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Saturated fats and trans fats reduction

Our commitment: Reduce saturated fats and remove trans fats in our products

Dietary fats are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet but too much saturated or trans fats can pose a significant risk of non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. We aim to reduce saturated fats in our foods, and completely remove all trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs).

Our objectives

By 2016: We will further remove trans fat originating from PHOs from all our foods and beverages.

By 2016: We will further reduce saturated fats by 10% in products that do not meet the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation (NF) criteria.

Our progress

We commit to remove trans fats originating from PHOs from all foods and beverages to minimise consumers’ daily exposure to trans fat intake, as recommended by the WHO. All factories using non-compliant oils have engaged in renovation activities in close collaboration with suppliers and technical teams. We are on track to achieve our objective.

On saturated fats, our challenge lies in developing solutions for reformulating our foods and beverages while having no impact on consumer enjoyment and preserving product quality throughout the entire shelf life.

We are working closely with the businesses involved, and have achieved reductions in saturated fats in our foods and beverages of 1900 tonnes, or 2.2% towards our objective of a 10% reduction.

We are developing new, promising technical solutions for the remainder of the products, and we have identified future reductions of 7.2%. This requires industrial validation and capital investment, which may result in extending the work of this commitment beyond 2016.