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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Nestlé 

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Bring Your Whole Self to Work

At Nestlé, we take pride in our commitment to foster a diverse workforce that is inclusive of everyone – it’s integral to our culture. We aim to empower our employees to bring their whole self, unique perspectives and talents to every challenge. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to our company as we work together to win with consumers and meet customer needs. Our business depends on it. 

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement:

Provide an inclusive workplace built on respect and dignity that leverages individual differences and generates equal opportunities for everyone and enables us to win with consumers. We achieve this by: 

  • Creating a culture of support and empowerment through our employee-led engagement groups, inclusive hiring practices, and company-wide learning and development programs 

  • Facilitating unconscious bias training, implementing workplace flexibility policies, and actively removing constraints that limit employees of diverse backgrounds to inspire innovation 

Diversity

The many ways in which people differ, whether visible characteristics such as physical ability, gender, age, or race, or less visible differences, including but not limited to family status, mental health, religious beliefs, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more.​ 

Equity

Fair access for people and groups, with consideration for their unique barriers, creating an equal opportunity for success​. 

Inclusion

A work environment where employees feel valued, respected, and heard, which maximizes the value of our diverse workforce by engaging individual differences to achieve enhanced business results and win with the consumer.​ 

What We Offer

As individual leaders and as a group, we continue to put diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center of our operations and share a commitment to keep building a culture that embraces all. We know that our employees are what makes our Nestlé community so special. We also know that without diverse employees, diverse suppliers and diverse perspectives—we cannot serve our consumers, customers and communities, and meet the full, powerful potential of our Nestlé’s U.S. market. 

While many of our programs are shared by our operating companies, each of them have something unique to offer. 

Hear What Our Employees Have to Say
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Sabena, Sr. Financial Analyst
Sabena, Sr. Financial Analyst

“Being a part of the DE&I community within Nestlé has helped me embrace and appreciate diversity in the workplace. Its’ impactful initiatives have created a sense of representation, community, and equity that has fostered inclusivity of diverse cultures.”

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Britney, Order Fulfillment Specialist
Britney, Order Fulfillment Specialist

“Nestle’s environment has helped me to be my complete self at work. As a person with a disability that is both visible and invisible, it can make it hard to feel seen for myself or to be myself every single day. Nestlé gave me the platform to teach not only my co-workers, but the company about my story and has helped to bring my whole self to work day in and day out. It’s a really great feeling!” 

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Alissa, Specialty Representative
Alissa, Specialty Representative

“Nestlé has taken the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion seriously! I feel seen, heard, and appreciated as an employee. I applaud the company and leadership for stepping up and standing out when it comes to DE&I.” 

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Amanda, Finance Manager
Amanda, Finance Manager

"At Nestlé we have the fantastic chance to work with so many different people, from amazing cultures, one of a kind backgrounds! This is all available to us in a quick call with your peer on the other side of the world, during a relocation or a mission and at the coffee station in the office. I've learned different points of view at Nestle because of all the different teams I've had a chance to work with! "

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Alisa, Customer Solution & Claims Associate
Alisa, Customer Solution & Claims Associate

“Nestlé is creating an environment where change is being embraced. People are willing to constantly learn how to recognize, acknowledge and celebrate our differences. At work, I don’t feel like I need to leave who I am or what I am going through checked at the door. We are cultivating a workplace that understands our lives affect our jobs.”

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Awards and Recognition
Treating people well is our business

Our success is based on our people. Their consideration for one another directly impacts our work, our brand, and our products. Together, we’ve created a culture with respect and dignity at its core that extends to our hiring process. We recruit competent and motivated people and provide equal opportunities for all – because we understand that innovation can come from anyone, and excellence comes from us all working together.

Nestlé scores a 100 on the HRC Corporate Equality Index

 

Learn more about Nestlé USA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Our commitment goes beyond representation and partnerships. We know that in order to contribute to a healthier future for everyone, we must have a workforce that represent our customers. We must be diverse and foster a culture of inclusion to drive innovation and create products our consumers and their families love.  

Some of our recent work includes: 

  • Achieving 1:1 pay equity for women and underrepresented minorities and implementing a progressive parental leave policy 
  • Donating 1.75 million to The National Urban League and other organizations focused on racial equity, and developing a plan across several pillars to help us address racial inequity 
  • Along with our partners in the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance we wrote an open letter to congress offering strong support to the Equality Act, which we believe is a strong step forward towards ensuring that all people, in all settings, are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect 
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Learn more about Nespresso’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Care is our only requirement. With a history as innovative as ours, it’s clear our company relies on the unique points of view of our employees.  

  • Our diverse team is made up of 90 different nationalities. But no matter the role, we focus more on who you are than where you’re from. Because to us, caring about our work is your most important qualification. So, if you’re driven by quality, are excited to try new ideas, and never hide what you care about, you will be a perfect fit on any of our teams 
  • Balance is important when it comes to coffee flavors – and our business. While our global male/female balance is 43/57, we are continually striving to reflect that same balance in our senior positions 
  • Beyond management, we seek to strengthen the voice of women in every area we are a part of. Their view can even help us succeed in unexpected ways. For example, in coffee field operations, we have learned that the presence of female agronomists is key for the participation of women farmers in training. Today, women agronomists at our suppliers comprise 30% of our global field workforce 
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Learn more about Nestlé Purina’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

By sharing the celebration of our differences, we make a bigger difference in this world. Working together, #WeStandTaller. 

Our Employee Engagement Groups
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Gender Balance Network

Purpose: To foster a diverse and inclusive culture that promotes gender balance and supports women at every stage of their career.

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iGen – Young Professionals

Purpose: To serve as a resource for Nestlé’s early career employees, encouraging professional development and leadership skills, industry knowledge, and cross-divisional relationships.

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Pan Asian Network

Purpose: To cultivate a community that provides members with career development and civic engagement opportunities, while also highlighting ways of winning with Pan-Asian consumers.

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NBEA

Purpose: To promote a work environment where Nestlé black employees are empowered to excel professionally and help Nestle leverage its competitive advantage.

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Nestlé Latino Network

Purpose: To foster the development of Nestlé Latino employees and to promote the business importance of the Hispanic community among our company and brands.

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Nestlé Pride Alliance

Purpose: To provide a space for LGBTQ+ employees and allies to champion, celebrate, and support our LGBTQ+ colleagues to live their most authentic lives at work and in our communities.

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THRIVE Ability Network

Purpose: To provide a supportive and encouraging community that allows Nestlé employees to broaden their understanding regarding people with disabilities, critical illnesses, and those serving as caregivers. 

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Military Community at Nestlé

Purpose: To create a positive community for our military employees, and to foster the military perspective in company initiatives. Military affiliation is not a requirement to join.

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Women in Engineering at Nestlé 

Purpose: To empower women to achieve full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders, and reinforce engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life. 

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Working Parents Network

Purpose: To connect working parents across Nestlé, offering a forum to share and learn from each other to achieve a more satisfying work/life balance, develop in our careers, and harmonize the transition between parent and employee.

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Women in Nestlé 

Purpose: Mission is to develop women as leaders in our organization and drive gender balance. 

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Multicultural Partners Network

 

 

 

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Nespresso Volunteer Network

 

 

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Health & Wellness

 

 

A Sampling of our Community Partners
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