Nestlé S.A.

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

8.5 Fte (9)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

8

High-level Commission meetings

40

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Nestlé S.A.   (Nestlé (SIX: NESN))

    EU Transparency Register

    15366395387-57 First registered on 25 Feb 2011

    Goals / Remit

    Nestlé, with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé and is today the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Sales for 2023 amounted to CHF 93 bn worldwide (CHF 19,1 bn(2023) in Zone Europe). The Group has factories in 76 countries and sales in 188 countries and employs around 270 000 people.
    The Nestlé brand portfolio covers practically all food and beverage categories: milk and dairy products, nutrition (infant, healthcare, performance and weight management), ice cream, breakfast cereals, coffee and beverages, culinary products (cooking aids, sauces etc.), chocolate and confectionery, petcare, bottled water.
    The best-known global brands include Nescafé, Nestea, Maggi, Purina, Nestlé Nutrition and of course Nestlé itself. Other brands also sell in many countries – for example, Milo, Nesquik, Nespresso, Lean Cuisine, Kit Kat, Smarties(...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Food Information to Consumers implementation
    Product reformulation
    Circular Economy
    Product Environmental Footprint
    Youth employment, E-Privacy
    Food Supply Chain
    International trade
    Common Agricultural Policy
    EU Farm to Fork Strategy
    EU Legislative Framework on Sustainable Food Systems
    European Green Deal
    Europe's Beating Cancer Plan
    EU Framework on added sugars reduction
    Childhood Obesity Action Plan

    Address

    Head Office
    Avenue Nestlé, 55
    Vevey 1800
    SWITZERLAND
    EU Office
    Birminghamstraat 221
    Brussels 1070
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    9

