Reducing calories – progress highlights
Nestlé UK & Ireland announced in June 2014 that, in line with its Public Health Responsibility Deal commitment, it would reduce the calories in its single serve confectionery products to a maximum of 250kcal per serving. In 2014, we achieved this objective a year ahead of the deadline.
As a result of the work to reduce the calories in our single serve confectionery products to a maximum of 250 calories per serving and other work that we have done between January 2014 and December 2015, we have removed 19.1 billion calories from our confectionery products (1).
Other achievements under our calorie reduction pledge include the following:
• Confectionery: All products that are mainly consumed by children or women already contain no more than 180 calories and 200 calories per serving respectively. We have also increased products with fewer than 110 calories per serving year-on-year since signing the pledge (35%, 54%, 62% volume). 57% of our confectionery product brands have a smaller sized product as part of their range, giving consumers the option of enjoying their favourite products in a less substantial format.
• Ice cream: In 2015, we reduced the calories in our fab ice cream from 90 kcals to 82 kcals per portion.