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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



Nutrition, water,

rural development,

our focus areas


Shared Value

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 (see

page 6 )


Watch a


of our Chairman,

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe,

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