In an ongoing drive to tackle evolving societal needs, Nestlé has donated over 1.2 million Food and Beverage servings to the Oman Charitable Organization, impacting more than 1,000 families, and provided more than 47,000 face masks to hospitals. The donations included dairy, cereals, culinary products, and other essential food staples.
“Our priorities focus on three main objectives: 1. safeguarding the safety and wellbeing of our employees, our collaborators, business partners and the communities we are a part of; 2. ensuring continued production and delivery of food and beverage products to help meet the nutritional needs of individuals and families; and 3. stepping up relief efforts to local communities and healthcare professionals,” said Mohammed Costantini, Nestlé’s General Business Manager in Oman.
The local efforts are part of Nestlé mobilizations in the Middle East and North Africa supporting more than 30 entities in 17 countries, where the company has so far donated 10 million food and beverage servings as part of an ongoing donations campaign.
In addition, the company’s various divisions are contributing in their different expertise. Nestlé Professional for example continues to offer pragmatic support to its business partners in the hospitality industry, as they reopen to welcome back their customers. This is being done through its “Always Open for You” initiative which benefited foodservice outlets in Oman, with offerings including payment term extensions, coffee machine rental fees suspensions, and provision of free products, trainings, marketing and other services.
“We care deeply for people and for the communities in which we operate, and always strive to remain true to our purpose of Enhancing Quality of Life and Contributing to a Healthier Future,” concluded Costantini. “Food and beverages help keep people healthy and enhance their quality of life, and we want to meet our responsibility to provide good nutrition, especially for the most vulnerable in society.”
Nestlé in Oman
Nestlé first established direct operations in Oman in 2002. The company employs more than 130 people in the Sultanate, 70% of whom are Omani nationals. Nestlé works with more than 85 suppliers in Oman and more than 1,600 retail customers in the country, including supermarkets and pharmacies.
Nestlé also established several collaborations with local governments, NGOs, authorities, and the private sector, with which it aims to Create Shared Value in various areas. These include youth development initiatives such as the “Nestlé Center of Excellence” and “A Day at Nestlé,” nutrition awareness, and environmental conservation.
About Nestlé Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Nestlé’s heritage in the Middle East and North Africa goes back over 100 years with the sale of the first Infant Cereals in Egypt. Today, Nestlé operates 25 Food & Beverage factories across the 19 countries of the MENA Region, and provides direct employment to more than 15,000 people who are all committed to Nestlé’s purpose of Enhancing Quality of Life and Contributing to a Healthier Future. Nestlé MENA also provides indirect employment across the region to several thousand more.
The Nestlé portfolio in the region currently exceeds 60 innovative product brands in a wide range of categories: Dairy, Infant Nutrition, Coffee and Creamers, Confectionery, Bottled Water, Breakfast Cereals, Culinary products, Health Science, and Pet Care, among others. Nestlé NIDO, Nestlé CERELAC, Nestlé NAN, S-26, PROGRESS, NESCAFÉ, NESPRESSO, Bonjorno Café, Coffee-mate, KitKat, MAGGI, Nestlé FITNESS, Nestlé Grain d’Or, Nestlé Pure Life, OPTIFAST, and PURINA Friskies are just some of the brands available in the Middle East and North Africa.
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