Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles

Our Corporate Business Principles at the heart of our company 

Available in more than 50 languages, these principles reflect the basic ideas of fairness, honesty and a concern for individuals and families, as well as the communities and the planet that the company holds to heart.

Ever since Henri Nestlé first developed his successful infant cereal “Farine Lactée”, we have built our business on the conviction that to have long-term success, we not only have to comply with all applicable legal requirements while ensuring our activities are sustainable, but we must also create value for society.

Our internal rules not only require strict compliance with the law, they also guide our actions. This is so even when the law is more lenient or where there is no applicable law at all, because for us, upholding compliance goes beyond keeping checklists. It requires steadfast principles that apply across the whole company and provide clear guidance for all employees, without any exclusions. 

While our Corporate Business Principles are firmly established, we continue to adapt them for a changing world. For instance, we incorporated all the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact soon after their creation. We continue to uphold and implement these on a daily basis up to this day.

We are committed to the following our Corporate Business Principles in all countries, taking into account local legislation, cultural and religious practices.

You can read all of the Company's Corporate Principles by downloading a pdf brochure available here: Nestlé Corporate Business Principles (English - pdf, 2Mb).