- Name of Founder: Henri Nestlé
- State | Country: Vevey, Switzerland
- Date of Incorporation : 1866
Achievements in Sustainability
Nestlé is a multinational food and beverage conglomerate based in Switzerland. Nestlé understands the need of actively addressing environmental challenges. The objective of the enterprise’s environmental goal is to make sure that it is doing its part properly and taking a leadership role in environmental preservation.
Nestlé has its eye set on achieving the goal of zero environmental impact in its operations by 2030 and the conglomerate has been working along with R&D for this purpose. Being a member of the RE100, the company aims to meet its energy requirements with 100% renewable electricity and at this initial stage of the endeavour the 25.7% of the company’s electricity requirements are met through renewable electricity; many of its markets like Germany, Austria, Poland, etc. use 100% renewable electricity.
Nestlé’s circular approach in procuring power from waste is notable, coffee grounds and wood chips are used as fuel sources. The Henniez bottling factory of Nestlé has halved its CO2 production by shifting to a mixture of dairy farm manure and coffee waste from nearby Nespresso and Nescafé factories. The company focuses to reduce its carbon footprint by introducing alternative fuel sources. In Italy, Nestlé Waters changed 8% of its fleet from diesel to more sustainable gas-powered vehicles.
Nestlé has committed to making all its packaging 100% recyclable and reusable by 2025, Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences will be the chief contributor in this initiative; along with R&D, the institute will appraise through research the functionality and safety of its packing materials. Packaging-free alternatives, simpler packaging, use of functional paper, recycled, biodegradable, or compostable materials are among the research priorities As part of its attempts to eliminate single-use packaging, Nestlé is testing the use of reusable and also refillable dispensers for pet care like Purina cat food and soluble coffee like Nescafé coffee. In collaboration with TerraCycle, Häagen-Dazs, a Nestlé brand, has started an initiative to use customized refillable packaging. Nestlé Waters through the NaturALL Bottle Alliance is collaborating with Danone and Origin Materials, an American organization, to produce PET plastic bottles that would be made entirely of renewable materials. By 2017 the conglomerate has avoided 22,558 tonnes of packaging.
To help farmers grow crops that are much more sustainable, Nestle’s plant science teams identify and breed high-performing varieties of crops with higher returns, higher disease and insect resistance, superior taste and nutrition, and a reduced environmental footprint.
Nestlé has decided to make all its water bottling sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship standard by 2025. Over a ten-year period, Nestlé reduced direct water withdrawals by 32% per tonne of product by the end of 2020. The company expects to replenish 100% of its withdrawn water by the year 2025. From 2019, Nestlé has started installing Aquassay technology in its factories to track the use of water from the source to the point of discharge. Nestlé has been working to protect all forms of habitat and to reduce its environmental impact to zero.
- Nestlé recognizes the need of actively tackling environmental issues. The company’s environmental goal is to ensure that it is doing its part and leading the way in environmental preservation.
- Nestlé has established a goal of having zero environmental impact in its operations by 2030, and the corporation has been collaborating with R&D to achieve this aim.
- Nestlé, as a member of the RE100, seeks to meet all its energy needs with renewable energy, with renewable energy accounting for 25.7 percent of the company’s electrical use now.
- Nestlé’s Henniez bottling plant has reduced CO2 emissions by half by switching to a blend of dairy farm manure and coffee waste from nearby Nespresso and Nescafé manufacturers for fuel. By incorporating alternate fuel sources, the corporation aims to lessen its carbon footprint.
- Nestlé has pledged to make all its packaging 100 percent recyclable and reused by 2025, and the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences will play a key role in this effort.
- Nestlé is experimenting with reusable and refillable dispensers for pet food like Purina cat food and soluble coffee like Nescafé coffee as part of its efforts to eliminate single-use packaging.
- Häagen-Dazs, a Nestlé brand, has launched an initiative to employ bespoke refillable packaging in conjunction with TerraCycle.
- By 2017 the conglomerate has avoided 22,558 tonnes of packaging.
- Nestle’s plant science teams identify and breed high-performing kinds of crops with reduced environmental footprints to assist farmers in growing foods that are considerably more sustainable.
- By 2025, Nestlé plans to have all its water bottling plants comply with the Alliance for Water Stewardship standard.
- Nestlé reduced direct water withdrawals by 32 percent per tonne of product over a ten-year period by the end of 2020. By 2025, the corporation intends to have replenished all its withdrawn water.
- Nestlé has been aiming to protect all types of habitat and to have a zero environmental impact.
The efforts of Nestlé show that there is no single formula to sustainability. In fact, there is an urgent need to include sustainable measures in every aspect of production and consumption.