Building on Creating Shared Value
Looking to the future, Creating Shared Value remains the fundamental
guiding principle for how Nestlé does business. CSV is the strategy tool that
Nestlé uses to operationalise and manage all the actions it takes to ensure it
creates value for shareholders and for society. This is how Nestlé brings its
purpose to life – to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
Our focus areas are firmly embedded in our purpose. Individuals and families, our communities and
the planet as a whole are interconnected, and our efforts in each of these areas are supported
through our 42 specific commitments, the vast majority of which have been reframed and feature
objectives to 2020. These commitments will, in turn, enable us to meet our ambitions for 2030 in line
with the timescale of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our purpose and timetable allow us to take Creating Shared Value a step further, while adhering to
our fundamental belief that our business will be successful in the long term by creating value for
both our shareholders and for society as a whole. Our positive impact on society focuses on
enabling healthier and happier lives for individuals and families, on helping the development of
thriving and resilient communities, and finally, on stewarding the planet’s natural resources for
future generations, with particular care for water.
As we move into a new period in our company’s history, we will continue to evolve and strengthen
our approach to Creating Shared Value as the way we do business, ensuring that its thinking
continues to inform all our behaviours, policies and actions.
Creating Shared Value
Protect the future
Laws, business principles,
codes of conduct
our focus areas
We will also continue to prioritise key areas where value creation can be maximised for shareholders
and society, and report transparently on our progress. Our progress can also be tracked by our
rankings in leading indices (seepage 6 )
of our Chairman,
discussing CSV with Harvard
University’s Mark Kramer.
Economic performance G4-DMA, Overall G4-DMA
Nestlé in society – Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments 2016