What is Creating Shared Value?
At Nestlé, it is our fundamental belief that for a company to be successful over the long term and create value for shareholders, it must also create value for society. We call this Creating Shared Value, and it is the way Nestlé does business.
Creating Shared Value begins with the understanding that for our business to prosper over the long term, the communities we serve must also prosper. We believe that businesses can create competitive advantage, which in turn will deliver better returns for shareholders, through actions that substantially address social or environmental challenges.
At Nestlé, this begins with the creation of superior long-term value for shareholders by offering products and services that help people improve their nutrition, health and wellness. At the same time, we actively manage our commitments to environmental and social sustainability, necessary for operating our factories and for the sustainable growth and development of the communities and countries where we operate.
In Trinidad and Tobago Nestlé is best positioned to create shared value in three areas: nutrition, the environment and agricultural development.