Nestlé S.A. : Nestlé tops leading sustainability indices

           Nestlé S.A. : Nestlé tops leading sustainability indices

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Nestlé is the leading food products company in the Dow Jones Sustainability
Index for the first time with a score of 88%, double the industry average.

The company has also achieved the maximum score for the second year running in
the CDP 'Climate Disclosure Leadership Index' and the CDP 'Climate Performance
Leadership Index', both of which are published in the Global 500 Climate
Change Report 2013.

Nestlé's leading positions in all three indices recognise its strong
performance against a number of benchmarks that measure the environmental and
the social impact of its operations and the transparency of its information
disclosure.

Strong policies
Nestlé's strong policies and transparent reporting in the area of
environmental sustainability - including its climate change mitigation
activities, water management practices and raw material sourcing - led it to
achieving 97% in the 'environment dimension' of the Dow Jones Sustainability
Index, the best score in the industry.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is based on an analysis of companies'
economic, environmental and social performance, including areas such as
corporate governance, climate strategy, supply chain standards and labour
practices.

Halve emissions
Initiatives such as switching from long-distance road transportation to rail
or short-sea shipping in Europe, opting for wind power to supply energy to its
factories in Mexico, and installing wood-fired boilers at factories in France,
have all helped Nestlé to maintain its position in the CDP rankings for the
second year running.

The CDP indices measure the performance of the top 500 companies in the FTSE
Global Equity Index in terms of their efforts to cut carbon emissions, as well
as the transparency of the information they disclose.

Since 2002 Nestlé has managed to halve the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from
its factories per tonne of product, by continuing to improve energy
efficiency, switching to cleaner fuels and investing in renewable sources.

Earlier this year the company announced its commitment to reducing direct GHG
emissions per tonne of product by more than a third again by 2015, compared to
2005 levels.

Related information:
Nestlé policy on environmental sustainability:
http://www.nestle.com/asset-library/documents/reports/csv%20reports/environmental%20sustainability/nestle_policy_environ_sustainability.pdf
Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013:
https://www.cdproject.net/CDPResults/CDP-Global-500-Climate-Change-Report-2013.pdf

CDP website:
https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Pages/HomePage.aspx
Dow Jones Sustainability Index:
http://www.sustainability-indices.com/

Read more stories about Nestlé and environmental sustainability:
Nestlé factory reduces water use by almost two thirds in less than 12 months
http://www.nestle.com/Media/NewsAndFeatures/La-Penilla

Nespresso launches major new sustainability initiatives in Africa and Latin
America
http://www.nestle.com/Media/NewsAndFeatures/Nespresso-sustainability-advisory-board

Insight: improving our products' performance along the value chain
http://www.nestle.com/Media/NewsAndFeatures/Insight-improving-products-environmental-performance

Media enquiries
Tel: +41 21 924 2200
Email: mediarelations@nestle.com

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