Nestlé Lanka's Dairy Development Work In North And East Profiled As Best Practice By The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
Nestlé Lanka's efforts in developing the Dairy industry in the former conflict affected North and East regions was profiled as a best practice by the United Nations Global Compact in a publication on "Responsible Business Advancing Peace" (recommended reading - pages 46 to 49).
Launched at the UNGC Leaders Summit in September this year, this publication features best practices from different companies across the world operating in conflict-affected environments. The case study on Nestlé Lanka and the development of milk districts in the North and East regions was triggered by positive findings of the Human Rights Impact Assessment, which was conducted by Nestlé S.A. together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights in 2011.
Nestlé is Sri Lanka's largest private sector collector of fresh milk, procuring an average of almost 175,000 litres of milk a day from 18,000 Sri Lankan farmers. Nestlé manufactures some of its most popular products in Sri Lanka using local fresh milk, namely Nespray, Milkmaid, Milo and Shaktigen. The Company works actively with local farmers to help them increase their productivity and has won many accolades in recognition of its immense contribution towards developing the local Dairy industry.