Nestle announced it reopened its factories and warehouses in central and western Ukraine, to ensure the supply of essential food and drink in the country as the war continues into its second week. With ports unavailable for food deliveries into the war-torn country, import shortages loom. Three Nestle factories operate in Ukrain, with around 5,000 employees. They had temporarily closed last week, after the Russian army invaded the country.
A Nestle spokesperson told Reurters: “We are trying to reopen parts of the supply chain and distribute to retailers where it is safe to do so. The latest information is this was partially possible.”
Nestle produces locally most the food products it sells in Ukraine, but some raw materials, like coffee and cocoa, are imported, Reuters reports.
Photo: The Volyn Factory and warehouse in Smoligov, Ukraine, were upgraded with solar panels last year, part of Nestle’s sustainability efforts (Source: Nestle Ukraine Facebook).