Food and beverage company
World's #1 food and beverage company. World's #1 coffee company. Its pet food, bottled water and baby food businesses are also amongst the largest in the world. Founded in Switzerland in 1866 by Henri Nestl.
In 2016 Greenpeace published a report on the progress towards zero deforestation in the palm oil supply chains of several multinational companies. Companies were assessed on three criteria: responsible sourcing, transparency and industry reform. This company was rated as 'on track'.
Source: Greenpeace (2016)
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of A.
Source: CDP (2019)
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 assesses 173 companies on the commitments they have made, and the actions they have taken, to ensure that there is no destruction of nature including no deforestation along their supply chains; and support a responsible and sustainable palm oil industry beyond their own supply chain. This company is rated 'leading the way' with a score of 17 out of a possible total of 22.
Source: WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 (2019)
The Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) is a global initiative that evaluates the world's largest food and beverage manufacturers on their policies, practices and performance related to undernutrition and obesity. Of the 22 companies ranked this company came 1st.
Source: Access to Nutrition Foundation (2018)
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of A-.
Source: CDP (2019)
The 2019 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 2, "Integral to business strategy", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
Source: BBFAW (2019)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 81/100 in the Food Products category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Source: S&P Global (2019)
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This company received a score of 71%.
Source: Forest 500 (2019)
In 2018 KnowTheChain benchmarked 120 large global companies in the ICT, Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear sectors on their efforts to address forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains. This company received a score of 58/100.
Source: KnowTheChain (2018)
The 2019 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessed 200 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world from the Agricultural Products, Apparel, Extractives and ICT Manufacturing sectors on 100 human rights indicators. This company's score was in the 50-60 band range. The overall average score was a disappointing 24%.
Source: CHRB (2019)
Oxfam's 2016 Behind the Brands Scorecard assesses the agricultural sourcing policies of the world's 10 largest food and beverage companies. It exclusively focuses on publicly available information that relates to the policies of these companies on their sourcing of agricultural commodities from developing countries. This company scored 69% (fair).
Source: Oxfam (2016)
Nestle is the target of a boycott because it contributes to the unnecessary death and suffering of infants around the world by aggressively marketing baby foods in breach of international marketing standards. Nestle is singled out for boycott action by Baby Milk Action as monitoring shows it to be responsible for more violations of the requirements than any other company.
Source: Babymilk Action, Nestle Boycott (2013)
Across North America, Nestle is staking claim to community water resources. In the worst cases, Nestle's water grab is ruining streams, ponds, wells and aquifers. And in all cases, Nestle's practices are raising serious questions about who should be allowed to control water, our most essential resource, and to what end.
Source: Corporate Accountability (2020)
In 2018 volunteers collected and catalogued more than 187,000 pieces of trash from beach cleanups around the world to find out which corporations are contributing the most to the global plastic pollution problem. This company was found to be the world's third worst plastic polluter.
Source: #breakfreefromplastic (2018)
This company sources palm oil from at least 20 of the 25 dirty palm oil producers identified in the 2018 Greenpeace report "The Final Countdown". In addition to deforestation, the 25 individual cases in the report include evidence of exploitation and social conflicts, illegal deforestation, development without permits, plantation development in areas zoned for protection and forest fires linked to land clearance.
Source: Greenpeace (2018)
A 2017 investigation by Mighty Earth, "Chocolate's Dark Secret," found that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by major chocolate companies, including this one, is grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The countries are the world's two largest cocoa producers. The report documents how in several national parks and other protected areas, 90% or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa. Less than four percent of Ivory Coast remains densely forested.
Source: Mighty Earth (2017)
This company appeared on Global Exchange's list of Top Ten Corporate Criminals Alumni for unnecessarily marketing infant formula to nursing mothers, pushing bottled water sales, and failing to stop child labor in cocoa fields.
Source: Global Exchange (2017)
Investigations into Brazil's coffee industry by Denmark-based Danwatch revealed debt bondage, child labour, deadly pesticides, a lack of protective equipment, and workers without contracts. This company sources coffee beans from Brazilian plantations and admits that it is possible that coffee from plantations with poor labour conditions ended up in their products.
