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Compressed natural gas delivery truck in Poland: Nestlé Waters Poland has been pilot testing delivery trucks fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) since 2012.
By 2014 – We will expand the use of natural refrigerants in our industrial refrigeration systems.
By 2014 – All of our new ice cream chest freezers in Europe will use natural refrigerants.
By 2015 – We will reduce direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per tonne of product by 35% since 2005, resulting in an absolute reduction of GHG emissions.
We have reduced direct GHG emissions per tonne of product by 35.4% since 2005, resulting in an absolute reduction of 7.4% (2012: direct GHG emissions declined 14% between 2005 and 2012, while production increased by 31%). This means we achieved the objective we set ourselves in 2012 two years early. We have phased out 93% of our industrial refrigerants with high global warming and ozone-depleting potential (2012: 92%), and 18 000 of our new ice cream chest freezers are using natural refrigerants.
We have a holistic approach towards climate change, because considering GHG emissions in isolation may have a detrimental impact on other environmental aspects, such as water. We are committed to phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and replacing them with safe and more environmentally sustainable alternatives, although expanding the deployment of ice cream freezers using natural refrigerants beyond Europe will require an appropriate maintenance network. We regard biofuels as a major climate change challenge and, through our commitment on biofuels, we aim to take all possible and practical measures not to use liquid biofuel from first-generation agricultural products in our operations.
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