Nestlé has been recognised as the leading food and beverage company in the Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index (D&I), for its efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
The index ranked Nestlé 15th overall out of more than 4,000 publically traded companies worldwide. Companies were assessed in four categories: diversity, people development, news controversies and inclusion.
Nestlé is dedicated to promoting a diverse and inclusive business culture with equal opportunities for all. For example, the company is committed to gender balance by 2018, by increasing the percentage of women managers and senior leaders.
Through its Rural Development Framework, Nestlé is also working to better understand the role of women in farming communities worldwide, and supporting them through income-generating activities and training.