Nestlé SA

With sales of just over CHF 92 billion (approx. $100 billion) in 2013, Nestlé is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Its brands, such as Nescafé, Nespresso, Maggi and Nido, are known across the world. Products also include ice cream, chocolate, infant and healthcare nutrition, bottled water, and pet care. Nestlé Health Science and Nestlé Skin Health, both created in the early 2010s, are extending the boundaries of its business to science-based nutritional solutions to help prevent and treat various health conditions and to specialized medical skin treatments. More than two-thirds of Nestlé shares are in the portfolios of institutional investors (mostly pension funds). Founded in 1866 in Switzerland, Nestlé sells its products in more than 200 countries, employs 330,000 people, and has 447 factories in 86 different countries. Over more than 125 years of international investment, Nestlé has built strong linkages with local suppliers (farmers and others) and communities.