Source: Danwatch (2016)
This company is named and shamed in IBFAN's 2017 report, 'Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2017', evidence of violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, compiled from June 2014 to June 2017. The report covers 792 Code violations from 79 countries and by 28 companies.
Source: IBFAN (2017)
In 2015 Cruelty Free International exposed cruel animal tests carried out by Danone, Nestle and Yakult, presumably so that the companies could market health claims about their products.
Source: Cruelty Free International (2015)
This company received a score of 11.8/100 (retrieved 25-Feb-2020) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
Source: IPE (2020)
A 2016 report by Amnesty International found a range of labour rights abuses on the palm oil plantations operated by Wilmar's subsidiaries and suppliers in Indonesia. These abuses include worst forms of child labour, forced labour, discrimination against women workers, people being paid below the minimum wage, and workers suffering injuries from toxic chemicals. The report confirms that Nestle purchases palm oil from Wilmar.
Source: Amnesty (2016)
This company scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for their use of palm oil, signifying they are using no or minimal certified palm products, and with no or minimal positive commitments.
Source: Ethical Consumer (2019)
In 2019 Rainforest Action Network (RAN) conducted a series of undercover investigations which showed that several major snack food producers, including this company, have been found purchasing palm oil from mills that have continued to source palm oil resulting from the illegal clearing of lowland rainforests within the nationally protected Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve in Indonesia. These mills are located immediately next to areas of illegal encroachment into the Leuser Ecosystem and lack the necessary procedures to trace the location where the palm oil they sell is grown, a key requirement for complying with the No Deforestation, No Peatlands, No Exploitation (NDPE) policy this company has publicly committed to.
Source: RAN (2019)
Nestle has been criticised for the promotion of bottled water and undermining local control of water supplies in communities by turning water into a profit driven commodity.
Source: Bottled Life (2015)
This 2014 report by Friends of the Earth documents a tenfold increase in unregulated, unlabeled "nanofood" products on the American market since 2008. The report named this company among those with products containing unlabeled nano-ingredients. These nanomaterials differ significantly from larger particles of the same chemical composition, and new studies are adding to a growing body of scientific evidence indicating they may be more toxic to humans and the environment.
Source: FOE (2014)
Independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth in 2015 found potentially harmful nanoparticles in popular baby formulas sold throughout the USA, including products by this company. A growing body of scientific research demonstrates that nanoparticles pose threats to human health, raising concerns about their use in food and many other consumer products.
Source: FOE (2015)
In Feb 2013 eleven chocolate companies including Nestle and Kraft were fined over 60m euros ($82m) for colluding to raise chocolate prices in Germany, while price fixing investigations continue in the US and Canada.
Source: news article (2013)
The WWF Soy Scorecard 2016 rates companies on their use of responsible soy, grown without damaging the environment and harming people. This company failed to respond to requests for information.
Source: WWF Soy Scorecard 2030 (2016)
Nestle refuse to agree to Baby Milk Action's four point plan. The four point plan was put to Nestle in 2001 as a way to call off the international boycott on Nestle products. Nestle rejected the plan immediately and since 2005 have refuse to debate the issue. See the plan and Nestle's response.
Source: Baby Milk Action (2012)
Specifics on why target Nestle is the continued target of the boycott; and a look at what Nestle does and does not do in the light of what it says it does.
Source: Baby Milk Action (2013)
In early 1997, Syed Aamar Raza a Medical Delegate for Nestle in Pakistan, responsible for promoting breastmilk substitutes and infant cereals, resigned from his job. Six months later he issued his former employers a Legal Notice (dated 12/11/1997), attaching nearly 80 pages of evidence of the company's unethical marketing practices. These alleged practises included bribing doctors to recommend Nestle products, being paid commission on his sales, something banned under the code and handing out samples at baby shows.
