2023 Impact Awards winner: Nestlé Canada

2023 Impact Nestle DEI
2023 Impact Nestle DEI

Diversity, equity and inclusion have always been important to Nestlé Canada. Its DE&I committee has more than 100 employees with a strong vision for the organization —to create a work environment where every employee feels that they belong. 

As part of the company’s mission to foster open and candid conversations about diverse issues, its DE&I committee incorporated the Courageous Conversations program. In 2022, more than 300 employees participated in these sessions, designed to provide hands-on diversity training and enable frank discussions around discrimination and inequity.

In February 2022, the company announced a two-year partnership between its KitKat brand with local Toronto 2SLGBTQIA+ organization, Friends of Ruby. The collaboration includes financial support of the organization’s mental health programs and the release of limited-edition KitKat bars through key moments, such as Chosen Family Day and Pride month.

In March 2023, KitKat Canada developed a KitKat Iftar Bar, in celebration of breaking fast during Ramadan (Iftar). The brand partnered with Muslim content creators to trial 30-piece KitKat Iftar bars, available only through limited giveaways. It was a moment of pride for Nestlé Canada employees and an opportunity to learn from the experience to continue to celebrate meaningfully with Canada’s Muslim community in the future.

Nestle with friends of Ruby at event
Nestle Ramadan bar


Winners are also featured in the September/October 2023 issue of Convenience Store News Canada

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