Nestlé Malaysia embarked on an exhibition recently to showcase how its business delivers on its purpose of ‘Enhancing Quality of Life and Contributing to a Healthier Future’.
Dubbed “Nestlé’s Purpose and Values Day”, the exhibition showcased initiatives from its end-to-end operations, including from production to distribution, across over 12 brands. The exhibition was held to promote greater awareness on Nestlé’s focus on its purpose and values, which define the foundation of the company.
Commenting on what he hoped to achieve through this communication on Nestlé’s purpose, Mr. Alois Hofbauer, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad said, “Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future is the reason why we exist. It has been our driving force for over 150 years and will continue to propel us forward. In today’s world, people want to know more about the story behind our products and our impact on society. This exhibition is our way of demonstrating how Nestlé brings its purpose and values to life.”
Close to 1,000 visitors including Nestlé employees, external stakeholders as well as members of the media attended the exhibition to discover more about the company’s actions in enabling healthier and happier lives for individuals and families, helping to develop thriving communities, and safeguarding the planet for future generations.
Mr. Hofbauer added, “It’s our Nestlé culture to follow the highest standards of excellence in everything we do, and to do it quietly without fanfare. This exhibition highlights some fantastic achievements across the business that many may not know. For example, our factories collectively save 220,000m3 of water annually; that’s enough water for over 1,000 homes. We have also achieved a Zero Waste to Landfill status, meaning none of the waste from our operations end up in landfills.”
Visitors were given the chance to participate in fun activities and go on a tour of 19 exhibition booths. This included exhibitions showcasing the company’s commitment towards responsible sourcing of ingredients, and initiatives from brands like MILO and MAGGI to develop tastier & healthier food as well as to promote healthier lifestyles. Guests also had the chance to get up close and personal with a 15 tonne truck which was part of Nestlé’s award-winning logistics optimisation project for its supply chain. The project optimised truck utilisation for transporting goods, which reduced transportation trips by 30% and lowered carbon dioxide emission by 3,000 tonnes.
Nestlé’s inaugural Purpose & Values Day demonstrated the way the Company does business and its commitment to create value for society in three core areas – Nutrition, Water & Environment and Rural Development. By 2030, Nestlé globally aims to assist 50 million children live healthier lives, improve 30 million livelihoods in communities directly linked to the Company’s business activities, as well as strive for zero environmental impact in their operations.