Nestlé & PwC Spread the Sustainability Message

To Press Releases listKuala Lumpur,Jun 4, 2014

A participant asking a question to the panel during the Q & A session

Nestlé and PricewaterhouseCoopers teamed up to organise a talk on Measuring Shared Value: Enabling Effective Sustainability on 4 June 2014. The opening remarks was delivered by Mr. Marc Seiler, Executive Director, Finance & Control of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad. In his speech, he stressed that Nestlé as the Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, creates prosperity and improves the quality of peoples’ lives in an inclusive manner and which goes beyond just complying with the legal requirements or international standards. Creating Shared Value (CSV) also helps us build sustainable relationships with the people, stakeholders and communities whom we touch through the success of our business.

The half-day programme created an opportunity for both companies to strengthen their ties with their respective stakeholders and shed some light on the various approaches of CSV which is being actively practised by other organisations. Mr. Andrew Chan, PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change Leader also gave an overview on impact measurement and covered the consistently evolving nature of sustainability as well as its emerging trends. Nestlé’s Corporate Responsibility Manager, Ms. Immy Ooi shared about CSV as Nestlé’s business approach and highlighted the Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme, using it as a case study to demonstrate how success and impact is being measured.

The panel sharing their thoughts on the emerging trends of sustainability and Creating Shared Value.

This was followed by a Panel Session, where participants had the opportunity to ask questions to the panel, consisting of Nestlé’s Executive Director, Group Corporate Affairs, Pn. Zainun Abdul Rauf, Mr Andrew Chan of PwC and also Ms. Immy Ooi.

Last but not least, participants were treated to a cooking demonstration by Nestlé’s Chef Muluk, who demonstrated to the audience how to cook a wholesome and healthy meal of Nasi Briyani, Grilled Chicken and also Mixed Vegetable Salad in less than one hour.

As a pioneer of CSV, Nestlé is pleased to push the sustainability agenda forward by hosting the Morning Talk to a group of like-minded individuals who are keen to learn more about sustainability and share their experiences. It was a valuable collaboration between Nestlé and PwC which enabled the two organisations to share mutual experiences in the sphere of sustainability. Attended by almost 50 CSR practitioners and experts from various fields, it was a good industry engagement which created a platform for thought leadership and exchange of ideas.