Nestlé Mexico presented its semi-annual report Creating shared value in which he shows the progress of his strategy to develop a full power food.
As well as improving the quality of family life through the transition to regenerative food systems and the ethical approach on which they base their business development in the country.
In this context, the Swiss company announced important developments during 2021 and 2022, among which is a reduction of almost 330 thousand tons of CO2eq.
More than 274,000 m3 in water consumption and reduction of almost 4,300 tons of plastic in its packaging.
Furthermore, he pointed out training for more than 10 thousand livestock farmers and small producers in regenerative agriculture practices. And encouraging the employability of more than a million young people through the Youth Initiative program, among other important achievements.
“We are proud to be able to show that it is possible to improve the quality of life of future generations with safe and healthy food. Maintaining a strong commitment value creation sharing, transparency and responsible business that preserves the environment and supports the communities in which we operate”, they state Fausto Costa, Executive President of Nestlé Mexico.
Nestlé creates value for communities
The company’s actions for the benefit of rural communities in Mexico have enabled the training of more than 10,000 pastoralists and small producers in regenerative agriculture practices.
In addition, they achieved the adoption of sustainable practices by more than 400 farmers who grow corn and wheat on an area of almost 10 thousand hectares.
In key coffee and cocoa growing areas in Mexico, the company reported an increase in acquisitions of crops produced through socially responsible practices.
In 2021, the procurement percentage increased from 17% to 45% for cocoa, or from 53.2% to 53.4% for coffee in 2022.
Through the Youth Initiative, the company has helped more than a million young people in the country by providing them with new skills and employment opportunities.
Finally, at the end of 2022, the Swiss company employed more than 5,000 young people under the age of 30 in Mexico, thereby exceeding the goal set ten years ago to include 3,500 people in its ranks.