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Oct 18, 2019
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Oct 17, 2019
Incredible Burger

The Harvest Gourmet Incredible Burger delivers on delicious taste and juicy texture as well as a similar cooking experience to that of a meat burger, while providing the nutritional benefits of plant-based proteins.

The Harvest Gourmet Incredible Burger blends natural plant extracts – beetroot, carrot, and capsicum, and is prepared using proprietary techniques to imitate the juicy texture of a beef burger. Chopped coconut oil is used to give the burger its marbled fat appearance, leaving a luxurious feeling after every bite. 

Nestlé Marketing Manager Foods Tracy Hardwick said: “These new burgers don’t compromise on flavour, texture or cooking experience. They underline Nestlé’s increased focus on tasty, authentic plant-based food. We believe this trend is here to stay, as consumers look at different ways to enjoy and balance their protein intake and eat more meat-free meals.”

The Harvest Gourmet Incredible Burger delivers plant-based goodness, made with soy and wheat protein resulting in a burger that is high in protein and fibre. 

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Oct 10, 2019
Starbucks by Nespresso

Nestlé today announced the launch of a new range of Starbucks by Nespresso coffee capsules. These are the first Starbucks coffee products developed using Nespresso proprietary coffee and system technology and consists of six signature flavours that consumers can enjoy in the comfort of their own home.

This launch came after the two companies, Nestlé and Starbucks, joined forces to create a global coffee alliance in August last year.  
 
Nestlé Oceania Director of e-Business, Strategy and Marketing, Martin Brown said of the launch: “Evolving our coffee offering to suit the ever-changing lifestyles and tastes of Australians is a core value of our business. We are proud to be working with Starbucks, a global coffee brand that shares our passion for quality coffee and craftsmanship. We are now offering coffee drinkers the premium experience at home with the Starbucks coffee they love.” 

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Oct 03, 2019
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Nestlé today announced the launch of Starbucks by Nescafé Dolce Gusto - a new range of coffee capsules under the Starbucks brand to be available in Australia. This is the first Starbucks coffee product developed using the Nescafé Dolce Gusto proprietary coffee and system technology and consists of six signature flavours that customers can enjoy in the comfort of their own home. 

“Starbucks by Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsules are among the first products developed by Nestlé and Starbucks since the two companies formally joined forces in August last year to create the global coffee alliance,” said Rebecca Dobbins, Head of Café Inspired Beverages at Nestlé. 

“For many Australians, the smell and taste of Starbucks coffee is unmistakable, and Starbucks by Nescafé Dolce Gusto allows coffee lovers to recreate the Starbucks Experience at home. The new range of at-home products is a game changer for the evolving coffee industry, and we’re thrilled to expand our coffee portfolio and bring a new, exciting coffee experience into the homes of our customers in Australia,” she added. 

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Sep 12, 2019
Climate Change

Nestlé today announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Ahead of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this month, Nestlé will sign the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge.

With this announcement Nestlé is accelerating its climate change efforts. This builds on a decade of work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past four years, Nestlé has aligned its objectives with science-based targets to keep the temperature increase below 2°C. The company is determined to play a leading role in tackling climate change. Over the next two years, it will lay out a time-bound plan including interim targets consistent with the 1.5°C path. Nestlé will review its progress annually to ensure it is on track.

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Sep 12, 2019
Nestlé Institute for Packaging Sciences

Nestlé today officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.

Speaking at the inauguration, Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, said, "Our vision is a world in which none of our packaging ends up in landfill or as litter. To achieve this we introduce reusable packaging solutions and pioneer environmentally friendly packaging materials. Furthermore, we support the development of local recycling infrastructure and deposit schemes to help shape a waste-free world. The Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences enables us to create a strong pipeline of sustainable packaging solutions for Nestlé products across businesses and markets."

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Sep 09, 2019

A new variety of oat is set to be released to Australian farmers and consumers as a result of UNCLE TOBYS long term collaboration with the National Oat Breeding Program.  

The release of the new variety, Bilby, follows years of development work through the South Australia Research and Development Institute (SARDI) based program.

Bilby produces increased levels of beta glucan which has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol.

The new variety is also good news for farmers, because of its high yielding potential and disease resistance.

For more than 20 years, the National Oat Breeding Program, based at SARDI, has delivered new varieties which offer processors and manufacturers high quality, nutritious and tasty milling oats to meet consumer needs and open new markets.

UNCLE TOBYS brings its experience in oat milling and rolling, as well as sensory and tasting expertise to the program to ensure that new milling varieties developed have what it takes to be commercially successful.

Uncle Tobys Senior Research and Development Manager John Pitcher said they were looking forward to trialling the new oat variety.

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Sep 05, 2019
Allens Grubs and Strawbs

Australia’s favourite confectionery brand ALLEN’S is giving lolly lovers nationwide a reason to smile today as it launches a new range of lip-smackingly good lollies made using 25% less sugar*. 

ALLEN’S 25% Less Sugar range has been designed to satisfy the soaring demand from Aussies for more natural ingredients. 

The two must-try packs have been carefully crafted using all-natural flavours, and without artificial colours or sweeteners and are guaranteed to make your taste buds tingle.  

ALLEN’S Grubs come in a fruity mix of five flavours: raspberry, pineapple, apricot, blackberry and lemon, while ALLEN’S Strawbs are bursting with a mouth-watering berry flavour.

Taking more than 200 days to perfect, each new lolly has undergone over 100 tantalising taste tests to help create the delicious new recipes, which will complement the existing ALLEN’S range. 

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Aug 28, 2019
Tongala Factory

Nestlé today announced plans to close its Tongala factory in Victoria, which primarily produces tinned milk products.

Regrettably, this means all 106 roles at the factory will be made redundant.

The closure of the factory will be staged progressively over a period of up to 18 months.

General Manager Andrew McIver thanked colleagues for their strong contribution to the company and said the closure was in no way a reflection of their efforts.

“People just don’t buy tinned milk like they used to, and cheaper imports have eroded our business further,” Mr McIver said.

“At the same time, the equipment in this factory is old, and the investment we need to make sure it can operate reliably in the future means that the factory is no longer viable,” he said.

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Aug 15, 2019
KKC Vol PNG

KitKat Chocolatory is giving Australians their first taste of one of the world’s rarest cocoas with a new limited release range, KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Volcanic.

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Aug 07, 2019
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Just over a shipping container’s worth of rubbish was removed from local parks, reserves and waterways today by Nestlé employees determined to do their bit to tackle the litter problem.

More than 450 Nestlé volunteers donned gloves and joined the Sea Cleaners team to gather waste from over 20 locations, including sites along the Parramatta River near Nestlé’s office in Rhodes.

Sea Cleaners CEO Hayden Smith said that rubbish ending up in local waterways is an ongoing issue and community involvement and education is important to address it.

“It is encouraging to see a company like Nestlé getting actively involved to make a difference in their own backyard. The Nestlé team have now seen firsthand the implications of what happens to waste once it reaches waterways and why it is so important for us all to do the right thing in the first place,” Mr Smith said.  

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Aug 07, 2019

Whilst the single origin coffee trend has been around for a number of years, it is usually reserved for roast and ground coffee. With the launch of the new NESCAFÉ Gold Colombia Origin, NESCAFÉ experts have combined the distinct tastes and aromas of single origin beans with the convenience of instant coffee for an at-home experience with a difference.
Crafted with care from source to cup, single origin coffees are comprised of beans from a single country or region. The coffee is developed, roasted and ground to evoke the subtle, refined flavours unique to the region. This creates a more personal coffee experience as drinkers understand the exact location where the beans came from and can appreciate the finer nuances in taste.

In the case of NESCAFÉ Gold Colombia Origin, all coffee cherries are hand-picked by local farmers and roasted to specifically suit the characteristics of the beans before being finely ground to unlock their unique flavour. Made from lightly roasted 100 per cent Arabica beans grown in the tropical, high altitude Huila region of Colombia, the result is a smooth blend with pleasant citrus notes.

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Jul 26, 2019
  • Organic growth of 3.6%, with continued strong real internal growth (RIG) of 2.6% and pricing of 1.0%. Increased growth was led by the United States and Brazil.
  • Total reported sales increased by 3.5% to CHF 45.5 billion (6M-2018: CHF 43.9 billion). Net acquisitions had a positive impact of 1.1% and foreign exchange reduced sales by 1.2%.
  • The underlying trading operating profit (UTOP) margin reached 17.1%, up 100 basis points. The trading operating profit (TOP) margin increased by 90 basis points to 15.5%.
  • Underlying earnings per share increased by 15.7% in constant currency and by 14.6% on a reported basis to CHF 2.13. Earnings per share decreased by 12.3% to CHF 1.68 on a reported basis, as the prior year benefited from the disposal of the U.S. confectionery business.
  • Free cash flow increased by 40.4% to CHF 4.1 billion.
  • Portfolio management fully on track.
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May 14, 2019

 

As Australian businesses look to how they respond to new modern slavery legislation in Australia and NSW, Nestlé has announced that human rights training developed for its staff is now available publicly.

The move aims to help businesses looking to understand the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and help them to move towards understanding how they apply in their own businesses.

Nestlé Head of Corporate and External Relations Margaret Stuart said that others were free to use or adapt the training as they see fit.

“We hope it inspires and helps others, particularly smaller companies which might be struggling to figure out what human rights means for them, and how they might respond to the new modern slavery legislation,” Ms Stuart said.

The training draws on work Nestle has carried out in this area with its long-term partner the Danish Institute for Human Rights, and on the knowledge Nestle has acquired in the process.

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May 13, 2019

 

Our farmers in the Riverina and Indigo Shire regions of southeast Australia have been doing it tough lately due to one of the worst droughts in Australia’s history. In the last year, we’ve seen the farms around our factory affected firstly by drought, and then frost, destroying our farmers’ crops and affecting our whole community.

This has led to reduced availability of the Australian grown ingredients we use like oats, wheat and milk to make cheese, so the prices we have to pay to buy them have increased dramatically – not just in our local area of Wahgunyah, but across Australia. For this reason, we can no longer maintain the wholesale prices of some of our products.

We’ve been standing by Aussie farmers and their families since 1893, and in support of them and to reflect the increasing prices for their crops, for the first time in over 10 years we’ll be increasing our wholesale prices on selected Uncle Tobys muesli bars and Uncle Tobys Le Snak products.

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Apr 29, 2019

Nestlé today announced that 77% of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free. This is a key milestone in the company’s efforts to achieve its zero-deforestation commitment.

In 2010, Nestlé made a no deforestation commitment to ensure that none of its products globally would be associated with deforestation by 2020. Over the years, the company has worked with partners like Airbus and Earthworm Foundation, and its suppliers to identify areas at risk of deforestation. The company is using a combination of tools, including certification, supply chain mapping, on-the-ground verification and satellite imagery from the Starling system to achieve this goal.

Starling is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Airbus, Earthworm Foundation and Nestlé. Nestlé is now using the system to monitor its entire palm oil supply chain. Pilots in pulp and paper are also now underway and the company plans to extend it to soya later in 2019. Starling’s cutting-edge technology helps Nestlé understand better where deforestation occurs, what drives it and who is involved. The company uses this information to verify compliance, challenge its suppliers and prioritize transformative actions.

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Apr 09, 2019

Nestlé Australia is set to launch a new version of Milo without cane sugar in response to the changing nutritional needs of families.

This week, the factory where Milo was first created 85 years ago scaled up production of the new addition to the range, Milo 30% Less Added Sugar*, after more than two years in development.Nestlé General Manager Andrew McIver said the new product still has the delicious Milo choc malt taste and crunch.

“Milo was originally designed as a nutritious drink for undernourished children during the Depression, delivering added vitamins and minerals in a format children enjoyed."

“With parents increasingly concerned about added sugar in their children’s diets, we’ve created an option that is true to the Milo heritage and encourages people to drink milk, but delivers less added sugar.”

Mr McIver said that like original Milo, new Milo 30% Less Added Sugar contains lactose, which is a naturally occurring sugar in the milk powder, and added sugar in the malt barley – but the cane sugar is gone.

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Mar 26, 2019

We are increasing the price of a number of our Nestlé and Uncle Tobys cereals. As we appreciate that no one likes a price rise, we’d like to explain why we’ve done this.

Our factory is in the small Victorian farming community of Wahgunyah, on the border of Victoria and NSW. We support farmers in a number of ways - among the most important are through the National Oat Breeding Program, and by prioritising buying oats from farms near our factory.

In the last year, we’ve seen neighbouring farms affected by first drought, and then frosts, which has had an impact not just on those farmers, but the whole community. It’s also made it harder for us to source the oats and grains we need, particularly oats that meet the higher specifications of the superior Uncle Tobys oat, and we’ve had to look further afield to find enough. Right around Australia, the cost of grains has risen significantly.

It’s not just the price of grains that has affected us. Since mid 2018, as well an average increase of 37% in the price we pay for oats and other grains, we’ve also seen increases in the prices of fruits and nuts (10%), and since 2015, increases in the cost of electricity (28%) and gas (21%).

At the same time, we’ve aggressively reviewed every aspect of our operations so that we can absorb as much of the impact of the costs as possible, and don’t have to pass all the increase on. On average, our prices are rising by an average of 6.3% - although it varies between products – which is considerably less than the increase in the cost of producing them.

With our roots in Australian farming for the last 125 years, there are two things we don’t want to compromise: the superior quality of Uncle Tobys oats, and our commitment to buying from Australian farmers.

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Mar 17, 2019

The Nestlé Don’t Waste Your Waste study, developed in partnership with Planet Ark, has been released today and paints a concerning picture of our nation’s overly optimistic opinion of our recycling habits.

Released on Global Recycling Day, the study highlights the need for further investment in education on recycling to help Australians minimise what we send to landfill and reduce recycling contamination. On the positive side the study revealed that an overwhelming majority of Australians (96%) are eager to recycle while four out of five also want to reduce their waste more generally. Additionally, 75 per cent are worried about the impact waste has on the planet and the legacy they leave the next generation. However, 94 per cent of people still put one or more non-recyclable items in their recycling bin, highlighting the confusion preventing us from being better recyclers.

Nestlé Recycling Infographic
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Mar 11, 2019

Nestlé has created its first ever KitKat range for employees only to mark International Women’s Day and the launch of its new Gender Balance Acceleration Plan.

The delicious KitKats, featuring the rosy hue and berry flavour of ruby cocoa, have been specially designed by KitKat Chocolatory Chocolatier Connie Yuen for exclusive distribution to all 4000 Nestlé employees in Australia and New Zealand.

Nestlé Oceania CEO Sandra Martinez, who guided the creative development of the packaging, said the pack includes a message to inspire all employees to make their mark.

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Mar 06, 2019

Nestlé today laid out an action plan (pdf, 800Kb) to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. This plan is part of the company’s commitment to support the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, a new public-private partnership bringing together the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and the cocoa and chocolate industry. Nestlé today also disclosed its cocoa suppliers to increase transparency.

Nestlé is fully committed to achieving deforestation-free commodities by 2020. The company is strengthening transparency and traceability in its supply chain and is already using a combination of tools, including certification, supply chain mapping and satellite imagery. The Nestlé Cocoa & Forests Action Plan, alongside the disclosure of Nestlé’s cocoa suppliers in Ghana (pdf, 500Kb) and Côte d'Ivoire (pdf, 500Kb), will accelerate the company’s journey to stop deforestation.

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Mar 06, 2019

Nestlé today laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally. This underscores Nestlé’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for everyone at the company.

Nestlé has made progress in recent years increasing the number of women in managerial positions. Today, 43% of these roles are held by women. With its Gender Balance Acceleration Plan, Nestlé will now put further emphasis on increasing the proportion of women in the group’s top 200 senior executive positions from around 20% currently to 30% by 2022. This is another step in Nestlé’s journey towards gender parity.

Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, said: “It is simply the right thing to do. We believe that a more diverse workforce with more women at the top will reinforce our inclusive culture and make Nestlé an even better company. We are setting measurable goals to hold ourselves accountable. We know that improving gender balance will lead to better decisions, stronger innovation and higher employee satisfaction.”

Nestlé has embedded gender balance in all its Human Resources practices. The company was recently included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Nestlé is now building on this momentum and setting new goals to drive further action.

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Jan 25, 2019

 

We are excited to announce the semi-finalists for Nestlé’s 2018 Creating Shared Value Prize.
From over 1000 entries, 56 applicants have now been shortlisted. Working in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, they each seek to address a growing need for good nutrition, safe water and economic opportunities.