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%8
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    8.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    8 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Mar 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 10 Jan 2024 09 Jan 2025
    Mr Paolo GIRO 05 Jan 2024 03 Jan 2025
    Mr Thies Julius LORENZEN 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Ms Tisa Kosem 11 Oct 2023 10 Oct 2024
    Ms Elise BERTHELEMY 06 Sep 2023 05 Sep 2024
    Ms Claire PEDERSEN 12 May 2023 10 May 2024
    Mr Gregorio BONALDI 11 May 2023 10 May 2024
    Mr Edoardo CAVALCABO 12 Apr 2023 11 Apr 2024
    Mr Paolo GIRO 14 Jan 2023 05 Jan 2024
    Mr Johannes WEBER 14 Jan 2023 09 Nov 2023
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 13 Jan 2023 10 Jan 2024
    Mr Jorge Rafael ALAVA GUTIERREZ 10 Nov 2022 25 Aug 2023
    Ms Tisa Kosem 20 Oct 2022 11 Oct 2023
    Mr Gregorio BONALDI 20 May 2022 11 May 2023
    Ms Claire PEDERSEN 11 May 2022 11 May 2023
    Mr Johannes WEBER 06 Jan 2022 06 Jan 2023
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 05 Jan 2022 05 Jan 2023
    Mr Paolo GIRO 20 Nov 2021 19 Nov 2022
    Mr Robin PRAILLET 21 May 2021 11 Nov 2021
    Ms Greta Drumstaite 13 Feb 2021 18 May 2021
    Mr Johannes WEBER 08 Jan 2021 06 Jan 2022
    Ms Olivera Medugorac 08 Jan 2021 03 Dec 2021
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 08 Jan 2021 05 Jan 2022
    Mr Robin PRAILLET 15 Apr 2020 15 Apr 2021
    Ms Greta Drumstaite 20 Feb 2020 13 Feb 2021
    Ms Olivera Medugorac 09 Jan 2020 08 Jan 2021
    Mr Johannes WEBER 09 Jan 2020 08 Jan 2021
    Mr Edoardo CAVALCABO 14 Dec 2019 12 Dec 2020
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 21 Sep 2019 19 Sep 2020
    Mr Robin PRAILLET 19 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2020
    Mr Edoardo CAVALCABO 08 Mar 2019 28 Mar 2019
    Ms Greta Drumstaite 06 Mar 2019 20 Feb 2020
    Ms Olivera Medugorac 09 Jan 2019 09 Jan 2020
    Mr Johannes WEBER 09 Jan 2019 09 Jan 2020
    Ms Manuela Kron 01 Dec 2018 01 Dec 2019
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 26 Sep 2018 21 Sep 2019
    Mr Robin PRAILLET 07 Apr 2018 19 Mar 2019
    Ms Olivera Medugorac 09 Jan 2018 09 Jan 2019
    Mr Johannes WEBER 09 Jan 2018 09 Jan 2019
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 13 Oct 2017 26 Sep 2018
    Ms Manuela Kron 13 Oct 2017 13 Oct 2018
    Mr Robin PRAILLET 25 Apr 2017 07 Apr 2018
    Mr Robin PRAILLET 21 Apr 2016 20 Apr 2017
    Mr Bert DE MEESTER 06 Jan 2017 03 Jan 2018
    Ms Olivera Medugorac 06 Jan 2017 05 Jan 2018
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 04 Nov 2016 13 Oct 2017
    Ms Manuela Kron 14 Oct 2016 13 Oct 2017
    Robin PRAILLET 21 Apr 2016 07 Apr 2017
    Mr Bert DE MEESTER 12 Jan 2016 06 Jan 2017
    Ms Olivera Medugorac 12 Jan 2016 06 Jan 2017
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 19 Nov 2015 04 Nov 2016
    Robin PRAILLET 28 Oct 2015 21 Apr 2016
    Ms Manuela Kron 17 Oct 2015 14 Oct 2016
    Mr Gonçalo Maria Salvado Coxito Granado 24 Jul 2015 09 Jan 2016
    Ms Sela Andreu Muñoz 24 Mar 2015 20 Aug 2015
    Ms Manuela Kron 11 Oct 2014 09 Oct 2015
    Mr Bert DE MEESTER 16 Jan 2015 12 Jan 2016
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 11 Dec 2014 19 Nov 2015
    Mrs Manuela Kron 11 Oct 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Gonçalo Maria Salvado Coxito Granado 30 Jul 2014 24 Jul 2015
    Ms Sela Andreu Muñoz 20 Mar 2014 19 Mar 2015
    Mr Bert DE MEESTER 16 Jan 2014 14 Jan 2015
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 09 Jan 2014 11 Dec 2014
    Mr Gonçalo Maria Salvado Coxito Granado 06 Aug 2013 30 Jul 2014
    Mr Bert DE MEESTER 31 Jan 2013 16 Jan 2014
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 08 Jan 2013 01 Jan 2014
    Mr Gonçalo Maria Salvado Coxito Granado 04 Dec 2012 06 Aug 2013
    Mr Bert DE MEESTER 23 Nov 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Mr Bert DE MEESTER 19 Dec 2011 23 Nov 2012
    Mr Bart VANDEWAETERE 17 Jan 2012 08 Feb 2013

    Complementary Information

    European Affairs Office of 8 full-time employees plus one trainee plus 0,5 FTE administrative support. Occasional ad hoc engagement of corporate experts or national public affairs managers.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    The following list comprises only those organizations that focus on EU policies and European institutions and are relevant for this register:

    I. Associations
    AIM - European Brands Association
    Caobisco - Association of chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of the European Union
    Ceereal - European Cereal Breakfast Association
    Culinaria Europe
    ECF – European Coffee federation
    EDA – European Dairy Association
    NMWE - Natural Mineral Waters Europe
    Eucolait – European Association of Dairy Trade
    Euroglaces – European Ice Cream Association
    EUROPEN - European Organization for Packaging and the Environment
    MNI - Medical Nutrition International
    SNE - Specialised Nutrition Europe
    Fediaf – European Pet Food Industry
    FoodDrinkEurope
    UNESDA - Union of European Beverages Associations
    WFA – World Federation of Advertisers
    EAPF – European Alliance for Plant-based Foods


    II. Think tanks, platforms

    ERT – European Roundtable of Industrialists
    RAC – Responsible Advertising and Children
    SAI Platform – Sustainable Agriculture Initiative
    ECTA – European Clean Trucking Alliance
    FPI – Flexible Packaging Initiative

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    kellen 10,000€ - 24,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    kellen
    linklaters llp

