In ongoing efforts to tackle current societal needs, Nestlé has donated 270,000 Food and Beverage servings to the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO), consisting of milk, culinary products, coffee, and cereals provided for inclusion in JHCO food parcels for families in need; and provided 90,000 liters of water, impacting more than 2,100 families in the Kingdom. The company also supported the Jordan Ministry of Health fund that helps hospitals provide ventilators to Intensive Care Units, as well as medical equipment and supplies to healthcare professionals.
“Our priorities focus on three main objectives: 1. safeguarding the safety and wellbeing of our employees, our collaborators, business partners and the communities we are a part of; 2. ensuring continued production and delivery of much-needed food and beverage products to help meet the nutritional needs of individuals and families; and 3. stepping up relief efforts to local communities and healthcare professionals,” said Rayan Kesrouani, Nestlé General Business Manager in Jordan.
The local efforts are part of Nestlé mobilizations in the Middle East and North Africa supporting more than 30 entities in 17 countries.
In addition, the company’s various divisions are contributing in their different expertise. Nestlé Professional for example continues to offer pragmatic support to its business partners in the hospitality industry, as they reopen to welcome back their customers. This is being done through its "Always open for You" initiative which benefited more nearly 800 foodservice outlets in Jordan, with offerings including nearly 200,000 NESCAFÉ cups, payment term extensions, coffee machine rental fees suspensions, and provision of free products, trainings, marketing and other services.
“We care deeply for people and for the communities in which we operate, and always strive to remain true to our purpose of Enhancing Quality of Life and Contributing to a Healthier Future,” concluded Kesrouani. “Food and beverages help keep people healthy and enhance their quality of life, and we want to meet our responsibility to provide good nutrition, especially for the most vulnerable in society.”
Nestlé in Jordan
Nestlé first established direct operations in Jordan in 1995, providing consumers in cities and rural areas with quality food and beverages, and high quality drinking water. The company employs more than 550 local talents in the Hashemite Kingdom, where it’s invested more than US$29 million since 2010. Nestlé also owns and operates a water factory in Al Husseiniya, which produces trusted brands Ghadeer and Nestlé Pure Life, and where the region’s first fully Nestlé-owned large-scale solar power plant was inaugurated. The company works with more than 270 suppliers in Jordan and has more than 6,300 retail customers in the country, including supermarkets and pharmacies.
Nestlé also established several collaborations with local governments, NGOs, authorities, and the private sector, with which it aims to Create Shared Value in areas including nutrition education, water conservation, water access, renewable energy, and recycling.
About Nestlé Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Nestlé’s heritage in the Middle East and North Africa goes back over 100 years with the sale of the first Infant Cereals in Egypt. Today, Nestlé operates 25 Food & Beverage factories across the 19 countries of the MENA Region, and provides direct employment to more than 15,000 people who are all committed to Nestlé’s purpose of Enhancing Quality of Life and Contributing to a Healthier Future. Nestlé MENA also provides indirect employment across the region to several thousand more.
The Nestlé portfolio in the region currently exceeds 60 innovative product brands in a wide range of categories: Dairy, Infant Nutrition, Coffee and Creamers, Confectionery, Bottled Water, Breakfast Cereals, Culinary products, Health Science, and Pet Care, among others. Nestlé NIDO, Nestlé CERELAC, Nestlé NAN, S-26, PROGRESS, NESCAFÉ, NESPRESSO, Bonjorno Café, Coffee-mate, KitKat, MAGGI, Nestlé FITNESS, Nestlé Grain d’Or, Nestlé Pure Life, OPTIFAST, and PURINA Friskies are just some of the brands available in the Middle East and North Africa.
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