Nestlé has a very long history of community activities and support of charitable projects throughout the world. It is part of our company culture and principles that we act responsibly in the communities in which we operate. We support projects in the community that focus on our company strategies of nutrition, health and wellness and sustainability. We want to ensure that all the community work undertaken by Nestlé has a consistent approach and that our activities ultimately make a difference to the communities in which we have offices and factories.
In 2011 our UK employees also took park in fundraising activities for our Charity of the Year, Alzheimer’s Society, raising over £400,000 in just nine months. Employees in Ireland committed to raise €30,000 in 2011 for Irish charity The Jack and Jill Foundation. In 2011, in addition to our Charity of the Year, we continued our support for the Make Space for Health and PhunkyFoods initiatives, which are helping young people across the UK to learn about the benefits of good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.