Reporting on compliance with WHO Code related topics
We are strongly committed to transparency and report regularly and publicly on compliance with WHO Code related topics. Annual compliance reports and external audit summaries are available here.
Annual external report on compliance with the Nestlé Policy and instructions for implementation of the WHO Code and national regulations implementing the Code
We make publically available an annual report, which summarises the results of our compliance record over the year and actions taken to remedy any contravention found.
FTSE4Good is the responsible investment index of the FTSE Group. It is designed to help investors identify companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards and invest in them. It is the only responsible investment index that has defined objective criteria on the responsible marketing of breastmilk substitutes (BMS). We are proud to have been the first BMS manufacturer included in the FTSE4Good Index and to have consistently met its rigorous criteria for the responsible marketing of BMS since 2011. Read about our progress in this area.
External audits performed by Bureau Veritas
The latest Bureau Veritas Assurance Statements can be found here.
Response to IBFAN reports
We publicly respond to the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN)’s report ‘Breaking the Rules’, which compiles concerns about infant food marketing practices by all major infant food manufacturers, including Nestlé. We investigate all allegations made in the report and publically communicate the result of our investigations. We take corrective action whenever it is warranted.
|2014||Nestlé response to IBFAN Report 2014 (pdf, 650Kb)|
|2010||Nestlé response to IBFAN Report 2010 (pdf, 3Mb)|
|2007||Nestlé response to IBFAN Report 2007 (pdf, 1Mb)|
|2004||Nestlé response to IBFAN Report 2004 (pdf, 3Mb)|
Addressing stakeholder concerns
We encourage stakeholders and the general public to tell us of any concerns or allegations around marketing of breast milk substitutes through our Compliance Reporting System. Here are our responses to concerns raised directly with us.