Mission statement of Nestlé

| September 14, 2013

This is Nestlé S.A. mission statement overview in 2013. For more information on how to write a mission statement, please refer to our article.

Company Background

Name Nestlé S.A.
Industries served Food processing
Geographic areas served Worldwide
Headquarters Switzerland
Current CEO Paul Bulcke
Revenue CHF 92.2 billion (2012)
Profit CHF 10.6 billion (2012)
Employees 328,000 (2012)
Main Competitors Unilever NV, Hershey Foods, Kraft Foods, Cadbury Schweppes, GROUPE DANONE and many other companies.

Nestlé is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company based in Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues. Nestlé's sells baby food, breakfast cereals, coffee, confectionery, dairy products, frozen food, pet foods, yoghurt and snacks. It owns several major consumer brands such as Stouffers, Nescafe, Kit-Kat, Carnation, Nestlé Water, and many others.


Nestle mission statement 2013

“Nestlé is...
...the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Our mission of "Good Food, Good Life" is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night.”
Does it include...?
Customers Products/ Services Markets
No Yes Yes
Technology Concern for survival Philosophy
No No No
Self-concept Concern for public image Employees
Yes No No
Does it mention values like...? Customer or product-oriented?
Citizenship Teamwork Customer-oriented
No No Score
Excellence Integrity
No No 1.5/4.5

(This evaluation framework is composed of the guidelines listed in our article: Mission Statement for Success)


Nestle’s mission has scored 1.5 points out of 4.5, which is a very low score compared to other companies’ missions. The statement includes products and services, markets and self-concept concepts but lacks other 6 essential components. The company doesn’t mention any values, which guides its actions, in the statement but provides them in addition to their vision:

“To be a leading, competitive, Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company delivering improved shareholder value by being a preferred corporate citizen, preferred employer, preferred supplier selling preferred products.”

Nestle’s vision and values address more stakeholders than the original mission and should be combined into it to provide more information about the business. The vision and values statement additionally includes concern for survival, public image and employees’ components that the official statement lacks. The combined statement would better communicate Nestle’s ‘reason for being’ in the business to its stakeholders.