Food, Hospitality & Tourism
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is driven by its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, and guided by its values, which are rooted in respect. This includes respect not just for itself but also respect for others, for diversity and for the future.
Nestlé has a global history of over 150 years and has been a part of Sri Lanka for more than 110 years. It has more than 2,000 brands worldwide ranging from global icons Nescafé or Maggi to local favorites like Nestomalt.
It is one of the largest private-sector collectors of fresh milk in Sri Lanka and one of the world’s largest exporters of coconut milk powder. It is also one of the top most valuable companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization.
Nestlé prides itself on local manufacturing, using mainly local ingredients at its state-of-the-art factory in Kurunegala. Its portfolio comprises some of the country’s best loved brands, benefiting from its R&D network, global expertise in nutrition, and stringent quality control procedures. It provides direct employment to over 800 people in Sri Lanka whilst contributing to the livelihoods of over 20,000 local farming families. It was crowned Sri Lanka’s Best Corporate Citizen in the Manufacturing Sector by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and 2018, and was ranked Sri Lanka’s Most Respected Food and Beverage company in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the LMD Most Respected Entities Publication.