We believe that creating shared value is more than just good business – it’s a bond we share with the communities in which we live and serve.
Creating Shared Value
Being a good neighbour comes in various forms in Canada and we focus our Creating Shared Value efforts on our economic impact; nutrition, health and wellness; our environmental performance; our community impact; and transparency in our commitments.
In Ontario, examples of organizations and shared value projects we support include:
The Friends of Mill Creek
Green Legacy Program
- What it is: Friends of Mill Creek is a volunteer, community-based organization that supports landowners in rehabilitating Mill Creek by undertaking fisheries and stream works, including stream bank reconstruction, stream bed re-grading, tree planting, culvert replacement and farm fencing repair.
- Our role: Since 2003, we have donated $121,350 through a fund administered by the Grand River Conservation Foundation to help carry out critical fisheries and stream rehabilitation work.
- What it is: The Green Legacy Program was created to plant 150,000 trees in celebration of the County of Wellington’s 150th anniversary. That idea has grown to more than 1.7 million trees planted across the County by community partners, making it the largest municipal tree planting program in North America.
- Our role: We’ve planted 4,000 trees on our Puslinch property in 2014 and plan to plant again this year. The Company has planted 14,000 trees on its Puslinch and Hillsburgh property since 2012.
Town of Erin Skate Park
- What it is: The County of Wellington coordinates an Adopt-A-Road program for County roadside clean-up. The program is a public service initiative for volunteers to enhance the local litter collection activities of the community where they live by picking up litter along road right-of-ways.
- Our role: Under the program, we have adopted a section of road allowance along Wellington Road 34 between The Hanlon and the Wellington/Halton County Line and kept it clean since 2008. Nestlé employees undertake a spring and fall clean-up drive each year, taking to the roads and picking up debris.
Puslinch Optimist Recreation Centre
- What it is: Located beside the community’s Centre 2000 recreational facility, the skate park encourages local youth to live more active lifestyles.
- Our role: We donated $20,000 toward the establishment of the park.
We continue to support local charities and foundations:
- What it is: Puslinch Optimistic Recreation Centre has an outdoor arena and gymnasium to encourage active play both indoors and outside. The Centre offers open gym hours, camps, classes and an assortment of other sports and programs.
- Our role: We donated $50,000 towards the Puslinch Optimist Recreation Centre.
- Canada’s 911 Ride Foundation
- Work for a Cure
- Canadian Red Cross
- Guelph General Hospital
- Puslinch Fire Department
- Salvation Army
- United Way
- St. John Ambulance
Learn more about how we are
creating shared value
in the communities in which we operate.