Creating Shared Value (CSV) is fundamental to how we do business at Nestlé. We believe that our company will be successful in the long term by creating value for both our shareholders and for society. Our activities and products should make a positive difference to society while contributing to Nestlé’s ongoing success.

Focus on key areas

Long‑term value creation requires focus. In consultation with experts, we chose to prioritize the three areas where our business intersects the most with society: nutrition, rural development and water. Value creation is only possible with a solid foundation of compliance and a culture of respect, as well as a firm commitment to environmental and social sustainability. Our impact on these focus areas is measured by progress against publicly stated commitments, which are informed by our materiality assessment and regular feedback from external groups.

The business case for Creating Shared Value

We cannot maximize long‑term sustainable value creation for shareholders at the expense of other stakeholders. We believe that societies will not support a business that harms our communities and overall sense of well‑being. Creating Shared Value helps ensure that we remain relevant with consumers.