The prize – established eight years ago – supports social entrepreneurs tackling the world’s biggest issues in nutrition, water and rural development. Winners receive crucial funding to scale up their initiatives and make a lasting impact on people’s lives.

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Jan 22, 2019

The votes are in and it’s official – cheeky Allen’s Cola Frogs have hopped ahead of Unicorns in the 2019 Allen’s Loll-ection to secure a coveted place on Woolworths’ shelves nationwide this February.

Record numbers of Aussies flocked to have their say in the sweetest election of the year, with Cola Frogs winning a stunning 65 per cent of the vote.

Leaping into their own solo bag, the newest addition to the Allen’s range will delight fans by bringing the best of two sweet worlds together, combining the iconic Frog shape that locals have adored since 1982 with the delicious cola flavour.

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Jan 15, 2019
plastics

With plastic waste continuing to accumulate in landfills and in our oceans, endangering wildlife, tackling plastic pollution has never been so pressing. It is an urgent priority for us and a responsibility we take seriously.

We are accelerating our actions when it comes to tackling the plastic waste problem and are committed to making a significant difference everywhere we operate.

We are making progress but there is much more to come. We want to be a leader in this space.

Our vision and commitment

Our vision is that none of our packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. Our vision is not just some lofty ideal - we are working hard to deliver on it and help to achieve a waste-free future.

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Jan 13, 2019
Allen’s calls on Aussies to hit the ballot boxes as Cola Frogs and Unicorns face off in national vote

Lolly lovers across the nation are being asked to cast their vote in the sweetest and most important election of the year – the 2019 Allen’s Loll-ection. 

The Australia-wide vote will see two delicious candidates go head-to-head at the polls to decide which will secure a place on shelves this year.

Allen’s Cola Frogs are calling on all Aussies to hop into the future and support a cheeky, effervescent leadership. Their campaign offers a new twist on the iconic frog shape that locals have adored since 1982.  Allen’s Unicorns are encouraging people to dream big and support a colourful wave of change, delivering a magical unicorn lolly mix, bursting with fresh and fruity flavours.
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Jan 11, 2019

Batch code 8226080623, Use by date 14.02.2020

Batch code 8227080621, Use by date 15.02.2020

Nestlé is conducting a precautionary withdrawal of two batches of NAN Comfort 1 infant formula. This is because in a small number of cases, plastic pieces have become detached from the plastic lid during opening.

We understand that parents may be concerned, and can assure parents that the product presents absolutely no health or safety risk to infants.

The safety and quality of our infant formula products, and the health of the children who benefit from them, is Nestlé’s first priority. We investigate any concern regarding the quality of our products with the utmost seriousness and concern for the welfare of our consumers.

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Dec 05, 2018

Nestlé today announced the creation of the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences, dedicated to the discovery and development of functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions. This is a step further to achieve the Company’s commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said, "We want to be a leader in developing the most sustainable packaging solutions for our food and beverage products. To achieve this, we are enhancing our research capabilities to develop new packaging materials and solutions. Through this, we hope to address the growing packaging waste problem, in particular plastics. We aim to minimize our impact on the natural environment while safely delivering to our consumers healthier and tastier products."

The Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences, which is part of Nestlé’s global research organization, will be located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It will employ around 50 people and include a state-of-the-art laboratory complex as well as facilities for rapid prototyping.

In close collaboration with the Company’s global R&D network, academic partners, suppliers and start-ups, the institute will evaluate the safety and functionality of various sustainable packaging materials. Research focus areas will include recyclable, biodegradable or compostable polymers, functional paper, as well as new packaging concepts and technologies to increase the recyclability of plastic packaging. The new solutions will be tested in various product categories, before they are rolled out across Nestlé’s global portfolio.

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Nov 19, 2018

Nespresso has today signed a partnership with Rio Tinto to use 100% Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)-certified aluminium for its coffee capsules. Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium.

The ASI certification is the first of its kind for any industrial metal. It sets out standards to promote the protection of biodiversity, respect for native peoples’ rights, water management and low-carbon emissions during the production of aluminium.

The ASI's Chain of Custody Standard creates a traceability mechanism to ensure that the aluminium has been manufactured by ASI-certified producers throughout the process.

The use of ASI-certified aluminium is an important milestone towards reducing the impact that the world’s second most used base metal has on the planet.

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Nov 01, 2018

KitKat Chocolatory launches iconic Japanese ingredients including Butter, Sake and Matcha!

From 7 November, Australian chocolate lovers can enjoy the most sought-after KitKat flavours, imported directly from Japan.

Available exclusively at KitKat Chocolatory in Melbourne, the new ‘Created in Japan’ collection consists of five hugely hyped Japanese flavours. The real standout flavour, KitKat Chocolatory Butter, originates from Hokkaido, one of the few Japanese regions that boasts roaming pastures and is famous for its dairy products.

Also forming part of the range is refreshing Sake, mellow and creamy Hokkaido Melon & Mascarpone, sweet yet sour Strawberry & Maple and the delicious Uji Matcha – all featuring iconic KitKat crisp batch baked wafers.  

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Oct 28, 2018

Nestlé today joined forces with other businesses and governments in signing The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment ('Global Commitment') at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

The Global Commitment is an initiative of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment. It aims to rethink the future of plastics by applying the principles of circular economy, in which plastics never become waste. The Global Commitment represents a powerful framework to work collectively on solutions that address the root causes of plastics waste and pollution.

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Oct 21, 2018

In celebration of International Chefs Day, children at the St Catherine of Siena school in Sydney swapped the classroom for the kitchen in the name of healthy eating through the Nestlé Healthy Active Kids program and the Australian Culinary Federation (ACF). 

More than 80 children from the school got creative with healthy food and had the opportunity to prepare recipes alongside professional chefs, Julio Azzarello and his team from the ACF, with the help of Nestlé Nutritionist Karen Kingham and special guest, Australian Institute of Sport Diver, Declan Stacey, a World and Commonwealth medallist, who recently competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Students had the chance to cook healthy dishes including Berry Banana Boosting Smoothies and Fantastic Broccoli Noodle Cups. Karen Kingham was on hand to teach the children about healthy eating while Declan Stacey spoke to the kids about his journey to top-performing athlete, and the important role nutrition and exercise plays in helping him reach and stay on top of his goals. Declan Stacey also ran through a series of exercises for the kids to participate in.

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Oct 17, 2018

 

 

On Thursday 18 October 2018 we announced our nine-month sales.

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  • Organic growth of 2.8%, with 2.3% real internal growth (RIG) and pricing of 0.5%, in line with our expectations.
  • Total reported sales increased by 2.0% to CHF 66.4 billion (9M-2017: CHF 65.1 billion). Net acquisitions had a positive impact of 0.1% and foreign exchange reduced sales by 0.9%.
  • Further progress was made in positioning the portfolio towards attractive high-growth categories. Nestlé acquired the global perpetual license of Starbucks consumer packaged goods and foodservice products. The company also reached an agreement for the sale of Gerber Life Insurance Co. and has started to explore strategic options for Nestlé Skin Health.
  • Full-year guidance for 2018 confirmed, with organic sales growth expected to be around 3%; underlying trading operating profit margin improvement in line with our 2020 target. Restructuring costs 1 are expected to be around CHF 700 million. Underlying earnings per share in constant currency and capital efficiency are expected to increase.
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Oct 14, 2018

Schools around Australia are being invited to join Nestlé’s upcoming International Chefs Day activities on Monday 22 October, in the name of healthy eating.

The day will see schools from across Australia teaching children about the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity through Nestlé’s Healthy Active Kids program, in partnership with Nestlé Professional and leading chefs from the Australian Culinary Federation.

Nestlé Wellness Program & Sponsorship Manager Rashna Shroff, said “We’re really excited to be teaming up with schools across Australia to help teach kids about the importance of healthy eating. We want to ensure the next generation lives a healthy, happy and active lifestyle which is brought to life through our Healthy Active Kids program.

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Sep 19, 2018

Nestlé has announced today a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities.

The global initiative brings together all of the efforts to support young people around the world that Nestlé undertakes on its own and with others, including the Alliance for YOUth. 
In addition to employability, the initiative now also focuses on the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs across Nestlé’s value chain. It also seeks to encourage innovation, including through a challenge on the [email protected]é open innovation platform.

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Sep 13, 2018

Nestlé today announced its accelerated plan towards reaching the company’s 2020 No Deforestation commitment by becoming the first global food company to implement Starling, a satellite-based service, to monitor 100% of its global palm oil supply chains. Starling was developed by Airbus and The Forest Trust (TFT) as a global verification system evidencing that no deforestation is taking place throughout the supply chain.

Deforestation is a serious and complex issue and addressing it requires the entire industry working together towards greater transparency, inclusiveness, direct supply chain engagement and capacity building throughout the supply chain. 

“Nestlé has always been committed to source the raw materials we need to make our products in a responsible manner. In 2010, we made a No Deforestation commitment stating that all our products globally will not be associated with deforestation by 2020,” said Magdi Batato, Executive Vice President, Head of Operations, Nestlé S.A.

By 2017, 63% of Nestlé global supply chain was deforestation-free.

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Aug 27, 2018

Today, the UNCLE TOBYS Oats Team opens the world’s first UNCLE TOBYS Oats Energy Exchange Café. Launched by energetic wellness expert, Tim Robards, the café will allow customers to exchange the steps accumulated doing daily activities for a unique menu of dishes.

Aussies collectively take an average of 115 trillion steps per day doing everyday activities , all of which require a source of energy to stay properly fuelled. Whether it be taking the stairs rather than the elevator, opting to walk over driving the car or getting stuck into household chores, these activities require just as much fuel and energy as high intensity pursuits. Examples of this include:

• 60 minutes of cooking = 3,660 steps
• 30 minutes of washing the car = 2,620 steps
• 45 minutes of cleaning = 4,095 steps
• 30 minutes of yoga = 2,280 steps
• 45 minutes of windsurfing = 4,095 steps

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Aug 22, 2018
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Aug 21, 2018

Introducing KITKAT GOLD and Australia’s first ever Edible KITKAT GOLD chocolate Wall! 

KITKAT is set to spark a new kind of gold rush across the country with the launch of KITKAT GOLD – a world-first, limited edition creation.

The precious addition to the chocolate aisle features crisp wafer fingers covered in a creamy golden white choc for a deliciously caramelised break. 

To celebrate the arrival of the unique flavour sensation, KITKAT will host a mouth-watering edible installation, featuring a wall covered in KITKAT GOLD alongside a dedicated “break zone” for chocolate lovers.

Popping up in Sydney on 30 August and Melbourne on 3 September, 8,000 golden KITKAT bars will be available in each location. Visitors will be able to pick their very own KITKAT GOLD straight from the wall, and potentially find the ultimate Gold Ticket, with two amazing breaks worth up to $5,000 up for grabs.

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Aug 21, 2018

Nutrition shown to help bring back the spark in dogs aged 7+

New scientific evidence^ has shown that just like humans, cognitive decline can occur in aging dogs. Released today, The Bright Mind New Tricks Report reveals that while 85 per cent of Australian dog owners recognise physical and brain health as equally important, one in three aren’t sure where to start when it comes to looking after their dog’s brain health.

In fact, the research from Purina uncovers that most dog owners don’t know their dogs are considered senior from their 7th birthday and a third (32 per cent) think their dog isn’t senior until it reaches double digits.

Just like Australia’s human population is aging, so are Australia’s dogs; more than one million households own a senior dog*. While breed and size can have an effect, it’s generally accepted that a seven to 10 year-old dog is equivalent to a 50 to 70 year-old person; maturing into, and entering ‘senior’ years by human standards.

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Aug 21, 2018

Nestlé announced today that it is considering alternative options for its Lean Cuisine brand in Australia, including selecting a new partner to manufacture and market Lean Cuisine.

The announcement followed a decision by Simplot Australia not to renew its licence agreement to manufacture and market Lean Cuisine in Australia from end November 2019.

Simplot has manufactured and marketed Lean Cuisine under licence since 2009. The decision is part of a broader review which will see Simplot Australia exit the frozen meals category to concentrate on its core capabilities in potatoes, vegetable, seafood, pasta and sauces.

Lean Cuisine is a range of delicious frozen prepared meals using quality ingredients and specifically developed by chefs and nutritionists. The range is low in fat and free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Lean Cuisine meals are simply cooked and frozen, to maintain nutrition and great taste.

Nestlé and Simplot have committed to work closely together to ensure consumers and customers experience a smooth and seamless transition to continue Lean Cuisine's successful journey to provide solutions for healthy living.

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Aug 20, 2018

Nestlé Australia today announced its commitment to introduce the Australasian Recycling Label across all of its locally made products by 2020 to help consumers recycle their packaging correctly. 

Nestlé has started to implement the new label, which will first come on to Allen’s lollies from today, beginning with Strawberries & Cream and Snakes Alive. Allen’s will also feature the REDcycle logo alongside the Australasian Recycling Label to educate consumers that its soft plastic packaging can be recycled via the in-store collection scheme.

 

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Aug 19, 2018

This August, Australia’s most loved lolly brand Allen’s is set to send Aussies into a frenzy with the launch of a limited-edition chocolate block, Allen’s inspired by Freckles – available exclusively at Coles.

The delicious new creation is a playful twist on one of the nation’s favourites, Allen’s Freckles, and promises to be a hit with both chocolate lovers and Freckles fans alike. The special-edition sweet treat contains colourful rainbow 100s and 1000s encased in luscious, creamy milk chocolate, delivering the ultimate crispy bite.

Introduced in the early 60s, the iconic buttons have been a crowd pleaser for decades, and this will be the first time Australian families and friends can indulge in a freckle-tastic new product, that is perfect for sharing - creating 100s and 1000s of more moments to smile.

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Jul 25, 2018

On Thursday 26 July 2018 we announce our 2018 half-year results.

 

Details of the day:

Press release
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Jun 27, 2018

[email protected]é, Nestlé’s open innovation platform, is celebrating two years of innovative solutions to business challenges.

Over the last two years the platform has launched 12 projects, with over 400 applications from start-ups. [email protected]é is connecting on a global scale as it continues to tackle meaningful and challenging projects across sustainability, nutrition, health and wellness.

For example, the 'Nespresso Sustainability Challenge' created an online platform so consumers can experience and participate in Nespresso’s global sustainability efforts and their positive impact on social and environmental sustainability.

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May 23, 2018

 

New research reveals health and wellness trends are not only impacting consumer attitudes towards their own health, but also driving interest in ‘pet-trition’ awareness. Australians now place so much attention on their pet’s diet that one in five (20%) surveyed said they invest more time in their dog’s nutritional needs than their own.


Commissioned by Purina Beyond, the study shows Australians’ increasing awareness of their own diet and nutrition is influencing their pet food choices. 

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May 15, 2018

New time-saving recipe range unveils fresh and tasty meal ideas to simplify home-cooking.

Australia is known for its quality homegrown produce, but evolving work and social lifestyles means cooking is taking a backseat as more than half of Aussies struggle to plan and cook meals  .

To make weeknight cooking achievable and put seasonal, homemade food back on the menu, the culinary experts at Maggi have created Maggi Marketplace, a delicious new gourmet recipe range designed to help busy foodies save time and fit healthy home-cooking into daily life.

Made with real ingredients and quality herbs and spices, the Maggi Marketplace range offers contemporary, chef-style recipe bases and sauces, enabling people to experience homemade food more often. The range consists of three core product ranges:

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May 14, 2018

 

 

Nestlé today announced the global Nestlé for Healthier Kids initiative with the goal of helping 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030.

The initiative includes the further development of healthier products and guidance for families on nutrition and exercise, with Nestlé accelerating the transformation of its food and beverage products worldwide. In 2017 alone, the company launched more than 1,000 new products globally to meet the nutritional needs of children.

Nestlé Australia CEO Sandra Martinez said: “Childhood is a time where life-long habits are formed. We want to help parents make healthier choices for their children. We will achieve this by building and sharing greater nutrition knowledge, supporting physical activity programs, and offering tastier and healthier choices.

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May 13, 2018

 

Allen’s Uncovers the Country’s Most Weird and Wonderful Lolly Habits

• Snakes spark national controversy – stretchers, nibblers and biters dispute the best ways to enjoy
• Jelly Babies devoured – one in four Australians decapitate!
• Unusual rituals unwrapped – Frogs dipped in tea, Strawberries & Cream melted, Jelly Baby heads swapped and Snakes chilled in the freezer
• How do you eat yours? Allen’s in encouraging lolly lovers to join the debate online

Australia is a nation divided into sweet tribes of stretchers, biters, splitters and nibblers according to the first ever Allen’s Lolly Lovers Index*, which has delved into the most loved, weird and wacky ways locals enjoy their favourite lollies.

