Nestlé is...

...the world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company. Our mission of "Good Food, Good Life" is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night

The Company was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland, where our headquarters are still located today. We employ around 280 000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world. Nestlé sales for 2010 were almost CHF 110 bn.

The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles (pdf, 1 Mb) are at the basis of our company’s culture, developed over 140 years, which reflects the ideas of fairness, honesty and long-term thinking.

Our corporate social responsibility

Creating Shared Value is the way we do business, which states that in order to create long-term value for shareholders, we must also create value for society. It goes beyond compliance and sustainability.

Innovating for the future

Research and Development is a key competitive advantage for Nestlé. With 29 research, development and technology facilities worldwide, Nestlé has the largest R&D network of any food company.