Tackling climate change can’t wait and neither can we.
Global climate change is one of the most pressing issues faced by humanity today. Left unchecked, climate change will accelerate environmental degradation, disrupt global economies and claim untold lives and livelihoods. In fact, it is already apparent in changing weather patterns, more extreme climate events and changes in resource availability.
Nestlé is using its size, scale and reach to tackle climate change and make a big difference. We are transforming our business and using our resources to inspire change.
Building on a decade of action, we will halve our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.
We are playing a leading role by tackling emissions across our business and supply chain. We will use ingredients for our foods and beverages grown through regenerative methods and protect trees and landscapes that help absorb carbon.
Why it matters
Climate change impacts are already apparent in shifting weather patterns, extreme weather events and reduced resource availability. Everyone, globally, will feel the effect of these changes, from the farmers who supply Nestlé to the consumers who enjoy our products.
Under current forecasts, global temperatures could rise by 3–4°C, an increase that would drastically impact people and the planet alike. Interventions and business initiatives must be developed with increased urgency to deliver global reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and higher levels of resilience throughout the value chain.
Our path to net zero addresses three main areas:
We work closely with farmers, suppliers and communities where we operate to source our ingredients in a way that generates positive environmental and social impacts.
• Working with farmers to adopt practices that tackle climate change and enhance livelihoods.
• Motivating our suppliers around the world to join us on our journey to net zero.
• Planting 20 million trees every year for the next 10 years.
• Ensuring our suppliers of key commodities are completely deforestation-free by 2022.
Achieving net zero emissions will involve big changes to the way we make our products.
• Moving to 100% renewable electricity for all 800 Nestlé sites.
• Switching global fleet of owned or contracted vehicles to lower emission options by 2022 and to offset any remaining emissions.
Using our know-how and resources, we will transform our portfolio with products that are ‘good for you and good for the planet’.
• Lowering the impact of our recipes
• Improving how we measure and manage emissions
• Moving toward carbon neutral brands