Source: Baby Milk Action (1997)
The Guardian ran a report (2007)'Milking it' by Joanna Moorhead who travelled to Bangladesh to investigate whether Nestle and other baby milk firms were still using aggressive marketing tactics in Bangladesh and found them to be still pushing their product on mothers.
Source: Guardian Weekly (2007)
This International Labor Rights Forum report highlights corporations known for violating workers' freedom of association and right to organise. This company was selected on the basis of their ties to violence against trade unions and suppression of the universal right to organise. [listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: ILRF (2009)
The film Formula For Disaster (2007) highlighted many of the problems. Including how baby food companies undermine breastfeeding, the conditions under which mothers are using formula, company promotions and health workers explaining the pressure they are under to recommend company products.
Source: U-tube (2007)
Friends of the Earth's 2014 report "Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks" names this company as one of over 200 transnational food companies engaged in nanotechnology research and development, and on their way to commercializing products. New studies are adding to a growing body of scientific evidence indicating nanomaterials may be toxic to humans and the environment.
Source: FOE (2014)
The South African civil rights initiative, AfriForum, launched an international campaign calling on people to boycott all Nestle products, unless Nestle decided by 7 October 2009 to stop buying milk from Grace Mugabe, wife of the Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe. From 4 October 2009, Nestle stopped buying any milk from Grace Mugabe.
Source: The Telegraph (2009)
This company has signed a letter of intent (https://bit.ly/2rdBlwn) to participate in the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which claims will lift 50 million people in Africa out of poverty by 2022. But according to a 2015 report by ActionAid, the scheme will benefit multinational companies at the expense of small-scale farmers and is likely to increase poverty and inequality in Africa. Launched in 2012, the New Alliance provides aid money from rich countries like the US and the UK, and helps big business invest in the African agricultural sector. But in return, African countries are required to change their land, seed and trade rules in favour of big business. The New Alliance will: Make it easier for big corporations to grab land in Africa: Prevent farmers from breeding, saving and exchanging seeds: Heavily promote chemical fertilisers and pesticides, which increase farmers risk of debt as well as damaging the environment and farmers' health: Replace family farms with low paid, insecure jobs; and Prevent countries from restricting crop exports, even at times of domestic shortage.
Source: Action Aid (2015)
In 2010 Nestle responded to Greenpeace evidence of the Sinar Mas group's destructive practices by cancelling their contracts with the Indonesian palm oil and paper giant. Greenpeace has documented Sinar Mas repeatedly breaking industry guidelines, Indonesian law and its own public statements, razing rainforests to the ground in its race to produce palm oil.
Source: Greenpeace (2010)
This company is a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, whose goal is to eliminate plastic pollution at its source.
Source: New Plastics Economy (2019)
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target; put a price on carbon; commit to 100% renewable power; responsible corporate engagement in climate policy; report climate change information in mainstream reports as a fiduciary duty; remove commodity-driven deforestation from all supply chains by 2020; develop low carbon action plan.
Source: We Mean Business (2017)
When joining the Fair Labor Association (FLA) this company committed to promoting and complying with international labor standards throughout their supply chain. The FLA does not accredit the company itself; rather, they accredit the company's labor compliance program. Being granted accreditation implies that their workplace standards program is substantially in compliance with the FLA Code.
Source: Fair Labor Association (2016)
This company appears on the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, signifying a commitment to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation, and transparency.
Source: Bloomberg (2020)
In 2014 Nestle announced a comprehensive and ambitious animal welfare program, which will cleanse its supply chain of the following practices: confinement of sows in gestation crates, calves in veal crates and egg-laying chickens in cages; the forced rapid growth of chickens used for meat products; and the harsh cutting of the horns, tails and genitals of farm animals without painkillers.
Source: Humane Society of the US (2014)
This company is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), an international membership organization representing more than 100 member companies across the cocoa value chain. WCF is committed to creating a sustainable cocoa economy through economic & social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.
Source: World Cocoa Foundation (2019)
This company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
Source: How2Recycle (2020)
In March 2013 Nestle published "a set of forward-looking commitments to society and on environment sustainability it aims to meet by 2020 or earlier." The company has identified 30 goals in the areas of nutrition, water, rural development, sustainability and compliance in its new report, 'Nestle in Society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments 2012'.
