. Developing youth helps our business too, because young people are the employees who will keep our company dynamic and competitive, the farmers who will grow the crops we need, and the entrepreneurs who will help us reach new markets.
Nestlé needs YOUth, our global youth initiative
Three areas of action
In 2013, we launched the Nestlé needs YOUth initiative, which we expanded in 2017 to encompass our entire value chain – from operations and supply, to agriculture and innovation. By doing so, we are supporting our ambition to help 10 million young people worldwide access economic opportunities by 2030.
Working towards our 2030 ambition, we're focusing on three key areas:
- Employment and employability
Employment and employability
We help to equip young people with the skills they need to thrive in tomorrow’s workplaces by providing apprenticeships and training opportunities, and by hiring young people.
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The future of food relies on farmers. Therefore, we inspire, train and enable young farmers to develop necessary knowledge, skills and nurture entrepreneurial spirit to sustainably manage their ‘future’ farms.
We’re also crowdsourcing great ideas to help young farmers thrive, through channels like our open innovation platform [email protected]é
Read about our commitment to improving farm economics.?
Young entrepreneurs need all the support they can get – their vision, products and services can have the power to change the world for the better. We identify and nurture business talent in young people and help them start and grow their business.
We want our initiatives to create long-lasting impact. That is why we measure the value of our Nestlé needs YOUth initiative to Nestlé and to the society. Find out more in these reports.