Nestle Philippines Inc.

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Nestle Corporation

Nestle Philippines Incorporated is a large-scale, well-known international food manufacturing corporation engaged in the manufacture of instant coffee, milk, and ready-to-cook noodles.

It was established in 1983 and is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD). Currently, it has 497 employees and member of various organizations such as Mindanao Association for Quality, Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Industries and Personnel Management Association of the Philippines.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Nestle Philippines is committed to helping in community and nation building through programs that help the underprivileged members of society.

Agronomy Assistance

Since the 1960's, Nestle Philippines has been helping coffee farmers in different parts of the country through imparting knowledge on how they can improve their crops. Members of the company visit these farmers regularly to reinforce among them the importance of good plantation management. By improving methods in growing coffee, farmers get better yields and eventually help increase the coffee supply in the Philippines as well as help the farmers increase their income.

Education and Manpower Development

Nestle is a supporter of the government's pursuit to alleviate the shortage of classrooms in public schools. It contributes to this advocacy through the Donate-a-Classroom Program. It also offers practical and theoretical training to selected students, in order to help them acquire more skills. In relation to this, Nestle also conducts a Technical Skills Scholarship Program which is a two-year program which combines theoretical and hands-on training. This is implemented in cooperation with Don Bosco College in Canlubang, Laguna. Nestle also conducts a program called Academic Linkage Program where it provides training to selected students from educational students such as the De La Salle University, Dualtech, Meralco Foundation Institute, and the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro.

Community Development

Nestle develops programs which are relevant to the needs of the communities where it operates.

The Nestle Factory in Lipa, Batangas conducts a Cut & Sew Livelihood Project, which provides job opportunities to community workers by giving them the factory's orders for shoe covers, rags and uniforms. It also has a Yard and Garden Livelihood Project which caters to unemployed barangay housewives in the area where the factory operates. This project provides livelihood opportunities through cut flower production and organic vegetable farming. In the same area, a Suklay and Gunting Project is being implemented, which involves a hands-on training on hairdressing for housewives.

At the Nestle Cabuyao Factory, selected spouses of employees are developed as trainers under the Misis Kong Trainors Program. The participants of this program conduct livelihood workshops for other spouses and members of their communities.

A showcase for culinary lessons called Julius Maggi Kitchen located in Rockwell Center, is a venue for lifestyle improvement sessions, which is one way through which Nestle helps its consumers enjoy its products.

The Nestle Cagayan de Oro Factory supports the city government's Street Illuminations Project by providing lighting fixtures installed in different barangays in the area. This is done to help increase visibility during evenings and promote safety and security in the area.

Health and Nutrition

Nestle is an advocate for good health and proper nutrition. It conducts feeding programs and medical missions in the areas where it operates.

Environmental Protection and Preservation

Nestle Philippines is a staunch advocate of environment protection and preservation. Its commitment to sound environmental practices is reflected in its policy called the Nestle Environmental Management System, where there is an integration of all environmental initiatives in the various aspects of business operations. The company also has a company-wide Solid Waste Management Program which aims to reduce waste not only in the factories and offices but as well as the houses of its employees.

The company also conducts the multi-awarded program called Greening the Supply Chain which is a combination of an outreach and education program aimed to encourage an assist its business partners in developing and maintaining their own environmental management systems.

It is also an advocate for clean air and conducts a periodical free Air Emission Testing on the vehicles of employees, business partners and community residents where the company operates, in order to help rid the environment of air pollution.

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