from
vanilla, cacao and orange.
Working with farmers and co-operatives, NEI helps build local
capacity through sustainable agricultural practices such as
agroforestry, intercropping, drip irrigation and composting.
It has also developed manufacturing operations that add value
to the products supplied by smallholder farmers.
NEI plans to invest the CHF 200000 prize money to expand
its network of smallholder farmers and maintain the subsidy
scheme it introduced to reduce barriers to entry.
Our business model is predicated on creating
value for business and community alike. On the
business front, we offer customers a natural
product that follows the global clean-label trend.
And for the community, the incremental income
received by farmers enables women and youths
to succeed without having to migrate to urban
centres, where they may not even find
employment. The Nestlé CSV Prize will bring
us additional financial strength and credibility.”
Co-Founder, Natural Extracts Industries
Watch ashort video
about NEI’s work.
Nestlé in society – Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments 2016