About us

Nestlé is...

the world’s largest food and beverage company. We have more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites, and are present in 190 countries worldwide.

Our purpose

Nestlé's purpose is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. We want to help shape a better and healthier world. We also want to inspire people to live healthier lives. This is how we contribute to society while ensuring the long-term success of our company.

Our ambitions

We have defined three overarching ambitions which will guide our work towards achieving our 2020 commitments and supporting the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

50 million
children live healthier lives

Individuals and families
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

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.

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Nestlé in Sri Lanka

Nestlé is the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness (NHW) Company.

We have been in Sri Lanka for over 100 years and include the country’s best loved brands in our local portfolio.

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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.

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