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May 02, 2018

 

 

KitKat Chocolatory is giving Australian chocolate lovers their first ever taste of Ruby - the world's only new chocolate variety to be revealed in 80 years.

Available exclusively at KitKat Chocolatory, Ruby is the fourth type of natural chocolate, after milk, dark and white, and features a beautiful all-natural pink hue, unique berry flavour and luscious, smooth texture. The sweet sensation will be showcased in Australia in two enticing limited release creations - KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Ruby and handcrafted KitKat Chocolatory Black Label Ruby.

Revealed by Barry Callebaut, one of the world’s largest cocoa producers, Ruby's stunning colour is a result of an innovative production process which unlocks the distinctive flavour and colour tone naturally present in the beans.

 

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Apr 10, 2018

 

Nestlé today announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimise the impact of packaging on the environment. 

Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said, “Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, re-use and recycle. Our ambition is to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.”

In Australia and New Zealand, Nestlé has started implementing new labelling to help consumers recycle their packaging correctly, with new labels coming onto Allen’s lollies this year. 

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Apr 04, 2018
 

Allen’s is set to give lolly lovers a sweet surprise today, teaming up with Peters in its first-ever lolly collaboration to launch an all new range of ice-cream flavoured jellies, inspired by fruity Frosty Fruits and the classic, creamy Drumstick.

Allen’s Frosty Fruits lollies promise a burst of summer with flavours including juicy Tropical, tasty Watermelon & Pineapple, and tangy Orange & Pink Grapefruit. The delectable Drumstick range features popular classics, like smooth Vanilla, Super Choc and luscious Boysenberry.

Nestlé General Manager – Confectionery, Martin Brown, said Allen’s is thrilled to launch the playful lolly partnership, bringing the best of two delicious worlds together for fans across the nation.

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Mar 26, 2018

 

The new chocolate bar, Milkybar Wowsomes, to be launched in the UK and Ireland, uses the new technology to achieve a sugar reduction of 30% versus comparable bars.

The sugar reduction, which was first announced in November 2016, is achieved using only natural ingredients and with no additional sweeteners. The bar has milk as the number one ingredient, contains crispy oats, and is a good source of fibre.

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Mar 06, 2018

 

Australia may have the reputation as a nation of swimmers, but statistics show that the number of Australians swimming regularly fell 30% in the past decade. In addition, nearly 5% of adults can’t swim at all.

Today’s launch of SWIMS 4 ALL, supported by Olympic swimmers, Cate and Bronte Campbell, marks the roll out of an expanded national program to address such statistics.
 
Developed by the Uncle Tobys team in partnership with the Royal Life Saving Society Australia, SWIMS 4 ALL, is supporting a variety of swimming programs for Australians of all ages. It’s designed to promote access and inclusion to get more Aussies active, having fun and growing their confidence in the water.

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Mar 01, 2018

 

Under the Australian and New Zealand government Health Star Rating system, Milo carries a Health Star Rating (HSR) of 4.5. This has been calculated correctly under the relevant regulations.

Nestlé has chosen to remove the HSR from packs of Milo powder in Australia and New Zealand pending the outcome of the government review of the HSR system.

The move affects only Milo powder, while other Milo branded products including Milo ready-to drink UHT will retain the HSR.

The company remains committed to the HSR system, with the HSR currently appearing on more than 300 Nestlé packs in Australia and 180 in New Zealand.

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Jan 17, 2018

 

Research shows that the majority of boys and girls aged 14-18 aren’t getting enough calcium , but parents may also be surprised to learn that vitamin D plays an important role in how effective calcium is. Long committed to providing wholesome energy, Milo Cereal has now added vitamin D to its cereal range so kids can get more out of their breakfast with every mouthful!
 
Vitamin D is essential for kid’s normal growth and development. It helps calcium to be absorbed, helping to build strong bones in growing kids. A single 30g serve of Milo Cereal now provides 25% of the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) of vitamin D.

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Jan 14, 2018

 

A line-up of three new Fruit & Cream flavours are auditioning to become the Allen’s Fruit & Cream of the Crop, and it’s up to lolly lovers across the country to have their say and pick the winner.

There is a flavour to tempt all Allen’s lovers to vote for their favourite Fruit & Cream – from classic sweet, yet tart green Apple & Cream, to the luscious and velvety Blackberry & Cream, to latest-trend, zesty Yuzu & Cream, a Japanese fruit that offers an aromatic citrus taste.

Allen’s is calling on fans nationwide to cast their vote at allenslollies.com.au/vote and decide which delicious flavour will be launched alongside much-loved Strawberries & Cream and Peaches & Cream, in an all new Fruits & Cream Mix. Fans have one week to select the lolly that will take centre stage.

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Jan 10, 2018

 

Nestlé Australia Ltd announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Adelaide-based family business Robern Menz (Mfg) Pty Ltd to sell the iconic Violet Crumble brand for an undisclosed sum. Under the sale, Robern Menz will acquire the iconic Violet Crumble brand and its associated intellectual property, plant and equipment.

Nestlé General Manager Confectionery, Martin Brown said: “The sale of the Violet Crumble brand to Robern Menz recognises that they are well positioned to combine their existing honeycomb manufacturing with that of Violet Crumble and continue to invest behind this well-loved brand.

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Dec 18, 2017

 

The calls of thousands of Milo fans have been answered, with the announcement from one of Australia’s most-loved brands that the ‘Big Milo Tin’ is on its way.

In mere days, more than 80,000 Australians threw their support behind a call for of a ‘Big Milo Tin’ to celebrate the childhood favourite, with fans flooding social media in support of the idea:
• “Totally should! One of the great Aussie things, besides footy”
• “I think this should be the new Aussie icon. Put it on the $100 bill as well!”
• “Where do I sign? And how much is my kidney worth…? Need to fund this project!”
• “Absolutely!!! Grew up with Milo and now my boys are doing the same! Childhood wouldn’t have been the same without it!

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Nov 23, 2017

 

Chocolate lovers’ Christmas wishes are about to become true with the launch of KitKat Chocolatory’s world-first collection of decadent, reimagined festive flavours.

The KitKat Chocolatory Special Edition Christmas Collection will feature a delicious new take on five festive favourites including Visions of Sugar Plums, a new twist on Christmas pudding, Ginger & Spice & All Things Nice, a gourmet ginger bread surprise, and Walking Through a Winter Wonderland, inspired by a rich black forest gateau.

Alongside the Special Edition Christmas Collection, KitKat Chocolatory has developed an exclusive range of themed Black Label flavours including Green Mango Pavlova and Candy Cane – both handcrafted in the Melbourne boutique.

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Nov 12, 2017

 

World Diabetes Day falls on 14 November each year. Studies have shown that obesity is a serious global health challenge and it increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

The United Nations believes the food industry has a vital role to play in helping enable healthier lives. At Nestlé we believe this too. Our purpose is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

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Nov 07, 2017

 

Lolly lovers are in for an extra special treat as the Allen’s pop-up store that prompted a frenzy last year returns, sweeter than ever.

Allen’s Lollysmiths will offer the ultimate shopping experience, allowing guests to pick ‘n’ mix their favourite lollies including Spearmint Leaves and Green Frogs, and create personalised, custom lolly jars. Beloved childhood classics will be available, along with never-before seen limited edition sweets.

Thousands of lolly fans from across the nation flocked to the Sydney Allen’s pop-up last year – some travelling hours to get their hands on their favourite sweets – with some products selling out in just three days.

This year, Allen’s Lollysmiths will pop up in three locations – Westfield Sydney from
8 November, Melbourne Central from 15 November, and online at allenslollies.com.au.

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Oct 31, 2017

 

 

New research reveals nearly two-thirds of cat owners (63%)  are concerned about the health of their cat. To help combat this, Purina One has partnered with Animal Welfare League Australia to announce the launch of Novempurr – an initiative that raises awareness of cat health and wellbeing.

This Novempurr, Purina One and Animal Welfare League Australia are calling on cat owners to check-in on their cat’s health and learn the six visible signs of a healthy cat. The initiative is teaching cat owners about the small changes they can make, such as diet, that could make a visible difference in their cat’s health, now and in the future.

Australia’s leading animal behaviourist and Purina One ambassador, Dr Jo Righetti PhD, said: “While there’s a trend for human health-focused months, we believe it’s important to extend this awareness to the eight million cat owners across the country.

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Sep 26, 2017

 

Kitty, Puss, or Moggie – whatever you call your cat, one thing’s for sure is that there’s no way to know what they’re thinking.

Now you can take the guesswork out of mealtime and know you’re giving your cat paw-licking satisfaction, thanks to the launch of an innovative taste tester for cats – the FRISKIES World’s First Cat Review.

Using a mobile phone, simply place a specially-designed taste testing screen over the top, and place some FRISKIES 7 food on it and hit start. Your cat will eat their food, leaving a final ‘lick tally’ via the World’s First Cat Review microsite when their done – letting you know how much they love their food.

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Sep 21, 2017

 

Aussie oat farmers are set to benefit from soaring Chinese demand for Australian made products as iconic brand Uncle Tobys launches into the market.

Nestlé Australia is partnering with one of China’s biggest e-commerce platforms, VIP.com, to offer its customers some of Australia’s best-known brands including Allen’s lollies and Uncle Tobys

The deal opens the door to VIP.com’s customer base of over 300 million. VIP.com has enjoyed 23 per cent growth in 2017 compared with last year, when total turnover was over $US8.2 billion.
The new products available on VIP.com are made in Australia creating a potential boon for Nestlé Australia’s local manufacturing base and suppliers, including farmers. Chinese consumers will be able to buy Uncle Tobys muesli bars, nut bars, Le Snak and Farmers Pick, as well as Allen’s Peaches and Cream and Snakes Alive, plus medicated lozenges such as Soothers and Anticol.  

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Sep 17, 2017

 

Cricket Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, James Sutherland along with Nicola Carey, Lauren
Smithland, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Damien Fleming and MILO Ambassador, Holly
Ferling launched the 2017-18 MILO Junior Cricket season today in Sydney on Cockatoo
Island.

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Sep 10, 2017

A new variety of oat is set to be released to Australian farmers and consumers as a result of UNCLE TOBYS long term collaboration with the National Oat Breeding Program. 

The release of the new variety, Kowari, follows 14 years of development work through the South Australia Research and Development Institute (SARDI) based program.

Kowari produces increased levels of beta glucan which help reduce blood cholesterol re-absorption.

The new variety is also good news for growers, because of its high yielding potential and disease resistance.

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Sep 02, 2017

In a contest to determine the next ALLEN’S lolly,choc-lolly fans have rallied behind ALLEN’S Choc & Cream to take out the national vote to see their favourite remix hit the shelves.  

A soft dollop of chocolate flavoured jelly on top of a creamy vanilla flavoured base, the ALLEN’S Choc & Cream has its own special chocolately flavour that’s different to ALLEN’S Chicos.

“A twist on the classic Strawberries & Cream, the Choc& Cream has stolen the hearts of chocoholic lolly-lovers across the nation.It’s the perfect lolly for those fans who love both lollies and chocolate,” saysNestlé General Manager, Confectionery, Martin Brown.

Fans around the country won’t have to wait long as ALLEN’S Choc & Cream will be available exclusively in Woolworths from late March.

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Aug 21, 2017

 

Allen's iconic Green Frogs make their mighty comeback and bring the whole family!

Lolly lovers across the nation are set to smile as Allen’s Green Frogs triumphantly hop back into stores this month – this time, bringing the whole Frog Family with them.
 
Enthusiastic fans have been calling for the return of the Green Frog since 2014, so Allen’s is reintroducing the beloved classic as part of what is sure to be Australia’s new favourite family – Allen’s Frog Family.
 
Jumping into each flavour-filled bag will be four deliciously chewy frogs – the classic green (lime) and red (raspberry), plus two new colours in yellow (pineapple) and orange (orange).
 
Nestlé Head of Marketing – Confectionery, Anna Stewart, said Allen’s is excited to announce the return of this old favourite as well as a new ‘knot’ of flavours the whole family can enjoy.

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Aug 16, 2017

 

From the home of good food and high fashion, two Melbourne-based pop culture icons have joined forces to call on Aussies to wear their passion for chocolate with pride.

KITKAT CHOCOLATORY has collaborated with Australian designer and iconic acces-sories creator, Georgia Perry, to launch the ‘Georgia Perry for KITKAT CHOCO-LATORY’ range, available exclusively at KITKAT CHOCOLATORY in Melbourne Cen-tral.

 

 

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Aug 13, 2017

 

 With less than one in 10^ children and adolescents meeting the Australian Dietary Guidelines* recommended serves for vegetables per day, the Nestlé Healthy Active Kids program is giving primary schools across the country the chance to win The Kitchen Kart.

Valued at $25,000, the fully-equipped, mobile teaching kitchen, will help teachers to deliver nutrition and cooking education, with the ability to hold classes in a hall, classroom, or even in the garden.

 

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May 16, 2017

 

For parents struggling with the daily lunch box grind, a recent study by Nestlé Healthy Active Kids shows that the trick is to keep it simple and get the kids involved.

The research found that the biggest concern for parents (49 per cent) is ensuring their child eats a nutritious lunch, while a third (32 per cent) are worried their child will go hungry at school.

The Nestlé Healthy Active Kids program, developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sport, provides teachers with curriculum-based resources and online recipes and advice for parents to help children live a healthier life. 

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May 16, 2017

 

Organic coffee lovers can look forward to a delicious cup at home, as Nestlé today announces the launch of NESCAFÉ Gold Organic in Australia - an expertly crafted, premium grade Fairtrade and organic coffee, inspired by baristas.

The exquisite NESCAFÉ Gold range is known for its rich aroma and smooth taste - and the latest addition is no exception. The high quality blend contains Arabica coffee beans, grown and harvested by Fairtrade certified farmer cooperatives in Peru, which are then ground and roasted to produce a soluble coffee filled with exceptional richness and flavour.

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May 15, 2017

 

Dessert devotees of Australia rejoice as KITKAT announces it has collaborated with former MasterChef contestant and dessert royalty, Reynold Poernomo, to craft a limited edition chocolate delight – KITKAT Secret Garden.

Using his expertise for dessert perfection and passion for innovative sweet treats, Rey’s latest masterpiece celebrates three delectable flavour combinations from the new ‘Inspired By KITKAT CHOCOLATORY’ range.

Perfect for those looking for a touch of chocolate luxury, the three new flavours – Mint Cream & Cookie Smash, Caramel Burst & Sea Salt and Espresso Biscuit & Ganache – have been influenced by popular bespoke creations made in the KITKAT CHOCOLATORY in Melbourne, Australia’s first customisable KITKAT boutique.

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May 14, 2017

 

In direct response to consumers seeking less sugar, the team behind UNCLE TOBYS – Australia’s most popular brand of oats – has launched NATURE’S MIX, a No Added Sugar range of oat sachets that are naturally sweetened with dried fruit and healthy nuts.

Research  by the UNCLE TOBYS team showed that when shopping for themselves or their families, consumers prioritise nutritional sugar claims with 78% of Australians looking for no added, low or reduced sugar products. NATURE’S MIX is designed for Australians who want to enjoy the sweetness of nature without the added sugar.

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Mar 20, 2017

 

Why waste water? That’s the question we’re all being asked this World Water Day. Wastewater may not be something we spend much time thinking about, but it should be. Reducing wastewater and reusing it wherever possible can help preserve this vital natural resource.  

There are plenty of tips on how to reduce wastewater at home. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. Put a block in your toilet cistern. Take a shorter shower. Those things certainly help, but World Water Day is about thinking big as well as thinking small. 

 

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Mar 19, 2017

 

Nestlé Australia  today announced it will continue to reduce sodium in a number of Maggi products by up to 15% over the next three years to work towards World Health Organization targets. Nestlé said it would fast track reductions to help people limit sodium intake to no more than 2g per day, the maximum level recommended by WHO. The company has already made significant progress, removing more than 38,312kg of sodium – or 95,781kg of table salt – from Maggi 2 Minute Noodles sold in Australia and New Zealand since 2005.

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Mar 14, 2017

Did you know that humans swallow roughly 900 times per day? We do it without even noticing. Unfortunately, for some Australians, swallowing can be compromised as a result of ageing or particular health conditions (e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy). 

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Mar 06, 2017

 

When women have access to education and healthcare, communities thrive and nations can prosper. If their needs are met and recognised, women can be powerful forces for change in the world.

