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Nestlé Purina’s Monday Morning Message
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Nestlé Purina’s Monday Morning Message

Nestlé Purina’s Monday Morning Message

At Nestlé Purina, our unwavering dedication extends not only to our beloved dogs, cats, and the people who cherish them but also to fostering a robust internal community among our valued associates. By fostering a sense of unity and collaboration among our colleagues, we ensure that everyone feels valued, motivated, and empowered to contribute their best to our shared mission. At Nestlé Purina, we understand that a strong internal community is the foundation upon which we build a brighter future for pets and the people who love them.

One of the ways we stay connected as a large organization is through an internal, intranet platform that we call ‘The Nest’. This space allows associates to be in-the-know on the happenings within Purina and the greater Nestlé organization. One article that associates know they can always expect to find on The Nest is Nestlé Purina’s Monday Morning Message.

Each Monday morning for over 30 years, William H. Danforth greeted associates with a special message on their desks—a tradition conceived back in 1921. Even after Mr. Danforth passed in 1955, the messages continued under his successor and son, Donald Danforth.

During the mid-60’s, this tradition quietly faded. But as a company that is truly honored and proud of its rich history, we resurrected the Monday Morning Message in 2013 to keep the spirit of Mr. Danforth alive by reprinting some of his inspirational quotes, as well as collecting thoughts from associates. This weekly communication allows individuals who work at Purina to carry the torch and provide inspirational, motivational, and uplifting words to the rest of our associate body.

The Monday Morning Messages have become a space where we celebrate the diversity that enriches our organization, engage in meaningful discussions about career growth, and share personal anecdotes that highlight the essence of Nestle Purina and our vibrant culture. In our Monday Morning Messages, we dive into topics that resonate with our associates' journeys. We explore career growth opportunities, providing guidance and insights to help individuals navigate their paths within our organization. Whether it's sharing success stories, offering advice, or highlighting development programs, these messages serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for our team members as they strive for personal and professional growth.

In our St. Louis Headquarters, a display case proudly showcases the original Monday Morning Messages from these visionary leaders. These messages, written nearly a century ago, still hold immense value and serve as a reminder of the timeless principles that guide us today.

We believe that the principles of Mr. Danforth are not just words on a page, but a way of life that continues to shape our organization. They inspire us to uplift and inspire others, to strive for excellence, and to make a positive impact on the world around us. We are committed to fostering a culture that embraces these values and encourages every member of our team to embody them in their work and interactions.

When you choose a career with Nestle Purina, you become part of an organization that goes beyond the ordinary. We invite you to discover what it truly means to be part of a company that values integrity, innovation, and compassion. Click here to explore our company's values and culture and join us in our mission to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them.