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Salt reduction

Our commitment: Reduce sodium (salt) in our products

Our commitment: Reduce sodium (salt) in our products

We are committed to reducing the amount of sodium in our foods and beverages to provide healthier choices while retaining the same great taste. This is achieved through gradual reductions using our culinary expertise and replacing sodium with other healthier minerals.

Our objective

By 2016: We will further reduce salt content by 10% in products that do not meet the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation (NF) criteria, ensuring gradual salt reduction even in more challenging areas of our product portfolio.

Our progress

Much of the salt in our diet is added during manufacturing, home cooking or at the table. We aim to reduce the salt in our foods without consumers feeling the need to add it themselves or choose saltier alternatives. To do so, we have built technical solutions to enable sodium reduction without compromising on taste or texture to retain consumer preference.

Since 2013, we have accelerated salt reduction across all our savoury foods to help consumers achieve the 5 g of salt per day target recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international and national authorities.

We have engaged more than 20 of our top markets to define innovation and renovation activities. By the end of 2015, when we assessed our renovated foods using the Nestlé NF criteria for sodium, we achieved an overall sodium reduction of 880 tonnes, or 8% towards our objective of a 10% reduction.