Nestlé is based in Switzerland where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 275000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future.

Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Nestlé has a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Nestlé R&D organization encompasses Nestlé Research, which works on cross-category, fundamental research, and our wider Nestlé R&D organization dedicated to category-focused product and systems development. 4100 people are working in R&D globally. Nestlé Research (NR) is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs approximately 800 people of about 50 nationalities, with a diverse range of competencies. It consists of five research institutes: Health Sciences, Food Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences, Packaging Sciences and Agricultural Sciences. Nestlé Research combines fundamental science at the highest level, high-end analytical platforms leveraged by all research teams, and strong prototyping capabilities to accelerate the translation of science into innovation.

The expertise of NR scientists is complemented by a wide-reaching network of external partners such as universities, private research institutes and companies, hospitals and start-up companies. Nestlé Research published around 1,000 scientific publications in peer review journals over the last five years, and files about 80 patents every year. The cross-category research is complemented by Nestlé Product and Technology Centers (NPTCs). At these centers, the scientific discoveries are translated into products and technologies for a variety of categories. These are: coffee, confectionery, dairy, food, nutrition, pet care, ice cream, solutions for out-of-home, health science and waters. The Regional Innovation Centers in China, India, Africa, Southeast Asia, and now, Latin America, also work to develop products for local needs, as part of their local innovation ecosystems.

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