ESG News Review 20 – 26 September 2014

29 09 2014

Nestlé was among the most praised companies last week as it announced its endorsement of Caring for Climate, the world’s largest coalition on climate issues, during the U.N. Climate Summit in New York. At the same occasion Kellogg Company announced a new commitment to support the livelihoods of 15,000 smallholder growers around the world. Unilever […]

ESG News Review 23 — 29 August 2014

1 09 2014

Nestlé appeared among the most praised companies last week as Nespresso launched its 2020 Sustainability ambition, The Positive Cup, and the Nespresso Sustainable Development Fund, a strategy based on a CHF 500 million investment aiming at improving farmer welfare and driving environmental sustainability in coffee sourcing and consumption. Verizon announced that it will invest nearly […]

ESG News Review 24 — 30 May 2014

2 06 2014

Nestlé was among the most praised companies last week as it is supporting a new strategy organized by the World Cocoa Foundation to promote sustainability in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana; the plan, named ‘CocoaAction’, will help to coordinate and align the sustainability efforts of the world’s largest suppliers and buyers […]

ESG News Review 8 — 14 March 2014

17 03 2014

Toyota was among the most praised companies last week as it announced a wage increase for its Japan-based workers, responding to calls from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Nestlé published a new report describing its efforts to meet commitments in areas such as nutrition, water, rural development, sustainability and compliance; Nestlé also announced it will […]

ESG News Review 25 — 31 January 2014

3 02 2014

Nissan appeared among the most praised companies last week, and so did FedEx. These two companies announced they would begin testing a 100 percent electric compact cargo vehicle. Costco Wholesale was praised by President Obama for “taking the leadership to pay its workers fair wages”. Nestlé announced it would invest one billion dollars in Mexico, […]

Nestlé first major multi-national to launch human rights white paper

9 12 2013

Nestlé has become the first major multi-national company to report publicly on its human rights impacts across seven countries, and what it is doing to address them. Ahead of international Human Rights Day tomorrow, the company has published a white paper (pdf, 910Kb) using information from human rights impact assessments performed in collaboration with the […]

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26 11 2013

Nestlé a tiré son épingle du jeu dans l’actualité Environnement, Social, Gouvernance (ESG) du mois d’octobre, grà¢ce notamment au 2013 Creating Shared Value Forum, qui a mis en évidence les efforts de la société en matière de développement rural en Amérique latine, et son engagement à  construire de nouvelles écoles en Côte d’Ivoire dans le […]

Nestlé helps to develop water and sanitation pledge for business

4 09 2013

Nestlé is one of the first signatories of a new pledge drawn up by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) that commits businesses to upholding the human right to water and sanitation within their operations. The pledge for ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Implementation at the Workplace’ (WASH) challenges companies to provide access to […]

Nestlé inaugure son usine en RD Congo

27 09 2012

Après l’ouverture récente de son site angolais, Nestlé poursuit sa stratégie de développement en inaugurant une usine en RD Congo. L’objectif est de fournir une offre mieux adaptée aux goà»ts locaux et d’utiliser davantage de matières premières produites localement. Nestlé poursuit sa politique de croissance en Afrique avec l’inauguration de sa première usine en République […]

Heineken plans to build hospitals in Haiti

10 04 2012

Heineken, the world’s third biggest brewery, is hatching plans to build hospitals and schools in crisis-torn Haiti. The move demonstrates the growing role of the private sector, particularly the consumer goods industry, in taking on public sector roles in poorer countries. Food and drink makers as well as soft commodity traders have been at the […]