Nestlé Is Going All in on Workplace by Facebook

The social network’s enterprise solution is now the food and beverage giant’s global internal communication tool

About 210,000 Nestlé employees around the world are using Workplace by Facebook jfmdesign/iStock

Workplace by Facebook, the social network’s enterprise solution and answer to Slack, is now the official global internal communication tool at Nestlé.

The global food and beverage giant began implementing Workplace by Facebook nine months ago, with the first wave including employees in Mexico, Brazil, the Middle East and South Africa.

Nestlé said in a release that some 210,000 of its employees worldwide are using the platform, adding that among those who were part of the initial deployment, engagement per post was 25 times higher than it had been on other platforms.

Nestlé executive vice president Chris Johnson said in the release, “Nestlé is a people-first environment. We really rely on our talented teams to manage more than 2,000 Nestlé brands worldwide. We help our employees develop and we give them the right tools, so Workplace is a perfect fit.”

Chief information officer Filippo Catalano added, “Workplace is also a great example of Nestlé constantly embracing the best technology and systems. Today, using Workplace by Facebook, we are able to give our employees across the globe a platform to build connections, enabling faster and more engaging sharing of information.”

And Workplace by Facebook vp Julien Codorniou said, “As the global work landscape continues to change and the demand for better collaboration, best-of-breed information technology and mobile-first work increases, we are honored to partner with a company like Nestlé to help employees work together to allow for limitless innovation.” David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.