Nestlé in the United States is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future – for individuals and families, for our thriving and resilient communities, and for the planet. We are transforming our product portfolio – from pet care, bottled water, frozen meals, and infant nutrition – to meet changing consumer needs by focusing on high-growth food, beverage and consumer health categories with brands consumers love.
Our operations in the U.S. are composed of seven operating companies: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Purina, Gerber, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Professional, and Nespresso.
Nestlé is home to more than 150 U.S. locations in 31 states, which includes manufacturing, R&D and supply chain facilities and corporate offices. We employ more than 30,000 people in the United States
Our founding story is one of American ingenuity if not geography. American entrepreneurs George and Charles Page from Lee County, Illinois, built Europe’s first condensed milk factory in 1866 when they founded the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. When the company merged with rival Henri Nestlé, who in 1867 began selling his life-saving infant cereal in Vevey, Switzerland, the Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company was born. Since then, Nestlé in the U.S. has contributed to the growth, innovation, and success that has defined the global company for over 150 years.
Creating Shared Value (CSV) is the fundamental guiding principle for how Nestlé does business across the globe and we are committed to creating that same shared value in the U.S. CSV is the strategy tool that Nestlé uses to operate in a way that is good for the business, while creating value for shareholders and for society. This is how we bring our purpose to life — to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
We have identified three pillars to maximize our impact. Individuals and families, our communities and the planet as a whole are interconnected, and our efforts in each of these areas are supported through our CSV commitments. In turn, these commitments enable us to meet our ambitions for 2030 in line with the timescale of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).