Laurent Freixe, Nestlé CEO for the Americas Zone, has stressed the importance of working together to maximize the impact:
"With the 'Global Alliance for YOUth' we are taking a fundamental step to mobilize society for the employability of young people. At Nestlé we are committed to this purpose and that is why we have joined forces with other private companies to provide this group the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the 21st century."
Nestlé founded “Alliance for YOUth” in Europe in 2014 with the purpose of helping prepare young people to enter the professional world. After its successful launch, it expanded to the countries of the Pacific Alliance in 2017 (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) and to the Mercosur countries in 2018 (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay).
20 multinational companies have joined this Alliance: Adecco Group, BT, Cargill, CEMEX, Engie, EY, Facebook, Firmenich, MasterCard, Mercer, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nielsen, Publicis Groupe, SAP, Sodexo, Starbucks, Rockwell Automation, Vodafone and White & Case. The Alliance is also proud to work with public sector partners, such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the World Bank.