To help celebrate International Women’s Day, Nestlé Australia announced that it will award a $60,000 scholarship to help indigenous girls pursue tertiary education.  The scholarship, to be spread over three years, will give selected students from the Role Models and Leaders Girls Academy (RMLA) the opportunity to train for a career in the area of nutrition, health and wellness.

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Feb 13, 2017

 

For more than 70 years, KitKat has been asking chocolate lovers to ‘Have A Break’.

But with news that Valentine’s Day is one of the most common times for couples to break up, have we taken it too far?

In honour of sticking with your better half, KitKat has launched the limited edition KitKat Duo, a new chocolate that celebrates togetherness, whether for love or friendship.

The new KitKat Duo combines two delicious flavours in one bar that are just meant to be eaten together for the ultimate chocolate experience.

 

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Feb 06, 2017


Cricketing hero, Allan Border Medallist & MILO Ambassador, David Warner, has proven to be a hit with the kids after hosting a junior clinic for kids at Kensington Oval in Sydney recently.

The hard-hitting opener took to the pitch to help launch the MILO Champ Squad program, aimed at encouraging children aged six to 12 to stay healthy by playing more sport.

The program gives kids the chance to learn new sporting skills from top athletes via the wearable Champions Band, which is an activity tracker that connects to a smartphone app.

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Jan 19, 2017

To celebrate one of Australia’s biggest cultural events, KITKAT CHOCOLATORY has created 500 special edition Lunar New Year gift sets, featuring a modern twist on traditional Asian flavours.

Sculpted around the classic KITKAT wafer, chocolatiers have taken inspiration from the region to create specialty flavours celebrating the Year of the Rooster, including Red Bean and Toasted Coconut, and Citrus Crème Brulee.

Each KITKAT CHOCOLATORY Lunar New Year gift set contains eight individually wrapped single pieces, encased in a bespoke bamboo box.

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Dec 07, 2016
 

MAGGI announced that it has reduced the amount of sodium by up to 55 per cent across its 2 Minute Noodles as part of a journey to improve the nutritional profile of the range. 

MAGGI has been gradually reformulating these recipes, working towards achieving sodium reduction targets for Australia and New Zealand and continuing to look for new ways to adapt products even further, while retaining the signature flavour. 

As part of the journey, MAGGI has also introduced other improvements including the introduction of wholegrain 2 Minute Noodles. Providing a source of fibre, they have been specifically updated for people seeking a combination of balanced and healthy choices, as well as convenience and taste. 

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Nov 22, 2016

Pop-up store celebrates ALLEN'S 125 years


Lolly-lovers are in for a treat with the first-ever ALLEN’S Lolly Bar pop-up store allowing Sydney-siders to pick and mix childhood classics, create bespoke lolly jars, try never-before-seen limited edition lollies and reminisce over the return of some classic favourites.

Launching on Tuesday 29 November, the ALLEN’S Lolly Bar will be open right up to Christmas at Westfield Sydney

“Sydney-siders have asked for something new and the ALLEN’S team has responded with the ultimate corner store experience,” says Martin Brown, Nestlé’s Head of Confectionery.  

“Lolly-lovers can personalise their very own labels, build their dream ALLEN’S lolly combo or indulge in amazing one-off limited edition lollies only available at the Sydney Westfield pop-up,” says Mr Brown.    

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Nov 21, 2016

 
Milo, the iconic Australian drink born and bred on the NSW mid north coast over 80 years ago, has signed a partnership with FC Barcelona - one of the world’s most famous football clubs.

FC Barcelona, home to some of the most successful soccer players in the sport’s history, signed a four year deal with Milo this week to help promote healthier lifestyles and highlight the importance of physical activity to young people across Oceania, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The global partnership will make Milo the official tonic drink food of FC Barcelona. It’s a long way from Smithtown on the mid north coast where Milo has been made since it was invented by Thomas Mayne in 1934 as tonic food for children during the Great Depression.

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Oct 21, 2016

KITKAT opened its first-ever permanent store in Australia today in the heart of Melbourne where chocolate lovers can create their own personalised KITKAT.

To celebrate the opening of the KITKAT CHOCOLATORY in Melbourne – a city known for its food, art, music and experience – KITKAT has teamed up with renowned Melbourne street artist, Dvate and the Punk Princess of Pastry, Anna Polyviou. The creative duo have collaborated on the exclusive KITKAT Melbourne Street Collection only available in store.

Dvate and Anna bring their edgy and imaginative flair to the design and creation of the KITKAT Melbourne Street Collection which has been inspired by the city’s distinctive street art and includes unique flavours and quality ingredients including stone ground maccha, almond nougat and toasted coconut in a commemorative pack.

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Oct 20, 2016

The Sydney Harbour Bridge served up on a plate, the Melbourne Cricket Ground dressed up as a salad? These are just some of the iconic creations that students may be dishing up when chefs visit their schools today as part of International Chefs Day.

More than 300 children from three schools across Australia will swap the classroom for the kitchen to create art on a plate with the help of leading chefs from the Australian Culinary Federation.

International Chefs Day is a global celebration of culinary arts. This year’s theme, “Art on a Plate”, will encourage kids to be creative with healthy food and give students the opportunity to cook with professional chefs while developing new skills including how to prepare healthy food in a fun and interactive way.

The chefs will be encouraging students to create artworks using healthy food and that feature something special about Australia – from landscapes to animals, flags or even famous people.

Australia is one of the 120 countries participating in the event which is a collaboration between Nestlé Healthy Active Kids and the Nestlé Professional Healthy Future Partnership.

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Sep 27, 2016

Coffee farmer Zhong Dong Dan proudly presents his three month old grand-daughter. Twenty years ago his family started growing coffee here in Pu’er, a part of China more famous for its tea.

His is not an easy life.  The price he can get for his green (unroasted) coffee is subject to the trading that goes on many thousands of miles away at exchanges in New York.

When the price goes up it is tempting to do what he can to increase yields, like clearing away the trees that shade the coffee plants so that more coffee can be planted.

This though can make his coffee bushes weaker and more susceptible to disease, and when the price goes down he digs up older coffee trees and plants tea, a crop that is more labour intensive.

Another problem is the weather.

“In recent years we’ve had more and more frost,” he explains, “and that can damage the coffee.”

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Sep 27, 2016

Our NESCAFÉ team recently donated more than 3000 jars of NESCAFÉ Blend 43 to help those Australians who don’t have enough to eat each day.

The donation was part of Foodbank’s Food Fight campaign during August to help those experiencing food insecurity.

Hunger is a hidden crisis in Australia: one in six people don’t have enough to eat at some point every year. Half of these, or two million Australians seek food relief from a charity or community group, and a third of those seeking food relief are children.

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Sep 25, 2016

At Nestlé, we believe Wellness is about enjoying a better lifestyle by choosing a balanced diet, regular physical activity and a positive attitude. And, spring is the perfect time to choose your next step towards Wellness.

Visit the Nestlé Choose Wellness events at Westfield centres near you for expert advice and fun ways you and your family can create a happier and healthier lifestyle.

What’s on offer at all centres:
  • Speak with accredited nutritionists from the Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Cooking demonstrations and tastings
  • Pick up a free healthy eating plate for kids and adults
  • Free samples from iconic brands including; MAGGI, MILO, UNCLE TOBYS and more.
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Sep 13, 2016
Martin Brown, Nestlé Oceania’s General Manager of Confectionery travelled to the Ivory Coast earlier this year to get a first-hand look at how Creating Shared Value is improving the lives of cocoa farmers and their families.

What is Creating Shared Value?

At Nestlé we have always believed that in order to prosper, we need the communities we operate in to prosper as well. Creating Shared Value at Nestlé is a win/win, where we contribute to solving a community challenge whilst creating shareholder value. We find these opportunities in the heart of our operations where we make a long term commitment to sustainable solutions. 

How does Creating Shared Value impact your business?

The future sustainability of cocoa farming is a compelling challenge for my business. How do we ensure we have enough supply of sustainable cocoa to cover our production needs now and info the future? We believe in going to the source of a challenge to understand it and find a solution. My first trip to Cote d’Ivoire in 2011 as part of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan gave me a deeper understanding and passion for making a difference by leading in sourcing certified sustainable cocoa. In 2013 we became the only major manufacturer in Australia to use 100% sustainable cocoa in our retail chocolate products. I returned to Cote d’Ivoire earlier this year and have been motivated by the improvements already achieved in income and living conditions of cocoa farmers and their families.

Tell me about the Nestlé Cocoa Plan?

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan was launched in 2009 and since then has been tackling social, economic and environmental issues in cocoa growing communities. It’s a global program that aims to encourage farmers to enter cocoa farming as a livelihood of choice and enable them to run profitable farms, through providing higher yielding cocoa plants, training farmers and rewarding them financially for good quality, sustainably grown cocoa. I’ve seen first-hand the difference it is making in cocoa growing communities.
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Sep 06, 2016
Nestlé Australia highlights support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Nestlé Australia today highlighted its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with CEO Trevor Clayton joining with other Australian business leaders to sign a CEO Statement of Support. 


In signing the Statement of Support, Mr Clayton highlighted the role Nestlé continues to play in supporting goals such as achieving food security, promoting sustainable agriculture and ensuring sustainable management of water.


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Aug 29, 2016


Today, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, the unconventional premium coffee system, announces the launch of its exciting new global campaign ‘Creativity Reinvents The Classics’, featuring GRAMMY award-winning music creator will.i.am. 

The campaign celebrates the power of creativity to deliver outstanding quality through a parallel between music and coffee creativity. 

At the heart of the campaign is an energetic and vibrant film, which features global superstar will.i.am in studio with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, directed by two of the film industry’s leading talents; Diego Contreras and Salomon Ligthelm.

While we discover will.i.am re-interpreting his own unique version of Otis Redding’s iconic hit ‘(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay’ during the film, the ad also reveals how NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto transforms a classic cup of coffee into an amazing and unseen coffee experience. 

As will.i.am says, “There is nothing like being creative to reinvent a classic.”

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Aug 18, 2016
2016 Half-year results
On Thursday 18 August 2016, we announced our half-year results. Read the press release and dial in to the investor call audio webcast on 18 August.
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Aug 18, 2016

 

Nestlé Purina Petcare is uniting people and their pets at work today for Australia’s annual ‘Pets At Work Day’, because, put simply – we’re better together.

Research conducted by Purina has found that when pets are at work, 52 per cent of employees say they smile more, 48 per cent find work to be friendlier and almost a third believe they are more productive*.

Purina General Manager, Nicole Battistessa, said pets can transform a work environment. 

“Pets reduce stress, bring people together, boost employee engagement and even encourage regular breaks and exercise,” Ms Battistessa said.

“I often bring my dog Scooby to work as he’s the best stress reliever and I see firsthand how he brings joy to everyone who comes to my office. I believe people come to see him more than me some days.”

Purina is calling on Australian workplaces to celebrate the terrific contribution our furry workmates make by allowing workers to bring their pets to work, or take the first step to investigate how their workplace can introduce a pet-friendly policy.



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Jun 22, 2016

Imagine if your favourite chocolate bar tasted just as good, but with much less sugar.

This could soon be a reality, thanks to a major breakthrough by Nestlé scientists.

Using only natural ingredients, researchers have found a way to structure sugar differently. So even when much less is used in chocolate, your tongue perceives an almost identical sweetness to before.

The discovery will enable Nestlé to significantly decrease the total sugar in its confectionery products, while maintaining a natural taste.

“This truly groundbreaking research is inspired by nature and has the potential to reduce total sugar by up to 40% in our confectionery,” said Stefan Catsicas, Nestlé Chief Technology Officer.

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Jun 20, 2016


Nestlé Australia today welcomed the announcement that additional funding would be provided to allow the Role Models and Leaders Girls Academy program to extend to additional secondary schools.

CEO Trevor Clayton said Nestlé had seen evidence of exceptional outcomes which were genuinely changing Indigenous girls’ lives as they were supported to complete their education.

“We’re excited to see this incredibly valuable initiative given the resources it needs to extend into new schools and support more girls to complete their schooling,” Mr Clayton said.

“Right around the world, we know that educated girls are a powerful force to change families, and change communities for a healthier future. The Girls Academy program is meeting a real need among our Indigenous girls in practical and sensitive ways.”

Ricky Grace, Girls Academy CEO and Founder said that the government funding would allow the program to expand to a further 1500 Indigenous secondary school girls.

“This important commitment will ensure that we are able to meet the needs of young Indigenous girls in secondary schools and improve school attendance and engagement, secondary school graduation and transition into post school education and training opportunities,” Mr Grace said.

“We are proud to work with Nestlé Australia in our mutual goal to Develop a Girl: Change a Community."

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Jun 20, 2016

Today in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, we are bringing together governments, civil society organisations and businesses to discuss a range of topics affecting Africa.

This year’s theme at the Creating Shared Value Global Forum is ‘Investing in sustainable development in Africa’.

The one day conference is an opportunity to listen to, and exchange ideas with, top experts in the field of nutrition, rural development and sustainable development.

Read more about the CSV Global Forum 2016 and watch it live.

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Jun 09, 2016

Nestlé and R&R have completed the transaction to create Froneri, a new joint venture in ice cream, frozen food and chilled dairy.

As announced in April, Froneri will combine Nestlé and R&R’s ice cream activities in Europe, the Middle East (excluding Israel), Argentina, Australia, Brazil, the Philippines and South Africa.

Froneri will also include Nestlé’s European frozen food business (excluding pizza and retail frozen food in Italy), as well as its chilled dairy business in the Philippines.

Read more on Froneri's website.

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Jun 08, 2016
milosustainablecocoa

Nestlé Australia announced today that the cocoa used in Milo is now sourced and produced sustainably on farms with safe working practices.

 

The decision to use UTZ Certified cocoa is part of the company’s global commitment to help improve the lives of cocoa farmers and their communities.

 

Nestle Australia sources nearly 4,000 tonnes of UTZ Certified cocoa and this will go towards producing more than two million tins of Milo every year, destined for Australia and New Zealand.

 

Nestlé General Manager Beverages, Evan Gongolidis, said Australian consumers could feel confident that the cocoa in Milo has been produced on farms with safe work and environmental conditions.

 

“Increasingly, consumers want to be confident that the ingredients in their food and drink have been sourced responsibly and ethically,” he said.

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May 09, 2016

The average Australian finds time to relax, exercise regularly, be optimistic and satisfied with life, but when you delve into the differences between the average man and woman, it’s a very different story according to results from the Nestlé Choose Wellness Quiz.

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May 08, 2016
Nestlé in top 10 of most attractive employers

 

Nestlé Australia was voted as one of the country’s top 10 employers from a pool of 150 private and public companies – a position the company has maintained for the past three years.

The Randstad Awards, announced in Sydney last week, revealed the winners of Australia’s largest employer opinion survey.

More than 10,000 people rated the companies on 17 key metrics that included categories covering career opportunities to a company’s social values and work-life balance.

For the second consecutive year, Nestlé was chosen as the most attractive FMCG company and was placed 7th overall, with the next closest consumer goods company coming in at number 14.

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Apr 27, 2016
Meet the Milo supermen who inspired our super brand

 

Imagine being so strong that you could lift a young bull up onto your shoulders. Legend has it that Greek athlete Milon of Croton, who won six Olympic events during the 6th century BC, could.

This is the stuff of myth, of course. Aside from obvious animal rights issues, even if you could lift a bull, would you want to? Sounds a bit hairy.

But Milon’s myth captures the spirit of Milo, the brand that delivered on our no bull promise – to help build the energy of kids in Australia suffering from poor diets and malnutrition during The Great Depression.

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Apr 21, 2016
Reducing emissions and cutting waste

 

The signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, committing countries to work to combat global warming, coincides this year with Earth Day.

Nestlé is proud to support both efforts through our Nestlé in Society commitments. We’re working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut waste and increase the use of renewable energy across our business.

So far we’ve reduced our energy consumption per ton of product by 29% over the last 10 years.

Our agronomists have delivered over 90 million free or subsidized coffee and cocoa plants to farmers through our Nescafé Plan and our Nestlé Cocoa Plan, helping reach the UN’s Earth Day goal of planting over 7 billion trees in the next 5 years.

Read more about our Nestlé in Society Commitments (pdf, 4Mb)

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Apr 13, 2016
Nestlé three-month sales 2016

Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO: “As anticipated, the first quarter continued the positive momentum in real internal growth, with softer pricing. We gained market share in the majority of our categories and businesses. The strongest performances were in Europe, in South East Asia and in Africa as well as for Nescafé, Nespresso and petcare. Our US frozen food business is progressing well. The trends seen over the last few quarters show the relevance of our investments and allow us to confirm our outlook for the year.”

