Actions from the private sector will be key to ensuring the success of the UN’s climate change agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. You can read more about our commitments to sustainable business in the full version of the 2015 ‘Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments' report (pdf, 17 Mb) which is available online now. A summary version (pdf, 4 Mb) of the same report was published in March.
The full report was prepared ‘in accordance’ with the comprehensive option of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 guidelines and Food Processing Sector Supplement.
Reporting according to the G4 Comprehensive option requires the company to collect and publish data on its work in areas like human rights, diversity and gender, climate change, biodiversity, governance and fighting corruption.
The data published in the report will be updated every year so stakeholders can benchmark the company’s progress in these areas through Nestlé’s commitments to society.
Nestlé has also produced an extended materiality analysis as part of its G4 reporting. This plots the economic, social and environmental issues of most concern to stakeholders against the risks or opportunities they present to Nestlé.
The 2015 materiality analysis has helped Nestlé refine its existing commitments and identify areas for improvement, resulting in one new commitment for 2016 that bring Nestlé’s total number of public commitments to 39.
The GRI is a non-profit organisation that promotes economic sustainability and leads in the field of non-financial reporting.
Read the full report and view the interactive graphic on Nestlé’s commitments to society.