Investing in People is Good for Them — and for Nestlé

Our business will only thrive if we create value for our employees and our communities
Apr 11, 2017 3:45 PM ET

It’s easy today to be wowed by technology. Whether marveling at the vast amount of data I can store in my smartphone, or witnessing the high-tech wizardry at one of Nestlé’s factories, the potential of technology seems, at times, nearly limitless.

Even so, the lifeblood of most successful businesses — and certainly one with our mission, scope and reach — is a modern workforce. At Nestlé, our ability to create value for our shareholders is dependent on the value we create for society. I can unequivocally say that we can only achieve these dual goals by investing first in our people.

For all the wonders of technology and its essential role in a global business like ours, building a strong workforce can’t be turned over to a computer or executed with a line of code. With 51,000 employees in the U.S. alone, Nestlé in the US is continually reimagining our work environment and realigning our policies to build a diverse, knowledgeable, engaged and fulfilled workforce that will make our next 150 years as successful as the first 150.

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