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Put simply, Nestlé Research is the engine of innovation for Nestlé.

Our task at Nestlé Research is to convert exemplary scientific expertise and knowledge into product innovations and renovations in line with our Nutrition, Health and Wellness ambition.

We enhance lives with science-based nutrition and health solutions for all stages of life.
We do this by widening competitive gaps through product and technology leadership that has a positive business impact based on our ‘Discover-Develop-Deploy’ approach.

Our work affects every aspect and touch-point of the business. It means going beyond products and technologies. It means finding solutions across the value chain that make good, long-term business sense – and create value for society.

All that we do is people-based. A major part of our work is to deliver products that offer superior nutrition, health and wellness in a forward-looking and creative way. To achieve our goal and fuel sustainable success for Nestlé, we have the largest research network of any food company in the world, with 39 Research facilities, and over 5000 people involved.

Urs Schenker, Sustainability and Novel Packaging
At Nestlé, we have been using life cycle assessment and eco-design to evaluate the environmental performance of our products during their design & development process. Simplified eco-design has enabled us to systematically evaluate the environmental performance of different design alternatives, and to improve the sustainability performance of our product portfolio. We now want to expand this approach to social impacts. We intend to integrate social performance into our product design process as early as possible. Therefore, we want to develop a simplified, yet scientifically sound and externally recognized approach with the support of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics.
Urs Schenker, Sustainability and Novel Packaging
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