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#ThisIsOurJourney: Christian shares how Nestlé Creating Shared Value (CSV) Project changed His Life



Nestlé Nigeria Plc has been operating as one of the largest food and beverage companies in Nigeria for over 57 years. With a staff strength of over 2,200 operating in 3 manufacturing sites and 8 branch offices across the country, Nestlé, produces and markets high-quality nutritious foods adapted to the needs of Nigerians.

As a business principle, Nestlé works to create value for everyone across its value chain while ensuring the success of its business and meeting shareholder expectations. This principle is called Creating Shared Value (CSV) and is embedded in the way Nestlé does business.

From promoting grassroots sports development to supporting farmers and distributors who are a part of its value chain, Nestlé has been able to add value to the lives of many in line with its purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

Here is a testimonial of Chris, one of the many direct beneficiaries of Nestlé Nigeria’s way of doing business by Creating Shared Value for everyone connected to its business. Christian Emenike Ude was a young man with a vision but no opportunity to actualize the vision.

Starting out in trading, Christian struggled to make ends meet from his small shop in the Ogbete Market, Enugu. He was at the mercy of the big distributors who taught him the ropes.

His life turned around when he met Nestlé who did not only provide him with products for distribution but also gave him a support structure for development as a distributor.

Twenty years down the line, Christian has become one of the biggest distributors of Nestlé products in Nigeria and in West Africa. His story is one out of the thousands whose lives have been changed through the opportunities Nestlé provides across its value chain.

Nestlé is committed to improving the livelihoods of individuals and families connected to its business. This is why we provide opportunities for individuals like Christian to grow and thrive.  

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