In 2017, we took a number of steps to drive progress towards meeting our 2030 ambitions. These included strengthening the Nestlé for Healthier Kids programme, the extension of our Nestlé needs YOUth initiative and further developing our responsible water stewardship activities.
By helping new generations eat and drink better and move more, we will enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. We have developed Nestlé for Healthier Kids to bring together all our efforts that support parents and caregivers in raising healthier children, from leading research and product formulation to education and innovative nutrition and lifestyle services.
Our ambition for our global youth initiative, Nestlé needs YOUth, is to help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities by 2030. This global initiative combines and coordinates all our activities that support young people around the world, including the Alliance for YOUth.
If we are to continue to grow sustainably, we must ensure we use the planet’s resources wisely. We want our products to not only be tastier and healthier but also better for the environment. Our 2030 ambition is to strive for zero environmental impact in our operations. Safeguarding the environment is part of our Creating Shared Value pyramid, which also identified water as one of our priorities.