Nestlé’s Global Youth Initiative

Nestlé’s ambition is to help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities by 2030.

Entity

Nestlé Private sector

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • Alliance4YOUth (All4YOUth)

    Partnerships

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

  • Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN)

    Partnerships

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
  • 2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons
  • 2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
  • 4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
  • 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • 5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
  • 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

description

Nestlé’s global youth initiative will focus on 3 streams: 1) Employment and employability through our Get Hired, Get Skilled (vocational training), Get Support and Get more opportunities activities. 2) Agripreneurship: supporting and assisting women and young farmers to improve the economic returns from their crops and become leaders in agriculture. 3) Entrepreneurship: identifying and nurturing business talent in young people. We want to help equip the next generation for employment, to become creative frontrunners in our company, successful agripreneurs, entrepreneurs and game changers regardless of their field or level of expertise. It will help build thriving, resilient communities and supports the UN sustainable development goals. It helps boost our business too, because young people drive internal change in a company, keeping it dynamic and competitive. They are the farmers who will grow the raw materials that we need to make our products. They are the entrepreneurs who will help us reach out to new markets and consumers. They are the innovators who will find the solutions to the business challenge of the future. This is why we are expanding the scope of the Nestlé needs Youth initiative that started in 2013 to encompass our entire value chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to the manufacturing and distribution of our products.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 50,000 young people gained work experience, including through internships and quality apprenticeships

    4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university

    By 2020, Nestlé commits to deliver 50000 apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities. Employability is one of the three action areas of our youth initiative.

    BY: Dec 2020
  • 25,000 jobs created for young people, including through subsidized employment and entrepreneurship

    8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    By 2020, Nestlé commits to create 25000 job opportunities for young people every year. Employment is one of the three action areas of our youth initiative.

    BY: Dec 2020

Start

18-Sep-2017

End

31-Dec-2030

10,000,000

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-35

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men

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