Source: company website (2013)
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
Source: SAI Platform (2019)
This company is a Bronze Member of the Sustainable Brands Network, the leading peer to peer, learning and networking group designed to support brands in meeting their sustainability goals and ultimately become those leaders of the next sustainable economy.
Source: Sustainable Brands (2018)
Deloitte developed a Zero Impact Growth Monitor that was used in 2012 to assess and rank 65 different companies' attempts to become more sustainable. Six companies reached the 'Ecosystem' level: Puma, Nike, Nestle, Natura, Unilever and Ricoh. These pioneering companies have not only set measurable and ambitious mid- to long-term targets (beyond 2020), but have also embedded their sub-policies in a holistic strategic vision of their attempt to minimize their negative environmental and societal impacts.
Source: Deloitte (2012)
This company is a member of Bonsucro - Better Sugar Cane Initiative, a global non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation fostering the sustainability of the sugarcane sector through its leading metric-based certification scheme and its support for continuous improvement for members.
Source: Bonsucro (2019)
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
Source: Sedex (2018)
This company is a member of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, demonstrating a commitment to no further conversion of any forest land for cocoa production in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. On March 2019, thirty-three company signatories, accounting for about 85% of global cocoa usage, released detailed individual action plans. The action plans focus on forest protection and restoration, sustainable cocoa production and farmers' livelihoods, and community engagement and social inclusion.
Source: World Cocoa Foundation (2020)
Greenpeace launched a campaign in March 2010 asserting that Nestle, maker of Kit Kat, uses palm oil from companies that are trashing Indonesian rainforests, threatening the livelihoods of local people and pushing orang-utans towards extinction. Two months later Nestle announced a commitment to stop using products that come from rainforest destruction.
Source: Greenpeace (2010)
As You Sow's 2020 report, Waste and Opportunity, ranks companies on plastic packaging pollution. The study measures the progress of 50 large companies in the beverage, quick-service restaurant, consumer packaged goods, and retail sectors on six core pillars where swift action is needed to reduce plastic pollution: 1) Packaging Design, 2) Reusable Packaging, 3) Recycled Content, 4) Packaging Data Transparency, 5) Support for Recycling, and 6) Producer Responsibility. This company received a grade of C+
Source: As You Sow (2020)
According to the Nestle website, Nestle agrees with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other leading medical and health associations that breast-milk is the best and most natural food for babies. Nestle also supports the WHO/UNICEF's Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. [Note, despite these statements, Nestle refuse to agree to Baby Milk Action's four point plan. The four point plan was put to Nestle in 2001 as a way to call off the international boycott on Nestle products.]
Source: Nestle website (2013)
Latest updates on Nestle from the IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations). The IUF is an international federation of trade unions representing workers.
Source: IUF (2015)
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) requires companies operating in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. KnowTheChain.org has examined this company's disclosure statement and concluded that it addresses the majority of SB 657 requirements. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Source: company website (2013)
Over the last 60 years farming has become dependent on the intensive use of chemicals. As You Sow's 2019 report, Pesticides in the Pantry, examines the growing risks posed by the use of synthetic pesticides in agricultural supply chains to food manufacturers, and scores companies on their efforts to reduce pesticide use in their supply chains. Scores ranged from 18 to 0, with an average score of 6.1. This company received a score of 7/30.
Source: As You Sow (2019)
In 2020 Green America, Mighty Earth and Be Slavery Free released their Chocolate Guide, which breaks down company commitments and policies in regards to deforestation and child labour. It does not assess effectiveness or implementation. This company is rated as "Policy improvements needed".
Source: Be Slavery Free (2020)
This company received a score of 57.1/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
Source: Newsweek (2017)
This company is listed on the Facing Finance website as a company that manufactures weapons or profits from violations of human rights, pollution, corruption, or international law. Follow link for further details.
