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Nestlé Canada, social impact and sustainability: Report

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Nestlé Canada has issued its 2021/2022 Creating Shared Value (CSV) Snapshot, which highlights the company’s efforts in making positive social impacts and sustainable change.

Some of the company’s achievements include:

  • Donating more than $3.6M in product and monetary donations to communities across Canada, including over $920,000 of support to local community groups and shelters, in 2021.
  • Supporting Nestlé’s national partner Food Bank Canada and its After the Bell Program, with support providing over 150,000 child-friendly, healthy food packs in over 160 communities across Canada, in 2021.
  • Launching its 2021-2025 Canadian Youth Strategy to generate employment, while focusing on three key areas: Driving Strong Partnerships, Redefining its Portfolio of Youth Programs and Driving Upweighted DE&I Focus Through Youth Recruitment. In the last 18 months, 685 people under 30 were hired, and 4,798 youth were supported through readiness-for-work activities and digital events.
  • Announcing an investment of $41.3 million to increase production capabilities at the London, Ontario Ice Cream factory and contributing to the London economy. The investment aims to create 88 new job opportunities and will result in the creation of two new production lines to generate more capacity for future growth.
  • As a founding company and active partner of the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) supporting the Golden Design Rules for Plastics Packaging, intended to drive higher industry standards to improve plastics recycling and reduce landfill and pollution.
  • Reducing its factory waste by about 8% and water withdrawal by nearly 13% in 2021 compared to 2020, even with increased production volumes.
  • Bringing together employees from across the business, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is driving change and reflection across key focus areas including Accessibility, Indigenous Communities, Mental Health, LGBTQI2S, Gender, Race & Ethnicity and Marketing.

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