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    In order to avoid double counting, aforementioned costs do not include membership fees or payments to the organisations listed above.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Globe EU Group

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    Food legislation, agriculture, environmental policy (sustainable consumption & production), external trade, corporate social responsibility, competition policy, industrial policy, internal market & member of EU Platform on Diet, Physical act & Health.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    40 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 28 Jun 2023 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Geo-political importance of food, contribution of agriculture/food to success of the European Green Deal and the EU’s global competitiveness
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Attending
      • Andreas Schneider (Cabinet member)
      • Janusz Wojciechowski (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Jun 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting on skills policies
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 May 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Review of Horizontal Guidelines.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Simon Genevaz (Cabinet member)
      • Liliane Giardino-karlinger (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Mar 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Financing opportunities for sustainable food systems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Jan 2023 Location Davos (CH)
      Subject The Skills Agenda, the European Year of Skills as well as the impact of inflation on the industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Antoine Kasel (Cabinet member)
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
    • Date 10 Jan 2023 Location virtual
      Subject Taxonomy, ESG ratings, CSRD
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Dec 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Workshop on the transition towards sustainable food systems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Nov 2022 Location BERL
      Subject due diligence, sustainable cocoa
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Jun 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 Feb 2022 Location video-call
      Subject revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Dec 2021 Location video-call
      Subject Discussion on investments into carbon removals with business representatives
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject VTC Meeting - Code of Conduct on responsible food business and market practices
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Attending
      • Annukka Ojala (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject EU Code for responsible business and marketing practices
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 May 2021 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject EU code of conduct for responsible marketing and business practices
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 Apr 2021 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject Dairy denominations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Feb 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Pact for Skills roundtable with the representatives of agri-food sector.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Feb 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Pact for Skills roundtable with the representatives of agri-food sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
      • Eszter Batta (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jan 2021 Location Brussles - video conference
      Subject Discussion on sustainability commitments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Dec 2020 Location video conferencing
      Subject consumer policy and green pledges
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Isabelle Perignon (Cabinet member)
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Jun 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Videoconference on the effect of the crisis on employment, especially youth employment, apprenticeships and skills.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Exit and recovery strategy in the agro food sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Gaelle Garnier (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Mar 2020 Location Video conference
      Subject Horizon Europe programme and the future EU priorities on Education and Youth.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Vasco Ferreira (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Koleva (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Mar 2020 Location Video conference
      Subject Horizon Europe programme and the future EU priorities on Education and Youth.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Attending
      • Maria Koleva (Cabinet member)
      • Vasco Ferreira (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Antoine Kasel (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable food systems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Water and Circular Economy
      DG Environment
      Attending
      • Daniel Calleja Crespo (Director-General)
    • Date 19 Feb 2018 Location BERL
      Subject Food industry/Nestle concerns and priorities for a balanced supply chain
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Jan 2018 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject Europe and the role of Research & Innovation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • Antonio Lowndes Marques De Araujo Vicente (Cabinet member)
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Jul 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Vocational skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      Attending
      • Julie Fionda (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject dual quality of products
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Eduard Hulicius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Evolved pan-European nutrition labelling scheme
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
      • Vytenis Andriukaitis (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject The Evolved Nutrition Label initiative
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Promotion of apprenticeship in schools
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Rodrigo Ballester (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Keynote dinner speech
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Attending
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 11 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Investment in research and innovation in Europe's agri-food value chains to the benefit of society, growth and jobs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
    • Date 11 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on key issues for food safety and nutrition
      DG Health and Food Safety
      Attending
      • Xavier Prats Monné (Director-General)
    • Date 26 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Preparation of Meeting between Commissioner Moedas and Paul Bulcke (Nestlé's CEO)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • José Mendes Bota (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Trans Fatty Acids
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Youth employability and apprenticeships
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      Attending
      • Marianne Thyssen (Commissioner)
      • Julie Fionda (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Dec 2014 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Nestlé's experience as a founding pledge company in the European Alliance for Apprenticeships
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      Attending
      • Stefaan Hermans (Cabinet member)
      • Julie Fionda (Cabinet member)
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