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SOURCE Nestlé in the United States
Expanded "Creating Shared Value" report highlights global sustainability commitments
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestlé in the United States, which represents seven operating companies across the country, today released its Creating Shared Value (CSV) report, the first expanded effort to highlight U.S.-specific milestones and achievements tied to Nestlé's global sustainability principles and commitments. As the world's largest food and beverage company – serving 97 percent of American households – Nestlé's mission is to lead the industry in nutrition, health and wellness and to create a more sustainable future. To that end, the new report documents the company's nutritional, social and environmental progress from the past year, as well as provides updates on the company's U.S. progress toward Nestlé's global commitments.
"We know that for Nestlé to continue to be successful in the long term, we have to create value not only for our business, but also for everyone we touch – our consumers and their pets, our employees, the communities where we operate and society as a whole," stated Paul Grimwood, Chairman of Nestlé's operations in the U.S. and CEO of Nestlé USA, the largest of Nestlé's seven U.S. operating companies. "This report underscores that fundamental belief."
The new report shares specific sustainability commitments and progress in the categories of nutrition, environmental impact and water use, social impact, rural development and responsible sourcing. Highlights from this year's report include:
Nutrition, Health, and Wellness
Social Impact in 2013
Paul Bakus, President of U.S. Corporate Affairs, added, "We believe that transparent, honest reporting is essential if businesses want to effectively engage with stakeholders. Nestlé's U.S. CSV report and our expanded presence in Washington, D.C. represent an important step forward in our commitment to doing more and having an open dialogue."
To learn more about Nestlé's 2013 Creating Shared Value report, visit http://www.nestleusa.com/creating-shared-value.
About Nestlé in the U.S.
Committed to being recognized and trusted as the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, Nestlé in the United States provides nutritious, healthful food for every member of the family at every stage of life: infants and toddlers, families, mature adults/grandparents and pets. Nestlé in the United States consists of seven main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso and Nestlé Health Science. Together, these companies operate in more than 120 locations in 47 states and employ over 51,000 people. The United States is Nestlé S.A.'s largest market, with combined product sales in the United States totaling more than $25 billion in 2013. For more information, visit: http://www.nestleusa.com/creating-shared-value.
 The Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria are based on nutrition science and U.S. dietary guidelines. Our products are evaluated against these criteria, using the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System, which determines their nutritional value and whether they meet the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation targets.
 Children's products are defined as products for which 50% or more consumers are below 12 years of age, or are designed for or perceived as being designed for this age group.
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