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INTRODUCTION

Nestl was founded in 1867 by pharmacist Henri Nestl on the shores of Lake Geneva in Vevey, Switzerland. One hundred and thirty-four years later, our headquarters are still in Vevey, surrounded by the Swiss Alps in one of the worlds best-preserved environmental settings. As they have grown from humble beginnings into the worlds largest food company, they have attempted to take the fundamental cultural values of environmental preservation and cleanliness into every country where they operate. Company has 468 Nestl factories currently in operation. -Companys -Top facilities reflect follow the environmental the values basic to Nestle Company. performance management Companys environmental

-Companys Environmental Officer reports directly to General Management to ensure there is on-going awareness regarding environmental affairs.

Nestl Environmental Advisory Group meets regularly to review current environmental issues and to anticipate potential concerns. This allows them to maximize control over their activities and contribute to sustainable development in the countries where they operate. The Nestl Environment Progress Report 2000 describes the results of continuous improvement in its environmental practices and being a leader in environmental performance

HISTORY

1866-1905 In the 1860s Henri Nestl, a pharmacist, developed a food for babies who were unable to breastfeed. His first success was a premature infant who could not tolerate his mother's milk or any of the usual substitutes. People quickly recognized the value of the new product, after Nestl's new formula saved the child's life, and soon, Farine Lacte Henri Nestl was being sold in much of Europe.