In its latest update, the London Stock Exchange Group’s FTSE4Good Sustainability Index has reaffirmed Nestlé S.A. as a member of the Index.
With 4.9 out of a possible 5 points, Nestlé S.A. is again listed in the renowned FTSE4Good Sustainability Index, in the category of food producers. The score is said to be well above the industry average for the food industry (2.3 out of 5 points) and the consumer goods industry (2.5 out of 5 points). Nestlé has been included in the FTSE4Good already since 2011.
“We are proud that our work has been recognized once again and we are delighted to receive this award. But we cannot rest on our laurels. In the future, we will focus particularly on three issues: water management at our sites, the environmental performance of our plants and the recycling of our packaging,” says Marc Boersch, CEO of Nestlé Deutschland AG. “We want to make all our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. In Germany, 97 per cent of our packaging is already recyclable.”
The British FTSE4Good Responsible Investment Index, established in 2001, analyses companies according to more than 300 qualitative and quantitative indicators on the basis of 14 sustainability issues, such as good working conditions within the supply chain, respect for human rights, efficient water use, environmental sustainability, combating climate change, tax transparency and combating corruption. In addition to the FTSE4Good Index, Nestlé is also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the Access to Nutrition Index and the CPD (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) Climate A List.