Nestle swept the board at the prestigious Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2017, winning one of the highest number of awards at the event.
In addition to winning the highly coveted Best Corporate Citizen Manufacturing sector and Triple Bottom Line Social Sustainability (People) Awards, the ‘Good Food, Good Life’ company also walked away with the Customer/Consumer Relations Award, Top 10 Best Corporate Citizen’s Award and Best Presented Application Award.
The award for Best Corporate Citizen in the Manufacturing Sector was conferred on Nestle in recognition of its sustainable business practices and overall contribution to the local community, environment and economy. The company won the Triple Bottom Line (People) Award for its performance in the environmental, social, and financial areas, recognising in particular its efforts to enhance the lives of those it touched across its value chain consumers, customers, suppliers, farmers and employees. The Customer/Consumer Relations Award recognised Nestle’s solid ‘inbuilt processes which enables the company to ‘live and practice’ sustainability with the consumer at its core.’
‘At Nestle, our purpose is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. This purpose articulates why we exist, what motivates us and the positive impact we want to have on the world. It gives meaning to what we do. How we live our purpose every day is what has been recognised with these awards the systems, processes and solid values we have lived by as a company for more than 150 years, and which hold true even today. The awards are a validation of our commitment to enhance quality of life for our consumers, suppliers, employees and community at large. We’re proud to be recognised as a good corporate citizen in Sri Lanka and look forward to continuing to make a meaningful contribution towards a healthier future across the value chain; for individuals, communities and for the planet,’ said Nestle Managing Director Shivani Hegde.
In 2016, the company celebrated its 110th anniversary in Sri Lanka and 150th one worldwide.
Nestle has won the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award twice before, in 2008 and 2011, and has been previously ranked in the Top Ten Best Corporate Citizens list in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011.
(Daily Financial Times)