Source: Facing Finance (2014)
The Corporate Research Project's Corporate Rap Sheets are dossiers summarising the most significant crimes, violations and other questionable activities of the world's largest and most controversial companies. Follow link to see this company's Corporate Rap Sheet. "One of the world's most controversial corporations. For more than two decades the Nestle name was widely associated with a controversy, including a longstanding boycott, over its marketing of infant formula in poor countries. More recently, the company has been one of the primary targets of the global movement against the bottled water industry. The company's hard-line labor relations practices in poor countries have made it a villain in the eyes of the international union movement."
Source: Corporate Research Project (2018)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2014)
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$103.7 billion in 2013|
|# Employees||333,000 in 2013|
|Subsidiaries||L'Oreal SA (23% owned)
- L'Oreal Australia Pty Ltd
- YSL Beaute
- Urban Decay Cosmetics LLC
Nestle Australia Ltd
- Nestle Purina PetCare Australia
Cereal Partners Worldwide SA (50% owned)
- Cereal Partners Australia Pty Ltd
Froneri International plc (50% owned)
- Australasian Food Group Pty Ltd
|Address||Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland|
Products / BrandsL'Oreal Australia
Biotherm Skin Care
David Yurman Fragrances
Elnett Hair Styling
Essie Nail Care
Garnier Tanning Lotions
Garnier Skin Care
Garnier Fructis Shampoo
Garnier Fructis Hair Styling
Garnier Nutrisse Hair Colour
Giorgio Armani Fragrances
Giorgio Armani Cosmetics
Helena Rubinstein Cosmetics
Kiehl's Skin Care
L'Oreal Skin Care
L'Oreal Hair Styling
L'Oreal Hair Colour
L'Oreal Tanning Lotions
L'Oreal Men Expert Mens Grooming
Porsche Design Fragrances
Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Shu Uemura Cosmetics
SkinCeuticals Skin Care
Thierry Mugler Fragrances
Viktor Rolf Fragrances
Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics
Urban Decay Cosmetics
Acqua Panna Mineral Water
Aero UTZ Certified Chocolate
Allens Sweets & Lollies
Allens Mints & Gum
Anticol Cold & Flu
Baci UTZ Certified Chocolate
Beneful Dog Food
Bonnie Dog Food
Branston Pickles, Chutney & Relish
Buitoni Pasta Sauce
Butter Menthol Lozenges
Caro Milk Flavouring
Cerelac Baby Food
Chokito UTZ Certified Chocolate
Club UTZ Certified Chocolate
Coffeemate Milk Flavouring
Country Cup Soup
Crunch UTZ Certified Chocolate
Dentalife Dog Treats
Dolce Gusto Coffee
Fancy Feast Cat Food
Fantales Milk Flavouring
Felix Cat Food
Friskies Cat Food
Fruit Tingles Sweets & Lollies
Gobstopper Sweets & Lollies
GoCat Cat Food
Golden Rough UTZ Certified Chocolate
Harvest Gourmet Vegetarian & Vegan
International Roast Coffee
Jaffas Milk Flavouring
K9 Fish Food Pet Food (other)
Kit Kat UTZ Certified Chocolate
Kool Mints Mints & Gum
Le Snak Muesli Bars
Lucky Dog Dog Food
Lucky Dog Dog Treats
Maggi Packet Meals
Maggi Soy/Asian Sauce
Maggi Cooking Sauce
Mighty Dog Dog Food
Milky Bar UTZ Certified Chocolate
Milo Milk Flavouring
Milo Muesli Bars
Mint Pattie UTZ Certified Chocolate
Mint Slice UTZ Certified
Minties Sweets & Lollies
Minties Mints & Gum
Nan Baby Formula
Nescafe Gold Organic certified organic Coffee
Nesquik Milk Flavouring
Nestle Baby Formula
Nestle UTZ Certified Chocolate
Nestle Cake Decorating
Nestle Sweets & Lollies
Nestle Milk Flavouring
Nestle Muesli Bars
Nestle Baby Food
One Cat Food
Optifast Weight Loss
Perrier Mineral Water
Pet Life Pet Care
Plaistowe UTZ Certified Chocolate
Pro Plan Cat Food
Pro Plan Dog Food
Purina Cat Food
