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About us

Our purpose


Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Driven by our purpose we want to help shape a better world and inspire people to live healthier lives. This is how we contribute to society and ensure our long-term success.

Our ambitions


We have defined three overarching ambitions for 2030 which guide our work and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Find out more about our efforts in these areas in Nestlé in society.


50 million
children live healthier lives

Help to improve
30 million
livelihoods in communities directly connected to our business activities

Strive for
environmental impact in our operations

Our history

We want to shape a better and healthier world. This was how we started more than 150 years ago when Henri Nestlé created an infant cereal that saved the life of a child.

The Nestlé story

Nestlé is a Swiss Company in the food, beverage, nutrition and wellness business. Our founder, Henri Nestlé, was a German pharmacist living in Switzerland who developed the world’s first milk food for infants in 1867 to save the life of a neighbour’s child; a premature infant who could tolerate neither his mother's milk nor any of the conventional substitutes and had been given up for lost by local physicians.

Our values


Our values are reflected in the way we do business, always acting legally and honestly with respect both for our own people and those we do business with. Read more about our business principles.