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Apr 07, 2016

 

2853 shareholders attended the Nestlé S.A. Annual General Meeting today in Lausanne. They represented 53.39 percent of the capital and 75.17 percent of the shares entitled to vote. The annual review and the accounts were approved and the shareholders agreed to the discharge of the Board of Directors and the Management. The shareholders further approved the proposed dividend of CHF 2.25 per share.

All proposals of the Board of Directors were approved with strong majorities.

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Apr 04, 2016
Aussie parents urge their kids to get more active

The majority of Australian children (78%) are getting less than the recommended daily amount of exercise, with one in four (28%) getting less than half, according to new research released today.

The research, commissioned by MILO, found that 61% of parents expressed concern that their children weren’t getting enough activity. This figure increased dramatically to 93% among parents of children who get less than half the daily-physical activity recommendations.

Australia’s Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children (1), developed by the Department of Health, recommend children between 5 and12 participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Parents fear their children’s lack of activity will result in them becoming unhealthy and lead to health problems later in life (37%). Other worries include their children becoming overweight (14%) and developing low self-esteem (12%).

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Mar 22, 2016
Mövenpick launches largest boutique in Australasia

Australian dessert creative Katherine Sabbath collaborates with Swiss brand to create delicious dessert to celebrate the opening of Sydney CBD boutique.

Swiss ice-cream brand Mövenpick, will change the way Australia thinks about dessert following the launch of Australasia’s largest store on the 21 March. The new Sydney CBD boutique, located on 580 George Street, boasts multiple dining experiences including a casual coffee lounge, chic modern booths, communal banquettes, intimate wooden benches and delicious Mövenpick ice cream.

For the first time Mövenpick has collaborated with an acclaimed dessert creative, Katherine Sabbath, to create an exclusive dessert in celebration of the new boutique launch. The new dessert is set to be a decadent rich chocolate shortbread tartlet filled with a scoop of Mövenpick ice cream, finished with a dark chocolate and raspberry chocolate shard, all drizzled in raspberry coulis.

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Mar 21, 2016

 

‘Good Food, Good Life’ is the promise we make to billions of consumers around the world.

To fulfil that promise we ensure that our products and services are high quality and safe.

We recognise too, our responsibility to ensure that we use water as efficiently as possible.

Globally, withdrawals by industry, by agriculture and by communities are set to exceed supply by 40% by 2030, according to the 2030 Water Resources Group.

As the world’s largest food and beverage company, we can make a significant contribution to helping address this problem, not just in our factories but in our supply 2030 Water Resources Group chains and in our other facilities too.

Each innovation is a step towards a more sustainable future for our business and for the communities in which we operate, part of what we call Creating Shared Value.

We know it’s our job to save water. Here’s ten ways we do it.

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Mar 16, 2016
A condensed history: the Page brothers and Anglo-Swiss

 

“Ours is the original condensed Swiss milk and the best. Every other kind is inferior.”

It was a bold advertising claim, but sound facts lay behind it. An unswerving dedication to product quality drove George and Charles Page, the US brothers and Nestlé forefathers who launched Europe’s first condensed milk in 1867, after founding the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company the year before. 

As progressive employers, the Page brothers adopted a scientific approach to dairy farming that was almost unheard of at the time, and were attentive to the well-being of their staff, suppliers and society. 

When George Page died in 1899, he left behind a thriving global business selling more than 1.6 million cases of condensed milk a year. In 1905 Anglo-Swiss merged with another Swiss dairy pioneer. The rest is Nestlé history…

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Mar 10, 2016

 

Over one million women in Asian and African farming communities have been empowered through their work with Nestlé, according to a new report.

Launched to coincide with International Women’s Day, the annual Nestlé in society Creating Shared Value report (pdf, 4Mb) also sets out the company’s progress during 2015 in the area of gender balance, noting that 34 percent of leadership positions worldwide are held by women.

“We have always believed that in order to prosper we need the communities we serve and in which we operate to prosper as well,” said Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and CEO Paul Bulcke.

“Our 39 commitments go beyond compliance and are based on common sense values we believe in, that form the foundation upon which we build our actions in Creating Shared Value.”

The Nestlé in society report, which is published alongside our 2015 Annual Report, gives insights into the company’s progress in the areas of nutrition, water and environmental and social sustainability.

Read more about Creating Shared Value in action.

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Mar 08, 2016
Delivering sustainable growth: Nestlé’s 2015 Annual Report

 

Nestlé has delivered consistent sustainable performance and growth in a difficult trading environment, according to its 2015 Annual Report, published today.

In their letter to shareholders that introduces the report, Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke said they were confident that Nestlé will continue to deliver on its long-term commitment to organic growth of 5-6 percent.

As Nestlé celebrates a century and a half of business, they describe how the company is developing beyond food and beverages, with the creation of Nestlé Health Science and Nestlé Skin Health.

“It is our size and our scale that allows us to invest heavily in these new areas that have the potential, over the long term, to offer great benefits for society,” said Mr Brabeck-Letmathe and Mr Bulcke.

The Annual Report contains Nestlé’s Annual Review, Nestlé’s Corporate Governance Report and Financial Statements. It is published alongside the summary report Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value.

Explore our Annual Report online.

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Mar 07, 2016
Australians are 'Fad' up with Food Trends
  • 94% of Aussies believe eating the latest fad food has become a status symbol 
  • 9 out of 10 Aussies have an issue with food trends, or think they are overrated 
  • 23% of Aussies feel guilty for making bad food choices 

Uncle Tobys has today released new Galaxy research which reveals Aussies are tired of food trends and fad diets, 94% viewing them as a status symbol, while one in 5 believe they do not offer good value for money. Instead, Aussies long for easier times (and meals) with the respondents believing a simple approach to a healthy diet was better suited for Australian lifestyles (81%), particularly at breakfast. 

 

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Feb 18, 2016
Meeting challenging targets to make food healthier

Nestlé’s product reformulation system is an effective way to reduce sugar, salt and fat and increase other healthy nutrients, according to a new study published by the European Journal of Nutrition (EJON).

 

The Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System (NNPs) divides foods into 32 categories – everything from noodles, pizzas and cereal-based foods, to soups, biscuits, cheeses, dairy desserts and sauces – and provides ‘nutrient targets’ for a serving of each, according to your age.

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Feb 17, 2016
Full-Year 2015: 4.2% organic growth, trading operating profit margin up 10 basis points in constant currencies

Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO: “In 2015 we delivered profitable growth at the higher end of the industry in what is still a challenging environment. This profitable growth was on the back of consistent performances in previous years.”

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Feb 14, 2016
Aussie swimming legends, Cate and Bronte Campbell call on kids to #JoinTheOutsiders

Campbell sisters and UNCLE TOBYS call on kids to ditch the screens and reconnect with the outside world


According to research from The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, almost 60 per cent of Australian adults agree excessive screen time is a big health problem for children.* With this in mind, 2016 Olympian hopefuls, Cate and Bronte Campbell, are laying down a challenge to all Aussie kids to get outdoors.

Off the back of the successful relaunch of its muesli bars (i), now Australia’s largest range of 4 Health Star Rating muesli bars , UNCLE TOBYS has partnered with the Campbell sisters to call on Australian kids to get back to the outside world and ‘Join the Outsiders’

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Feb 09, 2016
Get ready Australia, ALLEN’S Peaches & Cream is going solo
The people have decided! 25,542 Australians cast their vote to determine which ALLEN’S lolly gets its own pack.

It’s decided, ALLEN’S Peaches & Cream will dive into its own pack, following a landslide vote by lolly lovers around Australia!

 

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Feb 09, 2016
Shining a light on our school work, with Didier Drogba

The crowd erupts as the young Ivorian football star scores a goal...

He wheels away in celebration, and shares a high five with two-time African Footballer of the Year, Didier Drogba, former star of the Côte d’Ivoire national team and top club sides including Marseille and Chelsea.

But this isn’t the African Cup of Nations Final, played out in front of thousands of spectators. It’s a ‘kick around’ on a dusty pitch in a small village in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s largest cocoa-producing nation.

And the goal scorer is a small child, playing alongside his countryman and hero. It’s the stuff of dreams.

Visiting this village in Côte d’Ivoire today, Didier Drogba sends out a powerful message on the importance of education, sustainability and sport in the country.

Nestlé is partnering The Didier Drogba Foundation to build a primary school in Côte d’Ivoire, as part of its wider school building programme in the country, to extend access and reduce the risk of child labour.

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Feb 08, 2016
KitKat hits 100% sustainable cocoa goal in world first

 

KitKat has become the first global confectionery brand sourced from 100% certified sustainable cocoa, supplied through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan that aims to improve lives in farming communities and the quality of beans. 

“Nestlé is proud that KitKat is the first global confectionary brand to be sourced from 100% sustainable cocoa,” said Sandra Martinez, Nestlé’s Head of Confectionery.

“At Nestlé, it’s critically important that we are part of a system that takes care of the people and environment that makes our brands possible. Social responsibility is crucial to the farming communities in Côte d’Ivoire, and also to the quality of our products.”

To mark the announcement, socially conscious YouTube personality Louis Cole is fronting four films shot in Côte d’Ivoire that explain the Nestlé Cocoa Plan’s three pillars: better farming, better cocoa and better lives.

One film features world-famous footballer Didier Drogba, and reveals Nestlé’s new partnership with The Didier Drogba Foundation, which supports vulnerable Ivorians in the areas of health and education.

On the Foundation’s behalf, Nestlé will build a state-run school in Drogba’s home region of Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire.

“I am proud of the partnership my foundation has with Nestlé. It will help continue to make a difference to the education and lives of children in Côte d’Ivoire,” Drogba said.

Nestlé supports children’s education under the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, and has now built more than 40 schools in the country to extend access to more than 10,000 children and young people, and help prevent child labour.

Read more about our partnership with Didier Drogba’s Foundation, and how building schools helps stop child labour.

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Feb 02, 2016

It’s no bigger than a single dice. A cube so small you can balance it on your fingertip.

It’s a Maggi bouillon cube: the tiny seasoning product sold in huge volumes across Central and West Africa. In Nigeria alone, more than 80 million are sold every day.

Find out how Nestlé fortified this product to help fight iron deficiency anaemia, the ‘silent’ condition that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and can even cause death in severe cases.



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Jan 25, 2016

Following calls from fans of ALLEN’S lollies, a shortlist of three iconic lollies will go head-to-head in a public vote to determine which will be the breakout star to appear in its own solo pack.

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Jan 19, 2016
Nestle KIT KAT

Nestlé Australia will release limited edition 24k gold covered KIT KAT bars to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Only 88 specially handcrafted eight finger KIT KAT bars will be produced, featuring premium ingredients sourced from around the world.

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Jan 14, 2016

 

Nestlé is ranked first in the 2016 Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) for its marketing of breast milk substitutes and came second in the overall index, improving on its third place in 2013.

ATNI said that breast milk substitute (BMS) manufacturers should adopt a comprehensive BMS Marketing Policy, fully aligned with the WHO Code and subsequent resolutions, and apply it globally. Nestlé is committed to marketing BMS responsibly, and will look closely at the areas where ATNI recommends improvements.

ATNI 2016 ranks the world’s largest 22 food and beverage companies on their nutrition-related commitments and performance across seven categories: governance, products, accessibility, marketing, lifestyles, labelling and engagement.

Nestlé came top in other sub-categories aside from BMS marketing: general nutrition and undernutrition.

The index highlights Nestlé’s “clear corporate nutrition strategy” that covers product reformulation, access to healthy foods and marketing: areas where it has built trust by making clear public commitments.

ATNI was developed as an independent benchmarking tool for use by investors, health advocates and companies, and is collated using information in the public domain and supplied by companies themselves.

Driven by its passion for nutrition, Nestlé will continue to engage with ATNI, and welcomes the report’s specific recommendations on how it can improve its performance, to tackle global nutrition challenges.

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Jan 05, 2016

Nestle 150 Years 

Since 1866, Nestlé has developed science-based products inspired by our passion for nutrition that have enhanced and even saved lives.

‘Good Food, Good Life’: Celebrating 150 years of Nestlé that have shaped our history of innovation and changed the modern world – from ‘farine lactée’ to Nescafé and Cailler.

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Nov 23, 2015

  • Punk Princess of Pastry, Anna Polyviou creates Melbourne-inspired KIT KAT
  • Concept store lets you create your own KIT KAT and choose from a range of limited edition flavours that have never been tried before
Melbourne, Australia. KIT KAT Studio, the concept store that caused a frenzy in Sydney, is coming to Melbourne. Designed to celebrate the iconic brand’s 80th birthday, the Studio gives people the opportunity to create their own custom-made KIT KAT from a range of 17 premium ingredients.

Coming to Melbourne for eight weeks over the Christmas period, KIT KAT fans will not only be able to create their personalised break, they’ll also be treated to an extraordinary limited edition range of Australia’s favourite chocolate . KIT KAT has even designed a range of festive flavours to help chocolate fans get into the Christmas spirit including:
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Nov 22, 2015

Given increasing concerns about labour and human rights abuses in the seafood supply chain and our commitment to eliminate such practices, Nestlé has published an Action Plan (pdf,650Kb)) on seafood sourced from Thailand. It contains a series of actions designed to protect workers from abuses, improve working conditions and tackle unacceptable practices including juvenile and teenage working.  

Commenting on the release of the Action Plan, Executive Vice President of Operations at Nestlé, Magdi Batato said: “Nestlé is committed to eliminating forced labour in our seafood supply chain in Thailand, working alongside other stakeholders to tackle this serious and complex issue.” 

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Nov 17, 2015

Thousands of teenagers are expected to celebrate the end of their school days this weekend at the start of the annual Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast.

Nestlé donated 20 tonnes of Allen’s Red Frogs to Red Frogs Australia this year, an organisation that helps teens stay safe at youth events around Australia such as Schoolies Week.

Red Frogs Australia is a support network for young people aged between 15 and 25 that provide a positive peer presence at these often alcohol fueled events. 

Nestlé has been supporting Red Frogs and its army of volunteers since 1997 in a program which also involves educating high school students on safe partying and empowering them to make positive life choices. This year, Red Frogs Australia has reached 45,000 high school students around Australia with its seminar on making safe choices and managing life after school.

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Nov 10, 2015

Almost half of all Aussie primary school kids bring lunch home uneaten once a fortnight, one of the most widespread surveys into what children eat at school has revealed.

The UNCLE TOBYS Fuel for Thought Report found that 45 per cent of parents swap healthy options for treats every week, while over half of parents pack three or more snacks a day. 

The report uncovered 1000 parents’ top priorities when packing a lunchbox, and found nutrition was on top, followed by whether the food offered enough energy to keep kids going throughout the day, and whether the food appealed to children.

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Nov 04, 2015

In a sealed room deep inside a Swiss laboratory, 700 bars of chocolate sit neatly side-by-side, wrapped in transparent packaging, attached to sensors, exposed to light for 24 hours a day.

 

It might sound like the indoor farm of a chocoholic’s fantasies, but this is not a magic recipe for cultivating ready-made confectionery.

What’s being propagated here is knowledge. Knowledge that could ultimately help save tonnes of packaging every year.

Information gap

Here’s why: some products are more sensitive than others to elements such as moisture, oxygen and light.

Not enough is known about the extent to which these ‘degradation factors’, as scientists refer to them, affect sensitive products over the course of their designated shelf lives.

The lack of precise data available, as well as the methods for gathering it, can lead manufacturers to overestimate the level of protection a product’s packaging needs to provide.

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Oct 19, 2015

Some of the country’s most talented chefs will head into the classroom today to help teach kids how to cook healthy meals as part of International Chefs day. This year’s theme, Healthy Kids – Healthy Future, will focus on encouraging students to cook and learn about the benefits of healthy eating.

Chefs from the Australian Culinary Federation will visit six schools around Australia to show kids the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and developing cooking skills by turning them into chefs for a day with fun workshops based around the seven colours of healthy food.

Nestlé will be celebrating International Chef’s day around the globe in more than 80 countries as part of its Healthy Kids Program and Nestlé Professional Healthy Future partnership. No matter what corner of the globe the children will get the opportunity to prepare recipes unique to their region and receive recipe cards and colour-in placemats to take home.  

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Oct 14, 2015

 

On Friday 16 October we announced our 2015 nine-month sales.

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Sep 28, 2015
Nescafé teams up with Google to offer first virtual reality coffee experience

  

Nescafé is the world’s first coffee brand to provide consumers with a fully immersive virtual reality experience, by transporting them to Brazil’s coffee fields using their mobile phones and an ingenious viewer developed by Google.

