Nestlé Canada’s 2021/2022 Purpose in Action Snapshot

In August 2022, Nestlé Canada issued its 2021/2022 Creating Shared Value (CSV) Snapshot, highlighting how the company has been bringing its Purpose to life over the past year.

The company lists their Purpose as “unlocking the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come”, and this report summarizes the progress and achievements they have made in promoting nutritious and sustainable diets, helping to protect, renew, and restore the environment, strengthening communities, and operating responsibly.

View the full report here.


“Nestlé Canada is continuing to strive towards creating value and achieving long-term global commitments for the future. We are proud of our achievements and are determined to take our commitments even further to support the people of our communities and the planet we live on,” says John Carmichael, President and CEO of Nestlé Canada.

Here are some notable achievements from the Snapshot:

  • Donating more than $3.6M in product and monetary donations to communities across Canada, including over $920,000 of support to local community groups and shelters, in 2021.
  • Supporting Nestlé’s national partner Food Bank Canada and its After the Bell Program, with support providing over 150,000 child-friendly, healthy food packs in over 160 communities across Canada, in 2021.
  • Launching its 2021-2025 Canadian Youth Strategy to generate employment, while focusing on three key areas: Driving Strong Partnerships, Redefining its Portfolio of Youth Programs and Driving Upweighted DE&I Focus Through Youth Recruitment. In the last 18 months, 685 people under 30 were hired, and 4,798 youth were supported through readiness-for-work activities and digital events.
  • Reducing its factory waste by about 8% and water withdrawal by nearly 13% in 2021 compared to 2020, even with increased production volumes.