This document is a straightforward and pragmatic approach
to put on paper some thoughts on management and leadership principles which should be applied in all regions and countries where Nestlé is active.

It is definitely not a "mission statement".

Nestlé, over its long historical development from a small village operation to the world’s leading food company, has demonstrated an enviable capability to adjust continuously to an ever changing external environment, without losing its fundamental beliefs and core values, so important for long-term success. During the recent past, not only has Nestlé maintained this capacity but some of the traditional values have been revalidated and further strengthened.