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Principles Mandatory June 2010

The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles

Principles Mandatory June 2010

Author / issuing department Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Target audience All employees Related Group Principles / Policies, Standards or Guidelines Code of Business Conduct, The Nestlé Management and Leadership Principles Repository All Nestlé Principles and Policies, Standards and Guidelines can be found in the Centre online repository at http://intranet.nestle.com/nestledocs. Date of publication June 2010 Copyright and confidentiality The content of this document may not be reproduced without proper authorisation. All rights belong to Nestec Ltd., 1800 Vevey, Switzerland. © 2010, Nestec Ltd.

In case of doubt or differences of interpretation, the English version shall prevail.

Design Nestec Ltd., Corporate Identity & Design, Vevey, Switzerland Production Altavia Swiss Paper This report is printed on BVS, a paper produced from well-managed forests and other controlled sources certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Table of contents
3 5 6 Commitment of the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer The foundation for sustainability and Creating Shared Value The ten principles of business operations Consumers 1 Nutrition, Health and Wellness 2 Quality assurance and product safety 3 Consumer communication Human rights and labour practices 4 Human rights in our business activities Our people 5 Leadership and personal responsibility 6 Safety and health at work Suppliers and customers 7 Supplier and customer relations 8 Agriculture and rural development The environment 9 Environmental sustainability 10 Water Detailed descriptions and links to corporate policies Consumers Human rights and labour practices Our people Suppliers and customers The environment Auditing

8 8 9 10 11 12 13

The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles

1

Nestlé principles and policies map The ten principles of business operations Consumers Human rights and labour practices Our people

1

Nutrition, Health and Wellness
Nestlé Principles on Nutrition, Health and Wellness

2

Quality assurance and product safety
Nestlé Quality Policy Nestlé Nutrition Quality Policy

3

Consumer communication

4

Human rights in our business activities
UN Global Compact* ILO Conventions 87, 138, 182*

5

Leadership and personal responsibility
Nestlé Management and Leadership Principles Nestlé Code of Business Conduct

Nestlé Consumer Communication Principles Nestlé Policy on Nutrition and Health Claims Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System Nestlé Nutritional Compass WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes* Nestlé Privacy Policy

UN Convention of the Rights of the Child: Article 32* OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2000* ILO Declaration on Multinational Enterprises 2006*

Nestlé Human Resources Policy

Suppliers and customers

The environment

6

Safety and health at work

7

Supplier and customer relations
Nestlé Supplier Code

8

Agriculture and rural development
Nestlé Policy on Environmental Sustainability

9

Environmental sustainability

10

Water

Nestlé Policy on Safety and Health at Work

Nestlé Policy on Environmental Sustainability

Nestlé Policy on Environmental Sustainability Nestlé Commitments on Water

* External references

Commitment of the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles are at the basis of our company’s culture, which has developed over the span of 140 years. Since Henri Nestlé first developed his successful infant cereal “Farine Lactée”, we have built our business on the fundamental principle that to have long-term success for our shareholders, we not only have to comply with all applicable legal requirements and ensure that all our activities are sustainable, but additionally we have to create significant value for society. At Nestlé we call this Creating...
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