Purina Dog Food
Purina Dog Treats
Quick-Eze Digestive Care
Rolo UTZ Certified Chocolate
Ruffs Dog Treats
San Pellegrino Mineral Water
San Pellegrino Soft Drinks
Smarties UTZ Certified Chocolate
Sunshine Milk Powder
Supercoat Cat Food
Supercoat Dog Food
Sustagen Milk Flavouring
Sustagen Flavoured Milk
Thomy Salad Dressing/Mayonnaise
Tidy Cats Cat Litter
Total Care Pet Food (other)
Total Care Pet Care
Vittel Bottled Water
Wonka UTZ Certified Chocolate
Wonka Sweets & Lollies
XXX Mints & Gum
Cereal Partners Australia
Morning Sun Muesli & Oats
O&G Muesli & Oats
Purina Health Foods Co. Muesli & Oats
Uncle Tobys Cereal
Uncle Tobys Muesli & Oats
Uncle Tobys Muesli Bars
Uncle Tobys Breakfast On the Go
Vita Brits Some products certified organic Cereal
Peters Ice Cream
Cadbury Ice Cream
Connoisser Ice Cream
Drumstick Ice Cream
Heaven Ice Cream
Maxibon Ice Cream
Milo Ice Cream
Peters Ice Cream
Skinny Cow Ice Cream
Nestle admits supporting fish suppliers who use slave labour
24th Nov 2015 — Food giant Nestle has admitting using fish suppliers in Thailand who use slave labour with their products ending up in their global supply chain. The unusual disclosure comes after a year long probe, which found virtually all U.S. and European companies buying seafood from Thailand are being exposed to the same risks of abuse in their supply chains.
It comes after some of the seafood caught ends up in pet food, and already some customers are suing Nestle alleging Fancy Feast cat food was the product of slave labor associated with Thai Union Frozen Products, a major distributor. [source]
Nestle buys Jenny Craig
15th Dec 2010 — Nestle has bought the Australia/NZ franchise of Jenny Craig. Nestle bought the USA based Jenny Craig Inc in 2006 from private investment firms MidOcean Partners and ACI Capital and founders Jenny and Sid Craig. Founded in Australia in 1983, today they have 650 centres in US, Canada, UK, France, Australia, NZ and more. Jenny Craig is the world's second largest diet firm (after Weight Watchers). [source]
Nestle's palm oil pledge
17th May 2010 — Following a two month campaign by Greenpeace, Nestle, the biggest food and drink company in the world, announced it was committing to stop using products that come from rainforest destruction. The new policy commits Nestle to identify and exclude companies from its supply chain that own or manage 'high risk plantations or farms linked to deforestation'. This would apply to notorious Sinar Mas, a palm oil and paper supplier that Greenpeace has repeatedly caught destroying the rainforest - if it fails to meet Nestle's new criteria - and also have implications for Cargill, one of Nestle's palm oil suppliers which purchases from Sinar Mas. [source]
Greenpeace targets Nestle in palm oil campaign
17th Mar 2010 — Greenpeace launched a campaign in March 2010 asking Nestle to stop buying palm oil from Sinar Mas, who is trashing Indonesian rainforests, threatening the livelihoods of local people and pushing orang-utans towards extinction. [source]
Nestle boycott over Mugabe averted
4th Oct 2009 — The South African civil rights initiative, AfriForum, launched an international campaign calling on people to boycott all Nestle products, unless Nestle decided by 7 October 2009 to stop buying milk from Grace Mugabe - wife of the Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe. From 4 October 2009, Nestle stopped buying any milk from Grace Mugabe. [source]
Nestle Australia buys Uncle Tobys
26th May 2006 — (AUST >> FOREIGN) Food group Burns Philp and Company Ltd sold snack food business Uncle Tobys to Nestle Australia Ltd for $890 million. [source]