Chocolate : Nestle : Multinational Company

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CHOCOLATE: NESTLÉ –
MULTINATIONAL COMPANY
Inquiry Focus: What are the interconnections involved in the production, consumption and trade of Nestlé products? What are the future implications for change in places as a result of these interconnections and how can the impacts of change be managed?
Nestlé originated in Switzerland, Vevey, during 1867 and founded by Henri Nestlé. Nestlé is a Multinational Corporation which has been incorporated within several products revolving chocolate. Through the products, Nestlé is estimated to own an approximate amount of 2000 brands altogether, including well known brands, such as: Kit Kat, Nescafé, Milo, Nestea, Nesquik, Maggi, Herta, Purina, Nespresso etc. The multinational corporation has gone through
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Afterwards, the manufacturing ensues, where the company mixes sugar, cocoa and other raw ingredients collected, in order to manufacture chocolate. Nestlé manufactures its products, in continents such as: North America, South America, Australia, South-East Asia, Africa, and Europe. The cocoa beans collected, are then converted into chocolate.
Subsequently, the packaging and transportation comes after the process. Chocolate blocks are typically packaged in materials such as aluminium, and packaged by machines used by the company. Nestlé has stated that their objective by 2017 is to avoid approximately 100 000 tonnes of packaging materials and in the process aim for functionality and performance whilst implementing weight and volume for the packages. In the process of packaging, it is crucial that it is done properly in order to prevent food waste along with profit. The transportation of the products is vital, due to distribution of Nestlé. Nestlé approximately travels 264 times and transports more than 141 000 tonnes of products to 1630 Warehouses worldwide. The distribution of the products would not occur without third parties and partnerships conducted in the process. In the disposal stage, the corporation has stated that their intention is to minimise or prevent waste. As most of the waste is disposed to offsite landfill or to be incinerated. Although as Nestlé attempts to make waste disposal minimum, other countries heighten
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