It is essential that we build our business on clear principles and sound governance. It helps us to maintain trust in the Nestlé brand and reduces risk throughout our value chain. The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles (pdf, 1 Mb) regulate the way we do business and they form the basis of our culture, our values and our Creating Shared Value strategy. They are regularly reviewed by our Executive Board and aligned with international best practice, incorporating global standards such as the UN Global Compact Principles.

The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles

All of our employees are required to comply with Nestlé’s Corporate Business Principles and we continuously monitor their application and effectiveness. Our principles are implemented every day, across the company, through relevant business codes, policies, processes and tools.

1. Consumers

  • Nutrition, health and wellness
  • Quality assurance and product safety
  • Consumer communication

4. Business integrity

  • Ethics and integrity
  • Privacy and ethical data management


2. Our People

  • Human rights
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Safety and health at work

5. Transparent interaction and communication

  • Internal interaction and communication
  • Engagement and advocacy

3. Value Chain

  • Responsible sourcing
  • Customers and business partners
  • Environmental sustainability
6. Compliance