Nestlé has publicly stated its support for the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant WHO Resolutions, which aim:
1. To protect and promote breast-feeding.
2. To ensure the proper use of breast-milk substitutes when these are needed. The Code recognises the importance of breast-feeding while acknowledging that there is a legitimate market for breast-milk substitutes when breast-feeding is not possible.
Nestlé acknowledges that, independently of any other measures taken by Governments to implement the Code, Nestlé is responsible for monitoring their marketing practices according to the principles and objectives of the Code. Furthermore we ensure that our conduct at every level conforms to the Nestlé Policy and Instructions in this regard.
Nestlé is a member of the following trade associations and industry policy groups related to Nutrition:
Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA)
Food Safety Initiative (FSI)
Infant Feeding Association (IFA)
Enteral Nutrition Association of South Africa (ENASA)
South African Association for Food, Science and Technology (SAAFoST)