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Sep 26, 2015

A new research collaboration aims to develop a test to identify Alzheimer’s sufferers early on, potentially before they start showing any symptoms of the condition. 


Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has entered into an agreement with biopharmaceutical company AC Immune to develop a new, minimally invasive method of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in its initial stages.

Through the partnership, scientists will use exclusive NIHS technology that can measure certain biomarkers in the blood associated with cognitive decline. 

Finding an effective test to diagnose Alzheimer’s in its very early stages is considered to be one of the most pressing needs in the treatment of the disease. 
Read the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences press release.
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Sep 26, 2015

Excited school kids have tested their cricketing skills against some of Australia’s great cricketers at the Sydney Cricket Ground Indoor Cricket Centre today for the launch of the exciting MILO in2CRICKET and MILO T20 Blast junior cricket programs. 

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Sep 26, 2015

Two young chefs from the ACT were just crowned the National winners of the 2015 Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat Award in Sydney. 

Amanda Polsen, 24, an apprentice chef at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra and Georgia Harrison, 22, an apprentice chef at the National Press Club beat teams of young chefs from around the country to take out the top title.

Team ACT battled it out in the kitchen delivering some impressive dishes, proving to be in a league of their own with two silver medals – and in a competition first, a flawless 100 point gold with distinction medal winning dessert, earning them a once-in-a-lifetime food safari experience to South Africa.

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Sep 15, 2015


Nescafé has become the first global brand to move all its international and local websites to the Tumblr platform, with the aim of building stronger relationships with younger consumers.

The change reflects its position as Nestlé’s top-performing brand on social media, with more than 35 million fans worldwide. It will allow Nescafé to further develop consumer-led communications and its e-commerce offering in formats optimised for mobiles and tablets.

Tumblr, which hosts more than 250 million blogs and 110 billion individual posts, is a cross between a micro-blogging site and social network.

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Sep 14, 2015

 

A new study by Nestlé scientists working with the international EpiGen Consortium has found whole grain intake among pregnant women in Singapore to be below international guidelines, potentially increasing their risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition (pdf, 350Kb), the research is the first comprehensive analysis of whole grain intake in an Asian population, among pregnant women.

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Sep 10, 2015

A 'zero water' factory in Mexico, a UK confectionery factory that turns waste into renewable energy – just two examples of the kind of work that has helped Nestlé achieve an industry leading score of 99 out of 100 in the 'Environmental Dimension' of the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

The DJSI is a globally recognised independent benchmark that measures company performance across three dimensions: Economic, Environmental and Social.

With an overall score of 89 out of 100 in the DJSI ranking, Nestlé was among the top performing food product companies. In the Index’s 'Environmental Dimension', its score of 99 is the highest in the industry, which underlines its commitment to water stewardship and environmental sustainability.

For instance, Nestlé is committed to achieving water efficiency and sustainability across its operations, and one example is the introduction of 'zero water' technology at its dairy factory in Jalisco, Mexico, which allows the plant to operate without using any local groundwater.

The UK provides another example of new, more sustainable production processes: an anaerobic digestion system at Nestlé's Fawdon confectionery factory turns confectionery waste into renewable energy and clean water.

Nestlé's status as the leading Nutrition, Health & Wellness company was recognised with a top score of 100 for Health & Nutrition in the Index, a testament to work done in areas including product innovation and renovation.

For more information visit the Dow Jones Sustainability Index website.

Oceania’s Creating Shared Value Report 2014

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Sep 03, 2015

Violet Crumble 50g 

Nestlé Australia has decided to voluntarily withdraw Violet Crumble 50g bars from sale because of a very small number of bars being underweight. We want to reassure our consumers that there are no food safety risks with this product and it’s safe to eat.

Violet Crumble was invented in Melbourne 102 years ago and was one of the first confectionery bars ever made in Australia. Despite the passing of more than a century, the way honeycomb is worked into a Violet Crumble bar remains almost the same, apart from the obvious advances in technology.

The production process for making Violet Crumble is similar to the recipes you make at home – every one comes out slightly different. Honeycomb needs a lot of TLC as it is very brittle and breaks easily during the production process.

At Nestlé, we have to manage these breakages by producing product with an average weight well in excess of 50g. We have identified that a very small number of broken bars have been making it through our detection machines at our factory in Melbourne and have been released for sale.

We are working hard right now to ensure that all Violet Crumble bars comply with Federal Government regulations on net weight (www.measurement.gov.au). We hope to return our Violet Crumble 50g bars to sale as quickly as possible.

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Sep 02, 2015

KitKat is the first global chocolate brand to announce that it will use only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture all of its products, and will do so from Q1 2016.

The brand already uses only sustainably sourced cocoa, accredited by independent third-party bodies, in products sold in certain markets, but this new announcement extends the practice worldwide, including the United States.

Sandra Martinez, Head of Confectionery for Nestlé, said: “We’re delighted to be a flag bearer for the industry, as the first global chocolate brand to announce such a move.

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Aug 27, 2015
KITKAT Android
 

Few 80-year-olds can claim to be trendsetters in the digital age, so how has a brand celebrating its eighth decade managed to take social media by storm?

Launched in 1935, KitKat, with its trademark red wrapper and chocolate fingers, has not just stood the test of time, it has never stopped moving with it.

Named the most influential candy bar of all time by Time magazine, this wafer-filled chocolate treat has defied eight decades of changing business environments and consumer mindsets to become one of the world’s top ten fast-moving consumer goods brands in social media.

Its secret? Its strong brand equity and its knack for leveraging ‘moment marketing’ – the ability to move fast and leverage topical or news events.

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Aug 17, 2015


Some things just get better with age, and after more than a decade away from our shelves, ALLEN’s Jelly Tots are making a comeback.

Last sold in Australia in 2004, ALLEN’S Jelly Tots, have been re-launched and revamped, this time with no artificial colours and with portion advice on packs.

The packs have been redesigned to feature the names of real ingredients rather than confusing numbers, as well as digital QR codes that link to more in-depth nutritional information. They join the ALLEN’s 100 per cent no artificial colours range of family favourites.

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, Nicole Senior, said redeveloping the full range of ALLEN’S confectionery with no artificial colours and clean labelling was welcome news. 
“Parents are looking for more natural ingredients and they are looking for labels that they can understand,” she said. 

Ms Senior said balance and moderation were key for a healthy lifestyle, and having portion guidance on pack was a helpful tool for parents.

“Treats are okay in moderation. It’s important to understand portions so that you can make good decisions when it comes to the foods you eat,” she explained.

Nestlé General Manager – Confectionery, Martin Brown, said the changes to the ALLEN’S range were part of Nestlé’s ongoing initiatives to help people improve their nutrition, health and wellness. 

ALLEN’S new Jelly Tots and Tangy Tots are in store this month. 

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Aug 12, 2015
Nestlé headquarters, Vevey Switzerland

On Thursday 13 August 2015, we announced our first-half results.

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Aug 10, 2015

A circus program to help build self-esteem among teenagers in regional towns, teaching mums handyman skills, to uniting the young and old through the power of music, are just some of the entries received in week one of NESCAFÈ HEADSTART 2015.

The NESCAFÈ HEADSTART campaign, launched last month, helpsyoung people bring their bright ideas to life. It could be an idea that could kickstart their career, make a difference in the world or simply be just for fun. Theidea could be an arts project, a social cause, writing a travel blog, thelatest game or business. 

“We launched NESCAFÈ HEADSTART just over a week ago and alreadywe’ve seen some impressive entries,” says Rebecca Dobbins, Head of Marketing,Beverages for Nestlé Australia.

“I’m impressed by the creativity in the ideas and thepassion that lies behind them. We are very excited by some of these ideas andwould hope that the students see them through, whether they win the ultimateprize or not.”

Throughout the competition, entrants will be encouraged togather votes through social media to help them win the People’s Choice Awardand a place in the live Finals Event. A panel of judges will also choose nineother finalists who will pitch their idea to a live audience at the Universityof NSW on September 10.

The winning team will receive $15,000 to help fund theiridea.

Entries close on August 24. For more information visit www.nescafé.com.au/headstart

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Aug 10, 2015


A circus program to help build self-esteem among teenagers in regional towns, teaching mums handyman skills, to uniting the young and old through the power of music, are just some of the entries received in week one of NESCAFÉ HEADSTART 2015.

The NESCAFÉ HEADSTART campaign, launched last month, helps young people bring their bright ideas to life. It could be an idea that could kickstart their career, make a difference in the world or simply be just for fun. The idea could be an arts project, a social cause, writing a travel blog, the latest game or business. 

“We launched NESCAFÉ HEADSTART just over a week ago and already we’ve seen some impressive entries,” says Rebecca Dobbins, Head of Marketing, Beverages for Nestlé Australia.

“I’m impressed by the creativity in the ideas and the passion that lies behind them. We are very excited by some of these ideas and would hope that the students see them through, whether they win the ultimate prize or not.”

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Aug 04, 2015
milosustainablecocoa

Nestlé Australia announced today that the cocoa used in Milo is now sourced and produced sustainably on farms with safe working practices.

The decision to use UTZ Certified cocoa is part of the company’s global commitment to help improve the lives of cocoa farmers and their communities.

Nestle Australia sources nearly 4,000 tonnes of UTZ Certified cocoa and this will go towards producing more than two million tins of Milo every year, destined for Australia and New Zealand.

Nestlé General Manager Beverages, Evan Gongolidis, said Australian consumers could feel confident that the cocoa in Milo has been produced on farms with safe work and environmental conditions.

“Increasingly, consumers want to be confident that the ingredients in their food and drink have been sourced responsibly and ethically,” he said.

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Jul 28, 2015
Nestlé Epigen study

In what is thought to be the first clinical trial of its kind, the Nestlé Research Center will examine if a specific blend of nutrients and probiotics can improve the health of mothers and babies when taken by mothers before conception and throughout pregnancy. This study is the latest collaboration between the EpiGen Global Research Consortium and the Nestlé Research Center .

1,800 women in the United Kingdom, Singapore and New Zealand will take part in the trial. It will assess if the nutritional blend helps the mother maintain healthy blood sugar, vitamin and mineral levels, sustain a healthy pregnancy, and promote the healthy growth and development of her infant.

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Jul 19, 2015


Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) scientist Gene Bowman has played a key role in establishing the first research hub dedicated to ‘Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia’ at the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART).

ISTAART is the Association’s professional society dedicated to Alzheimer’s and dementia science, and the hub, known as a ‘Professional Interest Area’ or PIA, will connect scientists with clinicians to make more informed decisions on how nutrition influences dementia risk, and co-ordinate future research.

Bowman, who is NIHS Head of Ageing and Cognitive Health, founded the PIA with two other scientists from academia, and will serve as its first industry chairman.

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Jul 10, 2015

 

 

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Jul 01, 2015

 

Nespresso has reported significant progress towards achieving its sustainability goals, as the brand marks the first anniversary of the launch of its sustainability strategy The Positive Cup.

Backed by a CHF 500 million investment, The Positive Cup established steps that the brand will take in three areas to meet its sustainability goals by 2020: coffee sourcing and social welfare, aluminium sourcing, use and disposal and climate change.

Over the past two years, Nespresso has invested to help rebuild the coffee industry in South Sudan, and in 2014 it launched a retirement savings plan for Colombian farmers that already has 850 members.

With its not-for-profit partner TechnoServe, Nespresso has provided training and technical assistance to over 10,000 farmers in Kenya and Ethiopia during the last year, and the brand is also reintroducing trees in coffee-producing regions to protect ecosystems and ensure sustainable coffee production.

Read the full story on the Nespresso website.

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Jun 28, 2015

mother with baby

Nestlé has launched a global Maternity Protection Policy for its employees worldwide that is estimated to be one of the most progressive programmes of its kind in the industry.

The policy, which is based on the ILO Maternity Protection Convention, establishes minimum standards that must be implemented at Nestlé workplaces across the world by 2018.

The policy gives employees a minimum of 14 weeks paid maternity leave and the right to extend their maternity leave up to six months. This will be applicable to all primary caregivers of newborns, including male employees and adoptive parents.

It also includes employment protection, flexible working arrangements and guaranteed access to breastfeeding rooms during working hours in head offices and sites with more than 50 employees. Nestlé currently has more than 190 breastfeeding rooms across its global working facilities.

Peter Vogt, Deputy Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Nestlé S.A. said: “This policy will help us better support mothers and their families in our sites across the world and reinforces our support for exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of a child’s life.”

Watch Paul Bulcke’s interview with Fortune Magazine, where he discusses Nestlé’s new Maternity Protection Policy (pdf, 1Mb), and learn more about the company’s commitment to enhance gender balance in its workforce.

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Jun 24, 2015

Employees at Nestlé Purina PetCare and Nestlé Australia celebrated the Pets at Work initiative by bringing their four legged friends in to their head office in Sydney today.

Nearly 40 dogs from a Chihuahua to a 68 kilogram Great Dane snuggled on laps, chilled out under desks, and kept their owners company at meetings.

Through its Pets at Work initiative, Nestlé Purina Petcare is proud to be support the movement calling for an increased number of pet-friendly workplaces nationwide. And, with latest research concluding there are significant benefits for both pets and employees when pets are at work, Nestlé Purina PetCare is encouraging more businesses to join them.

Numerous studies show that pets in the office help to encourage health and wellbeing where employees are able to stretch their legs and get away from their desks. Pets can also lift staff morale and improve working relationships.

Alongside Nestlé Purina PetCare’s Pets at Work initiative, the organisation is happy to support Pet Sitters International, ‘Take your Dog to Work Day’ today.

Purina Country Business Manager, Lal Meyer, said having pets in the office helped to create a positive environment among employees.

“At Purina we’ve always supported having pets at work because we believe it helps enormously with promoting a healthy work-life balance for employees,” he said. “Pets at work not only bring joy to the office but I’ve seen first-hand how they help with staff productivity.”

Related information:

Purina Australia: www.purina.com.au

Pets at Work: www.purina.com.au/dogs/care/pets-at-work

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Jun 18, 2015

Testing by the National Measurement Institute in Australia has confirmed that Maggi noodles imported from India are completely safe to eat.

Testing showed that levels of lead were well within the acceptable limits set by the regulator, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.

Indian-made Maggi noodles sold in Australia are imported by a third party distributor, not by Nestlé Australia, and are generally sold through specialist Indian grocery channels.

However, as Nestlé Australia stands by the quality and safety of our products, wherever they are made, the company commissioned local testing in addition to the extensive testing conducted.

Nestlé Australia will share these test results with Australian food authorities.

Maggi Noodles sold through general retail are imported by Nestlé Australia from Malaysia.

Maggi Noodles in India: your questions answered

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Jun 15, 2015

Through its Cocoa Plan, Nestlé committed to building 40 schools in Ivory Coast between 2012 and 2015, to address child labour on cocoa plantations and make access to education easier for 10,000 children and young people.

We recently achieved this milestone. View our slideshow and learn about how building schools improves life for both kids and the wider communities where they live.

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May 31, 2015
Inside the brain


We all know that pleasurable feeling of satiety, the satisfaction you feel when you’ve eaten and feel full.

“I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach,” wrote the English writer William Cobbett.

While satiety feels good, what is less clear is how much food we need to eat to reach this state, given that people still eat when they feel satisfied.

What is a ‘portion’ or a serving? It is an unspecified amount of food that someone decides you should eat. Who is this ‘someone’?

It’s you ultimately, but it’s also the restaurant owner, parent, or food manufacturer who has packaged up the food for you to buy.

An overly large portion size may tempt you to overeat, and research consistently shows that when larger quantities of food are served, people eat larger portions. This is why portion sizes matter.

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May 25, 2015
Solar Impulse plane flying

Nestlé has won the CR Reporting Awards 2015 award for the best corporate responsibility report, following an independent vote by almost 5,000 professionals working in the area.

The company beat other multinationals to the top prize in the world’s only global annual awards for corporate responsibility reporting, winning in the ‘Best Report Published in 2013-14’ category for its 2013 Creating Shared Value report (pdf, 3Mb).

Voters rated reports for content, communication, credibility, commitment and comparability, and complimented Nestlé for the “sheer scale and comprehensiveness” of its submission, and the “clear insight” it gives into the importance of sustainability for the company.

Read the official announcement (pdf, 100Kb) on the winners of CR Reporting Awards 2015, and consult our most recent 2014 Creating Shared Value report (pdf, 9Mb).

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May 24, 2015
Fat Bloom Slider

Scientists have used a 2.3 kilometre long X-ray particle accelerator to discover the structural changes that cause ‘fat bloom’, the unsightly white layer that can form on the surface of chocolate.

