Health and Safety Management

Our commitment: Ensure that all Nestlé employees are covered by a certified safety and health management system


Nestlé works hard to create a culture in which safety and health are our top priorities, and our aim is to achieve zero work-related injuries and illnesses. Our new Safety and Health Roadmap is helping us move towards that goal.

Our objective in 2016

By 2016: Ensure that robust safety and health management systems are in place and are certified to OHSAS 18001:2007, covering all employee populations so there is a uniform level of safety and health protection across all businesses.

Our progress to date

Our Safety and Health Roadmap was updated in 2016 to set out our high-level priorities through to 2018:

  • Everyone engaged;
  • Key risks managed;
  • Our passion for nutrition, health and wellness; and
  • Management processes.

The roadmap will guide our planning towards achieving our goals.

At the end of 2016, BS OHSAS 18001 certified safety and health management systems covered 79% of our employees (excluding Nestlé Skin Health employees). Our Human Resources team is sponsoring Safety and Health beyond Operations, helping to improve compliance in sales and office-based functions. And to improve the capability of our managers, we introduced leadership training programmes. We have also seen an increasing uptake of the Nestlé Framework for Employee Health implementation across all markets, helping us to structure and focus existing efforts, promote best practices and guide future developments.