Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company and also the company investing the most in food R&D: EUR 1.5 billion. It is present in 189 countries around the world and its 328,000 employees, of which 5,000 works with R&D, are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2,000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé, Nespresso, Purina Petfood, Nestlé Babyfood, Cheerios and Kit Kat to local favourites like Piltti. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.