Fat bloom forms when liquid fats migrate from the inside of chocolate to its surface. The longer chocolate is stored and the higher the storage temperature, the more likely it is to occur. Although it doesn’t affect the quality of chocolate, fat bloom is an expensive problem for producers, as it causes retailers to reject stock and numerous consumer complaints.

Scientists from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton (DESY) and Nestlé used the world’s largest ring-based X-ray particle accelerator PETRA III, in Hamburg, Germany, to shine brilliant X-rays through chocolate and capture the resulting images.

On a nanometre scale, these show how fats migrate to the surface of chocolate. By analysing these images the team says it can help manufacturers develop methods to reduce fat bloom.

Learn more about the research by reading DESY’s press release in English and German

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May 12, 2015
Inside the Nestlé USA milk factory in Modesto, California

Nestlé is investing in innovative technology to help reduce the amount of water it uses in California at the five water bottling plants and four facilities where food or petcare products are manufactured.

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May 11, 2015
Nestlé pledges to reduce food loss and waste

Nestle working together with stakeholders: Nestle working together with stakeholders

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May 10, 2015
Solar Impulse pilot eating

Millions of people around the world will be talking to their mobile phones from today asking Google to put some fun back into their breaks.

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May 08, 2015
​​Alfred Yoakim
Insight: Alfred Yoakim, Head of Nestlé’s System Technology Centre

By Alfred Yoakim

Wouldn’t it be useful, if when you put a frozen meal in to bake, the oven recognised the ingredients and adjusted the temperature and time to cook it to perfection?

Or if when you put your clothes in to wash, the machine identified the fabrics and the weight of the load and calculated precisely how much water and detergent to use?

It sounds futuristic, but this level of interaction between product and machine is something we’re already achieving with our beverage systems.

Simpler Life

When I say ‘system’, I’m talking about something that combines products, software and hardware to complete an everyday task effectively.

Whether you’re baking, doing laundry, or making a coffee, a system should help to make your life simpler.

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May 07, 2015

Nestlé purchased more than 90,000 tonnes of cocoa from the 67 co-operatives covered by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in 2014, a year-on-year increase of almost 50% over the 2013 total.

Read more about our commitments to cocoa growing communities and view the infographic below to learn about our efforts to tackle child labour in our cocoa supply chain.

View the infographic on full screen

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May 04, 2015

Nestlé has published its annual progress report (pdf, 896 Kb) on hazelnut sourcing that focuses on actions taken by the company’s suppliers to implement its Responsible Sourcing Guideline (pdf, 2 Mb) requirement at farm level.

The report details how Nestlé worked with its two tier-one suppliers in Turkey last year to trace and register the 4,000 hazelnut farms that supply it. The companies also supported projects to eliminate child labour, promote health and safety and good agricultural practices.

Nestlé is affiliated with the Fair Labor Association (FLA), which conducts annual independent assessments of the company’s hazelnut supply chain, and has just published its latest report.

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Apr 27, 2015

Solar Impulse pilot eating 

Led by Dr Amira Kassis, the Nestlé team developed tailored dietary plans and all the food now being consumed by the two pilots seeking to break the world record for solar flight, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg.

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Apr 26, 2015

 

When Nestlé decided to develop a set of commitments to society and the environment, the company turned to its stakeholders for help.

A new animation explains how Nestlé asked NGOs, academics, governments and other organisations with an interest in its activities how they thought it could be a better business.

Watch the animation to find out what people said, and how Nestlé responded.

Explore the CSV commitments interactive graphic.

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Apr 26, 2015

The Australian Culinary Federation and Nestlé Professional chefs are searching the country to find Australia’s best young chef as part of the oldest running culinary competition in Australia – Nestlé’s Golden Chef’s Hat award.

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Apr 21, 2015

Australian Cricket Captain and Milo Ambassador Michael Clarke is joining the search to find the nation’s best and fairest young sporting heroes.

The MILO Valuable Player program encourages parents to nominate their kids so they can be honoured as good sports and celebrate the power of teamwork, commitment and leadership.

The grassroots initiative is significant as it teaches the next generation of sporting youngsters that sport (and consequently life) should not be about winning or losing but how you play.

Children are spending less time playing outdoors or being part of a sporting team and this initiative aims to highlight the important role that sport plays.

Supported by Michael Clarke, the national search for children aged 6 to 12 years encourages kids to keep active and acknowledge that life skills are learnt on the field.

“Growing up, sport was always a significant part of my life and I have learnt valuable lessons like teamwork, and both faced and overcame many obstacles on the sporting fields around the world,” said Michael who was filming for the program in Sydney today.

“Encouraging Aussie kids to actively get involved in sport is something I’m passionate about as I have seen and experienced first-hand the many values and principles it teaches”.

Parents can nominate their child at www.milo.com.au/mvp for the chance to spend a morning with MVP Mentors and become one of the faces of MILO.

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Apr 15, 2015
Nestlé headquarters, Vevey Switzerland

On Friday 17 April 2015, we announce our three-month sales.

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Apr 15, 2015

Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland 

On Thursday April 16, 2015 we held our 148th Annual General Meeting for shareholders.

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Apr 13, 2015

Cocoa Plan 

Nestlé Australia was the first major chocolate manufacturer in Australia to source all the cocoa for its retail chocolate business from certified sustainable cocoa producers. This cocoa and its sustainable production is independently certified by UTZ.

While most of us love chocolate, we often know very little about where it comes from—or about the threats to global cocoa supply that need to be addressed to improve both the lives of cocoa farmers and the quality of their products.

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan covers all aspects of a cocoa bean’s journey from the farmer to you to ensure responsible sourcing of cocoa and is active in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico and Indonesia. It seeks to improve the lives of cocoa farmers and the quality of their crops; it tackles important issues including low productivity and child labour, and has three pillars:

  1. Enabling farmers to run profitable farms
  2. Improving social conditions
  3. Sourcing good quality, sustainable cocoa

Training in better agricultural practices and new plants contribute to improved farm profitability, while building schools and a child labour monitoring and remediation system contributes to better social conditions.

In 2014, the Nestlé Cocoa Plan continued to make strong progress towards achieving the targets that we’ve set – click the link below to view what’s been achieved over the past 12 months.

http://www.nestlecocoaplan.com/

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Click here to view the full Infographic.

For more information, visit: http://www.nestlecocoaplan.com/

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Apr 08, 2015

Students at the ‘self-sufficient school’ - Fundación Paraguaya - unloading sugar cane to feed the cattle 

In a blog published by Collectively, Nestlé’s head of agriculture Hans Joehr explores ways in which farming can be made attractive to the next generation.

Collectively is a non-profit digital content platform that aims to inspire and empower millennials to adopt a more sustainable way of living through stories about new ideas and existing innovations.

"Today’s farmers are ageing fast, and not enough skilled young people are replacing them" Hans Joehr writes. "Young people who grew up in rural areas are migrating to urban regions in search of jobs that provide a better income, which they perceive as having higher social status.

"If we can’t convince more capable young people to take on jobs in agriculture, we’re going to be in trouble. The future of our food supply depends on it."

Read the full blog on the Collectively website.

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Apr 07, 2015

Nestlé publishes full version of 2014 Nestlé in Society report 

The full version of the 2014 ‘Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments' report (pdf, 8Mb) is now available. A summary version of the same report (pdf, 4Mb) was published in March.

The full report was prepared ‘in accordance’ with the comprehensive option of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 guidelines and Food Processing Sector Supplement.

Reporting according to the G4 Comprehensive option requires the company to collect and publish data on its work in areas like human rights, diversity and gender, climate change, biodiversity, governance and fighting corruption.

The data published in the report will be updated every year so stakeholders can benchmark the company’s progress in these areas through Nestlé’s commitments to society.

Nestlé has also produced an extended materiality analysis as part of its G4 reporting. This plots the economic, social and environmental issues of most concern to stakeholders against the risks or opportunities they present to Nestlé.

The 2014 materiality analysis has helped Nestlé refine its existing commitments and identify areas for improvement, resulting in three new commitments for 2015 that bring Nestlé’s total number of public commitments to 38.

This is the first G4 report produced by Nestlé; the company previously reported according to the GRI 3.1 A+ guidelines. The GRI is a non-profit organisation that promotes economic sustainability and leads in the field of non-financial reporting.

Read the full report (pdf, 8Mb) and view the interactive graphic on Nestlé’s commitments to society.

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Mar 29, 2015
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“I don’t think most people are aware of the amount of work that goes into ensuring that the food they eat is safe,” says John O’Brien, Head of the Food Safety and Integrity Research Programme at Nestlé’s international research centre.

“It’s only when something goes wrong that they sit up and take notice.”

Learn how Nestlé ensures the safety of its products.

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Mar 25, 2015

Could a little Allen’s Red Frog help keep teenagers safe?

They absolutely can according to Red Frogs Australia, an organisation that helps thousands of teenagers stay safe at Schoolies week and university parties.

Nestlé Australia announced that it will donate 20 tonnes of Allen’s Red Frogs a year – up from 16 tonnes - to the Red Frogs crew who use them as ‘ice breakers’ at Schoolies week, university orientation events and music festivals around the country.

Red Frogs Australia is a support network for young people aged between 15 and 25 that provide a positive peer presence at these often alcohol fuelled events.

Nestlé has been supporting Red Frogs and its army of volunteers since 1997 in a program which also involves educating high school students on safe partying and empowering them to make positive life choices.

Red Frog’s founder and youth worker, Andy Gourley, stumbled across Allen’s Red Frogs almost two decades ago when he was struggling to find ways to access Schoolies Week parties on the Gold Coast to make sure kids were staying out of trouble.

“After a few nights of meeting Schoolies, I went down to the corner store and randomly chose of bag of Allen’s Red Frogs Alive to use as ice breakers when first arriving at parties,” he said.

“In our first year we handed out 80kg of them, but now the network has grown so much it will be 20 tonne this year.”

Nearly two decades later, Red Frogs Australia has an army of nearly 1500 volunteers and its network spreads to not only Schoolies week, but music festivals and Orientation weeks in every major university in Australia as well as dozens around the world.

Red Frog facts - 2014

1466 volunteers at Schoolies Week in 14 locations

67,850 students took part in Schoolies week

9,618 calls made to the Red Frog hotline

Red Frog crew supported 1077 university events and 29 music festivals

48,891 high school students educated on safe partying

For more information visit www.au.redfrogs.com

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Mar 24, 2015
Reducing salt in Maggi Tomato Mozzarella Soup

By the end of 2014, 98% of Nestlé's portfolio of products for children met our Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria for salt reduction and for sugar reduction, in both cases an increase of 2% from the previous year.

In keeping with our commitment to achieve 100%, the remaining 2% have been identified and are undergoing the final stages before being launched.

The new figures are published this month in the 2014 Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value summary report.

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Mar 21, 2015

women cocoa farmer 

Nestlé purchased more than 90,000 tonnes of cocoa from the 67 co-operatives covered by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in 2014, a year-on-year increase of almost 50% over the 2013 total.

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan aims to improve the lives of cocoa farming communities and the quality of cocoa we purchase.

The new data is published this week in the 2014 Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value summary report (pdf, 4Mb).

Almost 46,000 cocoa farmers were trained in better agricultural practices to help them improve their long-term profitability and sustainability.

The report also details the efforts to extend Nestlé’s Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System to include 14 new co-operatives in 2014, building on the eight established the year before, identifying cases of child labour in our supply chain and helping with remediation actions.

More than 12,500 farmers and almost 36,000 people in the communities where they live received training and information during the year to create awareness among them of the risks of child labour.

We also met our target of building or refurbishing 40 schools in cocoa growing communities over four years.

This infographic details our efforts to address the challenge of child labour in cocoa growing communities.

Read more about our commitment to roll out the Nestlé Cocoa Plan to cocoa farmers.

Read more about our commitment to eliminate child labour in key commodities.

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Mar 18, 2015

Shannon’s Top Dog

A 21 year old dog handler is gearing up for one of the biggest competitions of his career as he sets to compete with his prize Borzoi, Murphy at the Purina ProPlan Sydney Royal Dog show this Easter.

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Mar 18, 2015

A soap opera created by Nestlé, projected onto a screen 

A soap opera created by Nestlé, projected onto a screen from the back of a truck, is helping rid West Africa of a toxic compound that can contaminate crops, damage health and lead to financial ruin for farmers.

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Mar 17, 2015

52 Uncle Tobys and Nestlé cereals to carry Health Star Rating 

Uncle Tobys and Nestlé Australia announced today that its entire range of 52 cereals will carry the Health Star Rating on pack by April.

All but five of the cereals will have a Health Star Rating of 4 stars or more while the remaining cereals will carry a Health Star Rating of 3.5.

This reflects a long running program to steadily improve the nutritional profile of all our cereals, by reducing the saturated fat, sugar and sodium across our range and increasing the amount of wholegrain and fibre.

All Uncle Tobys and Nestlé breakfast cereals meet the nutrition criteria of the Federal Government’s Nutrient Profiling standard, which was introduced at the end of 2012 to make sure that healthy claims only appear on healthy foods.

The new Health Star Rating system is an effective way of helping Australians recognise healthy food options – it gives a simple, at a glance tool to assess the nutrition of a product. The Health Star Rating also takes a wide range of nutrients into account – not just one ingredient. Sustaining a healthy diet is all about balance and eating a wide variety of foods.

For more information: www.uncletobys.com.au/health-nutrition/
Related information: www.healthstarrating.gov.au

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Mar 16, 2015

To assist the people of Vanuatu in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Pam, Nestlé will donate 500 cartons of Maggi noodles to the country’s relief efforts.

Entire villages were flattened during the category 5 cyclone which tore through the nation’s capital Port Vila and the 83 surrounding islands with wind gusts of 300kh/h.

Search and rescue missions are currently underway but so far at least 23 people have lost their lives and thousands left homeless with the number expected to rise.

The Maggi Noodles will be distributed this week through the Red Cross, one of the charities co-ordinating on-the-ground relief efforts.

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Mar 12, 2015
Nestlé Healthy Kids: helping shape healthier habits across the world

The Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme reached 7.6 million children in 2014 across 73 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East and the Americas.

Take a look at how the Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme is making a difference around the world, ahead of the publication of our Creating Shared Value report next week.

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Mar 10, 2015
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Empowering women working in the cocoa communities of West Africa, helping them generate enough income to send their children to school, is one way in which Nestlé is addressing the problem of child labour.

“Empowering women in their communities, in their families is a vital part of our efforts to address child labour,” says the head of Nestlé’s global chocolate and confectionery business, Sandra Martinez.

Read how cultivating the humble cassava plant can get children out of the fields and into the classroom (link to full story).

Nestlé signed the up to the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a partnership of UN Women and the UN Global Compact in 2013.

Ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday, read more about the steps Nestlé is taking to advance gender equality and empower women.

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Mar 10, 2015
Important News

The New Zealand government has announced that they are responding to an anonymous threat to contaminate infant formula products.

We do not manufacture any infant formula in New Zealand, but continue to follow this matter closely with the government.

Their advice is that the likelihood of infant formula or other formula products being contaminated is low. New Zealand authorities are increasing the number of tests in the local supply chain and as a precaution, in light of the concerns; we are also taking additional steps to ensure the safety and integrity of our products.

The quality and safety of our products are the top priorities for our company. If you would like further information about our infant formula, please contact us on 1800 468 8736.

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Mar 06, 2015

Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO 

Nestlé and other Board members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have announced the results of a global survey showing that industry efforts are helping to empower consumers to adopt healthier lifestyles.

The survey is the only global measurement of its kind in the industry. It is aimed at measuring progress CGF members are making in implementing health and wellness resolutions the CGF adopted in 2011. The resolutions identify specific areas for retailers and manufacturers to work together to support healthier diets and lifestyles for consumers.

“We understand the complexity of the health and wellness challenges facing communities across the globe and how no single solution or organisation can stimulate the adoption of healthier lifestyles, but we hope this report will help galvanise the industry into taking collective action for a positive change,” CGF Co-Chairs Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO and Dick Boer, Royal Ahold CEO said in a joint CGF statement.

Read the Consumer Foods Forum press release

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Feb 27, 2015

 

When two Swiss pilots climb into the cockpit next week to make the first ever attempt to fly a solar powered aircraft around the world, the specially designed food and drink they need to fuel them during the challenge will be supplied by Nestlé.

Nestlé scientists have spent four years working closely with the Solar Impulse project to develop a range of meals and snacks that can withstand extreme variations in temperature and climatic conditions and give the pilots the proper energy and protein content to cope with tough physical conditions. Nestlé is one of the sponsors of the project.

