Sustainability isn’t just about the environment. It’s about transforming the way we work - from the sourcing of our ingredients, to the making and delivery of our products – and therefore delivering lasting change to the people and places around us.
"We’re looking at everything we do and seeing how we can innovate and improve to reduce our carbon footprint. "
We’ve already set ourselves some tough targets:
emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050* – playing our part in meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goals.
excess packaging materials where possible
to eliminate solid waste for disposal from all our sites.
water withdrawal (usage) year-on-year in our factories and distribution centers. Since 2018 we have reduced our water withdrawal by 21% across all sites.
make 100% of our packaging designed for recycling (moving from 85% widely recyclable, 13% designed for recycling, and 2% not recyclable). Currently, 98% of our packaging is designed for recycling.
BETTER PLANET PROMISE
Whilst we already have made great progress over the past few years (for example 100% of our purchased electricity comes from renewable sources), reaching carbon net-zero emissions will require changes to the way we do business. But the challenge doesn’t scare us – we’ve built a detailed roadmap on how we can achieve all we need to and will continue to work on the gaps we need to close...
Nestlé Cocoa Plan
To make great chocolate, you need great cocoa.
All our breakfast cereals and bars carrying the Nestlé Cocoa Plan and the Rainforest Alliance cocoa seal contain sustainably sourced cocoa.
The Nestlé Wheat Plan
Partnerships with farmers like Ian Matts from Brixworth Farm in Northampton are at the heart of our Nestlé® Wheat Plan.
We are supporting them to move to regenerative farming methods. Over the years to come, this will help improve the natural environment where our wheat is grown.
Regenerative farming is widely recognised to improve the soil’s ability to capture carbon and boost local biodiversity, whilst continuing to grow great quality wheat crops. Better farming, better countryside.
We have established the baseline for our corporate carbon footprint and are prioritizing initiatives in our roadmap that will reduce our carbon footprint over the next couple of years.