Nestlé Germany has published a report outlining the progress that has been made on the company's sustainability programme, which was launched in 2012.
The report, Nestlé Deutschland in der Gesellschaft 2016, highlights the company's developments with regards to food, procurement, environment, employees and product safety.
It said that these developments have been introduced due to 'the increased demands of consumers and civil society on companies and products'.
In the nutrition sector, the sugar content of Nestlé's total product portfolio was reduced by 6.6%, and almost all of its childrens' products now comply with the nutritional requirements regarding salt, fat, sugar, and calories.
Nestlé Germany has also invested €15.5 million into environmental projects and resource protection. Over 95% of the company's packaging has been optimised for recycling.
In 2016, raw materials such as cocoa, vanilla, palm oil, and coffee originated almost completely from responsible purchasing. The company has also extended its sustainability programmes to include local produce such as tomatoes, herbs, and vegetables.
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