CEO: Mark Schneider
Annual Revenue: $95.47 billion
Subsidiaries: Cat Chow, Cheerios, Coffee Mate, Gerber, Haagen-Dazs, Perrier, Smarties, and 73 others.
Countries they operate in: 105 countries
Industry Type: Food & Beverage
Private or Public: Public
Corporation Size: 273,000 employees
Notable members of the Nestlé board include Ann M. Veneman, former United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executive director, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; Pablo Isla, formerly a part of the National Heritage Department of the Treasury Ministry for the Spanish Government; and Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Director and Chairwoman, African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems (ARUA-SFS), University of Pretoria, South Africa, former Vice President, Country Support, Policy and Partnerships, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), member of the Independent Science Panel of the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS).
How to Improve
Nestlé’s disclosure of political activity is nearly non-existent. Its disclosure page declares, yes, the corporation engages governments, and that more can be found in government databases. Unfortunately, the corporation does not put as much effort into its political transparency as it does in its reporting of scientific funding and academic partnerships, which was well ahead of others rated.