Diversity & inclusion
Integral to our culture
Diversity & inclusion is our everyday reality. We respect and encourage uniqueness and potential regardless of your race, gender, culture, sexual orientation or disability.
Diversity in everyday life
We promote diversity & inclusion through our culture, our work in society and with innovation.
We build an inclusive culture leveraging the differences of our employees.
We're inclusive in the way we act and engage with society and stakeholders.
We think about the needs of diverse consumers and customers when we make and distribute our products.
We work with people who respect our values, provide equal opportunities for all, and protect everyone's privacy. We do not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels included and able to bring their whole selves to work. This commitment starts at recruitment and continues to the end of the working relationship. We have a diversity & inclusion action plan designed to provide equal opportunities for everyone to contribute, grow and feel valued.
Taking action worldwide
Globally, Nestlé efforts are centered in four focus areas within diversity & inclusion: gender balance, people with disabilities, LGBT+ community and race & ethnicity.
We have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2001. Through our Gender Balance Acceleration Plan, globally, we aim to increase the proportion of women in our top 200 senior executive positions to 30% by 2022.
People with disabilities
Through membership of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network we promote the inclusion of people with disabilities across our global workforce. In 2020, we signed The Valuable 500 commitment to put disability inclusion on our leadership agenda.
We are proud to support the United Nations Free & Equal Standards of Conduct for Business on tackling discrimination against LGBT+ people.
Race and ethnicity
Nestlé has advanced racial and ethnic inclusion for a long time. Today, more than 85% of management committee positions in the countries we operate are held by local employees who represent the communities we serve. Nestlé was one of the founding members of the World Economic Forum's Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative.