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Profile of registrant

Nestlé S.A.

Identification number in the register: 15366395387-57
Registration date: 25/02/11 13:59:20

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/10/14 08:35:53
The date of the last annual update was 04/02/14 11:22:02

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Nestlé S.A.
Acronym: Nestlé (SIX: NESN)
Legal status: Company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Paul Bulcke
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Bart Vandewaetere
Position: Assistant Vice President Relations with EU Institutions

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 55 Avenue Nestlé 
Vevey 1800
Telephone number: (+41) 219242111
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Representation in Belgium:
Nestlé Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA)
European Affairs Office
Birminghamstraat 221
1070 Brussels
Tel. +32 2 529 5512

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Nestlé, with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé and is today the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Sales for 2013 amounted to CHF 92,2 bn worldwide (CHF 26 bn in Europe). We employ around 333 000 people (28% working in Europe) and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world (153 factories in Europe).

The Nestlé brand portfolio covers practically all food and beverage categories: milk and dairy products, nutrition (infant, healthcare, performance and weight management), ice cream, breakfast cereals, coffee and beverages, culinary products (prepared dishes, cooking aids, sauces etc.), chocolate and confectionery, petcare, bottled water.
The best-known global brands include Nescafé, Nestea, Maggi, Buitoni, Purina, Nestlé Nutrition and of course Nestlé itself. Other brands also sell in many countries – for example, Milo, Nesquik, Nespresso, Lean Cuisine, Kit Kat, Smarties, Nido, Perrier and Vittel. The total number of brands – including local brands – reaches into several thousands.

The Nestlé Group invests in the continuous development and improvement of its products in all categories. R&D investments 2013 are 1,5 billion CHF

The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles( the Nestlé way of doing business. They include sections on Infant Health and Nutrition, Human Rights, Child Labour and the Protection of the Environment, as well as a set of Consumer Communication Principles. They include all ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact, as well as the International WHO Code of Marketing of Breast-milk substitutes.

Nestlé is committed to environmental social and economic sustainability through the concept of Creating Shared Value and is rated highly in several sustainability indexes. For more information please visit
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4.5
Complementary information: European Affairs Office of 3 FTE plus one trainee plus 0,5 admin support. Occasional ad hoc engagement of corporate experts or national public affairs managers

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Bert DE MEESTER 16/01/15 14/01/16
Bart VANDEWAETERE 11/12/14 09/12/15
Gonçalo Maria Salvado Coxito Granado 30/07/14 29/07/15
Sela Andreu Muñoz 20/03/14 18/03/15
Manuela Kron 11/10/14 09/10/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Food legislation, agriculture, environmental policy (sustainable consumption & production), external trade, corporate social responsibility, competition policy, industrial policy, internal market

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport
  • Youth


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The following list comprises only those organizations that focus on EU policies and European institutions and are relevant for this register:

I. Associations
AIM - European Brands Association
Caobisco - Association of chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of the European Union
Ceereal - European Cereal Breakfast Association
CIUS - Committee of Industrial Users of Sugar
Culinaria Europe
ECF – European Coffee federation
EDA – European Dairy Association
EFBW - European Federation of Bottled Water
Eucolait – European Association of Dairy Trade
Euroglaces – European Ice Cream Association
EUROPEN - European Organization for Packaging and the Environment
SNE - Specialised Nutrition Europe
Fediaf – European Pet Food Industry
Nutritional Uses of the EU
UNESDA - Union of European Beverages Associations
WFA – World Federation of Advertisers

II. Think tanks, platforms
AEF – Advertising Education Forum
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies
EPC European Policy Center
ERT – European Roundtable of Industrialists
EU Platform for Action on Physical Activity, Diet and Health (through CIAA)
European Food SCP Round Table (through FDE)
High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain
RAC – Responsible Advertising and Children
SAI Platform – Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 250000  € - 300000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

In order to avoid double counting, aforementioned costs do not include membership fees or payments to the organisations listed above.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.