“With the various challenges the pilots will encounter, we’ve had to take into account and repeatedly test how the extreme conditions will impact different aspects of the food we’ve developed, including nutrition integrity, preservation and packaging,” said Nestlé Research scientist, Dr. Amira Kassis, who has led the Nestlé work to develop the food for the pilots.

In addition to the specially designed food and drinks the pilots will be supplied with Nestlé bottled water and Nescafé soluble coffee.

Read the Nestlé Research press release.

Learn more about how Nestlé Research is contributing to the Solar Impulse project in our R&D section.

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Feb 24, 2015

Nestlé donates food to Cyclone Marcia relief efforts 

More than 10,000 cases of food will be donated by Nestlé Australia to those affected by Cyclone Marcia which destroyed 350 homes and left 40,000 without power last week.

Cases of Uncle Tobys cereal, Uncle Tobys Muesli bars, Maggi noodles, Nescafé coffee and Milo powder are currently on their way to Foodbank in Queensland, one of the charities co-ordinating the relief efforts.

It’s expected the cases of food will begin arriving in Brisbane by Friday then distributed to those in Rockhampton, Yeppoon and surrounding areas.

When it hit land, Cyclone Marcia, was rated as a category five, one of the most severe as it cut through central Queensland with the coastal towns of Yeppoon and Rockhampton worst hit. In addition to the destruction caused by the wind, many homes have been affected by widespread flooding.

As Cyclone Marcia approached Australia, Foodbank reached out to major manufacturers seeking donations of essential items such as food, nappies and personal hygiene items.

Foodbank said it expects relief efforts to continue for the next few weeks when the flooding subsides and the full extent of Marcia’s devastation is revealed.

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Feb 24, 2015

Nestlé to pilot new reporting framework on UN human rights principles 

Nestlé has pledged to pilot a new reporting framework on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as part of its ongoing efforts to effectively manage human rights in its operations.

The reporting framework follows some 18 months of work by multiple entities led by the group Shift, which was founded in 2011 to work with businesses, governments and other stakeholders to put the UN Guiding Principles into practice.

Read more about the reporting framework.

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Feb 18, 2015

MILO_cricket

Remember playing sport as a kid? Being a brave loser, being a humble winner, kicking the winning goal, or leading the pack…and tripping over just before the finish line!

MILO is searching for kids who are the best and fairest when it comes to sport – those kids who are good sports both on and off the field.

The MILO Valuable Player program (MVP) was launched last December and so far hundreds of children aged 5 to 12 years have been nominated by their family, friends and sporting coaches in the MILO Wall of Fame.

The program is all about celebrating the lessons kids learn through sport – all sports, boys and girls, lessons big and small. MVP also gives parents the chance to celebrate their child’s success through social sharing.

Earlier this year, some of the lucky MVP’s got the opportunity to hone their skills at special cricket clinic with legends such as Australian captain and MILO Ambassador, Michael Clarke along with Holly Ferling and James Faulkner.

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Feb 17, 2015

Nestlé contributes to study on business case to protect environment

Nestlé has contributed to a new report just released that aims to identify new opportunities for protecting natural resources such as water, soil and timber that underpin global supply chains and provide commercial value.

Doing business with nature (pdf, 9Mb), a collaboration between Nestlé, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and other entities, discusses the impact that deteriorating natural resources has on economies and the implications for businesses.

The report also discusses the different responses businesses are taking to manage natural capital, such as water, throughout their operations and supply chains.

In a Foreword for the report, José Lopez, Nestlé Executive Vice President and Head of Operations, writes: “In Nestlé, we need to be able to consistently assess where to prioritise our efforts on natural capital and this report provides the knowledge base that can inform our decisions.”

Please find more information in the full report.

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Feb 09, 2015
the world’s highest revolving restaurant in Saas-Fee, Switzerland


A group of Nestlé scientists travelled to the world’s highest revolving restaurant – the ThreeSixty in Saas-Fee, Switzerland – for a day’s cooking at high altitude, some 3,600 metres above sea level.

Back in the lab, at 833 metres above sea level, they repeated the cooking process and scientifically compared the results. Their conclusion – food cooked at high altitude tastes and looks better and may even improve the nutritional quality of food.

Read the full article about the Nestlé research.

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Feb 08, 2015

A group of very lucky school students got the opportunity to pick up some tips from one of the world’s greatest sporting stars, Lord Sebastian Coe.

The students aged 7 to 12 years were taking part in the IAAF Nestlé Healthy Kids Athletic Programme in New Zealand earlier this month.

The Olympic Gold medallist in track and field and former chair of the London Olympic and Paralympic Organisation committee watched the students go through a variety of sporting activities at the IAAF Nestlé Healthy Kids Athletics event.

Lord Coe believes making athletics relevant to young people will help them ‘fall in love with the sport again.’

“It’s the sports responsibility to explain much more about athletics and maybe for younger people, that athletics contains all the physical literacies that you’re going to need in virtually any sport barring swimming – unless it goes horribly wrong in the steeple chase.”

At the event attended by the New Zealand Prime Minister, Mr John Key and the country’s Minister for Sport, Mr Jonathon Coleman, the students also got the chance to learn about healthy eating, food portions and took home the Nestlé Be Healthy Be Active booklet and Athletics Activity sheet.

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Feb 04, 2015

mother and daughter 

The Nestlé Research Center (NRC) has announced the results of a joint study that shows the role of external factors, such as mode of birth delivery, that impact the development of key gut bacteria in infants.

The gut bacteria is commonly referred to as the microbiome, which consists of around 100 trillion microorganisms that live in the body and perform a variety of important functions, including supporting the immune system.

The results of the study provide further insights that could eventually lead to the development of nutritional products for expecting mothers. The study is being published February 3 in the journal, mBio, which is published by the American Society for Microbiology.

The NRC, the world’s largest private nutritional research centre, worked with researchers at the international EpiGen Consortium, which has made significant research discoveries in recent years in the areas of maternal and young child nutrition. The consortium consists of researchers based at five centres around the world, including the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, who led the current study.

Nestlé has been collaborating with the EpiGen Consortium since 2011, studying how the diet and lifestyles of pregnant women influence the activity of their baby’s genes and how these subtle epigenetic changes impact the future healthy growth and development of their children.

For more information on the study, visit the mBio website. Learn more about Nestlé’s research into cutting-edge maternal nutrition and view an infographic on epigenetics.

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Feb 03, 2015

Nestlé will provide an in-depth look at humans’ relationship with food through a unique, interactive exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2015.

Expo 2015 is the largest global event dedicated to food, with over 20 million visitors expected. The exhibition will focus on the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ and will take place from 1 May to 31 October 2015 in Milan.

Nestlé’s exhibition will demonstrate how nutrition, the body and mind are interlinked; explaining the many physiological, sensory and emotional factors that influence taste and eating preferences.

It is designed in collaboration with the Nestlé Research Center, the Nestlé Institute of Health Science and the Istituto Auxologico Italiano (Italian Institute for Auxology).

Other sections at Expo 2015 will showcase Nestlé's responsible use of water and the Nescafé Plan. Through the Nescafé Plan, Nestlé helps approximately 400,000 farmers across 14 countries improve their incomes and living and working conditions, and reduce their environmental footprint.

Read the full press release in Italian on the Nestlé Italy website or the English translation of the press release (pdf, 500Kb).

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Feb 02, 2015

Children Running 

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, part of Nestlé’s global research and development network, has announced that it will continue collaborating with the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in the UK as part of a ground-breaking study into how childhood life, including diet, affects our health as adults.

For more information on the study, please visit the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences website.

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Jan 26, 2015

With vast equatorial forests and a growing number of its smallholder farmers receiving training, South Sudan is starting to increase honey production, with the potential long term promise of becoming a bigger player in the USD 12 billion world honey market, according to Honey Care Africa (HCA).

Kenya-based HCA, founded in 2000, is a World Fair Trade Organization company focused on providing opportunities in East Africa for rural, smallholder households to generate income through honey production.

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Jan 22, 2015

female cocoa farmer

Nestlé’s work to empower women in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire kicked off in 2013 and we’re making more headway with our partners on this important issue.

In recent months, for example, we’ve helped train four cocoa cooperatives on gender issues in order to open more roles, such as lead farmers and nursery managers, to women. The cooperatives have also now produced their own action plans for improving the positions of women in the cocoa supply chain.

The new measures are reflected in a new progress report Nestlé has published on its Action Plan (pdf, 500Kb) to help improve the lives of women in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire. The Action Plan is part of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan programme launched in 2013 in Côte d’Ivoire to improve the lives of cocoa farmers and the quality of their crops, and to tackle low productivity and child labour.

The Action Plan was updated in August 2014, following the Fair Labor Association’s (FLA) assessment of Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain (pdf, 2Mb) in the country.

As part of the other steps taken recently, the number of women who lead and oversee Nestlé cocoa plantlet nurseries has increased from 3 percent to 23 percent. There are a total of 32 Nestlé-run plantlet nurseries.

Nestlé’s progress report reflects actions it has taken between August 2014 and January 2015. The report discusses Nestlé’s plans for 2015 under three main action pillars: promoting equal opportunities, giving women a voice and helping to increase women’s income.

Though Ivorian women play a number of direct and supporting roles in cocoa production, their roles often go unrecognised. Men take responsibility for collecting payment for the cocoa, often making a woman’s compensation for her labour dependent on her relationship with a man.

Thus, challenging the perceptions of women’s roles in the cocoa supply chain are an important dimension to ongoing work of Nestlé and its partners. Nestlé plans to expand the roll out of its Action Plan for female cocoa farmers to Ghana in mid-2016.

For more information, please download the progress report (pdf, 2Mb).

Read Bloomberg’s article on Nestlé’s work with female cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Jan 13, 2015
thermal imaging of dog


Researchers from Nestlé Purina Petcare are conducting some of the first studies of their kind into how external stimuli can generate joyful emotions in dogs.

While scientific evidence demonstrates that owning a pet can help lower people’s blood pressure, and reduce anxiety and depression, less is known about whether human contact has a similarly beneficial effect on animals’ emotional wellbeing.

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Jan 13, 2015
grandmother with granddaughter


Nestlé is to intensify its research in the field of epigenetics, the science of how eating behaviours and other environmental factors can affect your genes, health and that of your offspring, for future generations to come.

The company has announced it will contribute CHF 22 million to a six-year research partnership with an international alliance of researchers at institutions in Southampton, Auckland and Singapore, who make up the EpiGen Consortium.

The jointly-funded public-private partnership will be one of the largest of its kind.

Read the full story and take a look at the infographic.

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Dec 03, 2014
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Companies like Nestlé can only be successful over time if they live up to high ethical standards of human rights, CEO Paul Bulcke has told the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva.

In a keynote speech, Mr Bulcke said: "Human rights is about doing, is about how we behave – every day, everywhere. It is what each of us does, and yes, even more importantly, it's the how we do it.

"It is in the actions, on the ground, where respect for human rights is visible, in the countries where companies operate, where they have their people working for them, where they source their raw materials and link up with societies; where they produce, where they sell their products and services."

Mr Bulcke's speech explored the importance of trust and transparency in business and explained how Nestlé implements these values in its day-to-day activities, to connect positively with society.

Watch a webcast of the event and read the speech in full (pdf, 195 Kb) 

Read more about Nestlé’s Corporate Business Principles and its efforts to integrate human rights into its day-to-day activities and how Nestlé ensures rights are respected around the world.

Explore how Nestlé assesses human rights impacts (pdf, 909 Kb) across its business activities.

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Nov 16, 2014
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Nestlé Australia has relocated the manufacture of its iconic BUTTER-MENTHOL and SOOTHERS Liquid Centre products from the Czech Republic to the manufacturing facility in Blacktown in New South Wales.

Since 2011, Nestlé has invested $1.1 million in capital expenditure at the Blacktown factory with a view to relocate the manufacturing of these products. Executive Director of Operations, Stephanie Hart, said it is a credit to the local product development and engineering teams that the products can now be manufactured at the local plant.

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Nov 11, 2014
Deforestation

Environmental sustainability ratings agency CDP has named Nestlé as joint top in the consumer staples sector for its efforts to tackle deforestation.

In its 2014 report on global forests, Deforestation-free supply chains: From commitments to action, CDP commended Nestlé among 152 companies for its comprehensive assessment of risks and for the quality of its work to build capacity in the supply chain.

The same agency awarded Nestlé a Leadership level with a score of 20/20 for its water stewardship strategy in a separate report. Nestlé was commended for its well-integrated water strategy its detailed understanding of water risks and impacts and for its public commitments on water.

Since 2003, Nestlé has halved the water withdrawals from its factories per tonne of product. By 2015 the company commits to further reducing direct water withdrawal per tonne of product in every product category to achieve an overall reduction of 40% since 2005.

“This recognition for our efforts to preserve and protect water and the world’s forest resources – both precious and limited commodities – underscores our continued collective efforts and our desire to share them more broadly,” said Pascal Gréverath, Head of Environmental Sustainability.

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Nov 10, 2014

Grumpy Cat holds # 1 position in 'FRISKIES 50' list 

Nestlé Purina’s FRISKIES brand has updated its ranking of the top 50 most influential cats on the Internet, and Grumpy Cat has maintained her #1 position out of the more than 250 furry friends considered for the latest list.

Maru, originally coming in at the #14 spot when the top 50 list was launched in July, has also held steady in the #2 position.

The FRISKIES 50 list of the most influential Internet cats uses a proprietary algorithm based on each cat’s social media reach and engagement levels across various social platforms.

The index methodology also takes into account the cat’s presence in traditional news such as recent mentions in print and online articles.

While each cat’s ranking is strongly influenced by the number of social channels the cat is engaged on and the level of media coverage they receive, a key factor is also the public's reception of the content and coverage.

The list does not represent all cats whose owners have created social accounts on their behalf. As new accounts are created, those account holders must correspond with the FRISKIES 50 for inclusion in the list.

For more information, please see FRISKIES 50  

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Oct 29, 2014
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Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell NESCAFÉ machines as part of its ongoing effort to enhance brand engagement with consumers in NESCAFÉ’s biggest market.

NESCAFÉ will use the humanoid robot Pepper to sell NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto and NESCAFÉ Gold Blend Barista coffee machines in home appliance stores in Japan starting in December.

Pepper is the first robot in the world that is able to read and respond to human emotion. Equipped with the latest voice and emotion recognition technology, Pepper is able to read people’s facial expressions and listen to their tone of voice to analyse how they’re feeling.

Pepper will be able to explain NESCAFÉ products and services and engage in conversation with consumers. I hope that this new consumer engagement model will expand across the world as an example of Japanese innovation” said Kohzoh Takaoka, President and CEO of Nestlé Japan.

Pepper is produced by SoftBank Robotics, a subsidiary of SoftBank Corporation and is part of the company’s ambition to take technology beyond factory floors.

“The dream to create an advanced consumer experience with Pepper is now coming true. We hope that by providing people the opportunity to interact with a robot whilst shopping, we can help create experiences of wonder and delight for consumers” said Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank Corporation.

Pepper will start selling NESCAFÉ machines in around 20 home appliance stores in December. Nestlé is planning to use the robot nationwide in around 1,000 stores by the end of 2015.

The use of Pepper to advance NESCAFÉ in Japan follows other recent Nestlé Japan innovation efforts centred on engaging with consumers in unique and relevant ways and helping them connect with each other over coffee.

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Oct 16, 2014

Nestlé has inaugurated the Dairy Farming Institute in Northeast China, in one of the company’s biggest dairy investments that will help modernise Chinese dairy farming practices to enable farmers to meet the country’s fast-growing milk demand in a sustainable manner in the years ahead.

The institute, located in Shuangcheng in Heilongjiang Province, is part of Nestlé’s long-running efforts to share its technical know-how and to improve dairy farming around the world through training, responsible practices and partnering with stakeholders, including governments and universities.

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Oct 08, 2014

Bulcke-Speech 

Nestlé, in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), will host its sixth Creating Shared Value Forum, in Switzerland, on 9th October.

The forum will provide a space for debate and discussion for members of academia, industry, international institutions and civil society from around the world on the changing role of business in society

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Oct 07, 2014

production of Maggi cubes 

Johannes Baensch, Nestlé Global Head of Research and Development, writes that the wealth of skill and expertise that lies behind many food processing techniques is rarely acknowledged.

He describes how many industrial processes are modelled on traditional or artisan methods, and are often a delicate balance of science and art.

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Sep 25, 2014
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Nestlé has announced its endorsement of Caring for Climate, the world’s largest coalition on climate issues, as part of the company’s long s