Rural development and responsible sourcing

We're focused on ensuring that our raw materials are produced responsibly and sustainably - and it starts with knowing where they come from and how they're produced.

Agri BEE Initiative

Nestlé South Africa has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Independent Development Trust (a government agency specialising in sustainable rural development) Read more

Adopt A school

Nestlé ZAR conceptualised the Nestlé Adopt-a-School concept after realising the fundamental challenges in South Africa’s education system. Read more


Until 2003, the supply of chicory to our South African business was monopolised by one local supplier. However, price increases led to the import of 80% of our chicory from India at a lower cost.