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Nestlé

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Weaning itself, and millions of customers, from sugar.

The more scientists study sugar, the more they discover how harmful it can be. Nestlé has cut added sugars across most of its portfolio, and plans to cut 5% more by 2020. It has also poured R&D money into changing sugar’s structure. By essentially creating a hollowed-out crystal, Nestlé thinks it can reduce the amount it uses in certain products (including chocolate) by up to 40%.

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Impact Segment

public Health/Nutrition

Sector

Food

Industry

Food Consumer Products

CEO

Ulf Mark Schneider

Employees

328,000

Company Type

Public

Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)

$90,814

Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)

$8,659

Market Value ($M)

$262,727

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