Nestle on Track to Reach 20% Absolute Reduction of GHG Emissions by 2025

Nestle, a Swiss multinational food and drink company, has achieved a net reduction of 13.5 percent of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2023, as well as a reduction of more than 15.3 percent in methane emissions. The organization is on track to reach a 20 percent absolute reduction of GHG emissions by 2025.

Nestle has been steady on its goal through programs and initiatives implemented across all its activities. About 94 percent of the decline of Nestle’s GHG emissions in 2023 came from reductions in its operations and supply chain.

Nestle on Track to Reach 20% Absolute Reduction of GHG Emissions by 2025

Antonia Wanner, Group Head of ESG Strategy and Development at Nestle, said their progress on emissions reductions reflects the company’s unwavering commitment to its net zero roadmap. “We are working closely with our partners to help make food production more sustainable while aiming at enhancing livelihoods across our value chain at the same time. A just transition is crucial to accelerate our efforts.”

Nestle said it’s working with suppliers and farmers it sources from to help them transition to regenerative agricultural practices, based on five pillars of action – diverse cropping systems and livestock integration, biodiversity, collective and landscape actions, soil health, and water security and quality.

Moreover, the company is committed to providing technical, collaborative, or financial assistance to support a just transition for the farmers with whom it works. Nestle said work in coffee, through the ‘Nestle Plan 2030’ and the ‘Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program’, or in cocoa, through the ‘Income Accelerator Program’ is helping increase productivity and improve farmers’ livelihoods. It highlighted that one-quarter of the reductions achieved in 2030 came from dairy and livestock projects, such as the company’s initiatives under the Ninho brand in Brazil.

Furthermore, Nestle wants to reduce emissions through a combination of agroforestry, deforestation prevention and new farming practices, while boosting innovation both in products and in agri-tech through its own research and development, and external partnerships.

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