Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region Profile
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 187 countries around the world, and its 291,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality for everyone, today and for generations to come.
In August 2018, we formed a new region known as the Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR), comprising of 23 countries, namely: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Zambia, eSwatini, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti.
The ESAR region employs 3 200 employees. Operationally, we have seven Nestlé factories across ESAR, located as follows: South Africa (five), Zimbabwe (one) and Kenya (one).
In most of the countries where Nestlé operates, there is a plethora of socio-economic challenges including the triple burden of disease: obesity, micronutrient deficiencies and undernutrition.
To respond to these challenges, we bring this purpose to life through our Creating Shared Value business approach. Creating Shared Value is our way of delivering long-term positive impact for our shareholders and for society.