Nestlé is the largest food and beverage company in the world and is headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It has more than 2,000 brands ranging from global icons to local favorites, and it is present in 189 countries around the world. The company is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Its total sales in 2017 was 89.8 billion Swiss Francs (about 91.4 billion US dollars). China is the second largest market for the Nestlé Group, with 33 factories, four R&D centers, a Nestlé Food Safety Institute, a Nestlé Dairy Farming Institute, a Nescafe Coffee Center and about 50,000 employees. Nearly all major product categories that Nestlé sells elsewhere in the world are also available in China.  In addition, Nestlé provides consumers with quality products under such local brands as Totole, Yinlu, Hsu Fu Chi, Dashan and Haoji. Nestlé embraces the belief of creating shared values. Through working directly with farmers, it allows the company to ensure reliable supply of quality raw materials at the source while at the same time contribute to the development of rural community and economy. Typical examples in China include fresh milk development and coffee farming.