People understand that food is a source of nourishment and satisfaction, but also pleasure, health, happiness and peace of mind. They are increasingly aware that their food and beverage choices can impact their quality of life and affect the lives of others.
Innovation has been at the heart of our company since its beginning. Ever since Henri Nestlé invented Farine Lactée to alleviate infant mortality, we have been dedicated to enhance people’s lives.
Each day we strive to make our products tastier and healthier choices that help consumers care for themselves and their families. This would not be possible without our unmatched R&D capability, nutrition science and passion for quality in everything we do.
We have the largest R&D network of any food company in the world, with 34 R&D facilities (3 Science & Research centres and 31 Product Technology Centres and R&D centres worldwide), and over 5,000 people involved in R&D. In 2016, 64% of the R&D budget was used to develop more nutritious products. For a number of categories, such as Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Health Science, this is already 100% of the R&D spend.
Behind every one of Nestlé’s products there is a team of scientists, engineers, nutritionists, designers, regulatory specialists and consumer care representatives dedicated to earn our consumers’ trust with safe products of the highest quality: at Nestlé, safety and quality are non-negotiable.
Whether it is in terms of convenience, health or pleasure, we are able and committed to create trustworthy products, systems and services that contribute to improving the quality of consumers’ lives.