Nestlé is to close its factory and offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a move that the company claims will allow it to develop its sales and distribution business model in the
country.

In a statement from the company, it claims that it does not anticipate that there will be any changes to the local product portfolio.

“We will give every assistance to our employees to match them with any positions that become available as a result of these changes. We are grateful for the contribution our staff have made to Nestlé’s business in the DRC. We are offering a settlement package that is more favourable than that prescribed by the local labour legislation. We are striving to
minimise the impact on those affected, providing them with fair compensation and support,” said the statement.