Environmental Performance Indicators

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Indicator Units 2006 2010 2015 2016 % Change 2015-2016 % Change 2010-2016 % Change 2006-2016 GRI reference
Total production volume 106 tonnes 38.2 43.7 54.6 55.8 2.2% 27.7% 45.9% *
  • Indicator Units 2006 2010 2015 2016 % Change 2015-2016 % Change 2010-2016 % Change 2006-2016 GRI reference
    Total on-site energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) 84.4 89.1 93.8 92.9 -1.0% 4.3% 10.0% G4‑EN3
    Total on-site energy consumption 109 Joules (GJ)
    per tonne product
    2.21 2.04 1.72 1.67 -3.1% -18.3% -24.6% G4‑EN5
    Total on-site energy consumption from renewable sources % of total on-site
    energy consumption
    N/A 11.9 15.4 16.9 10.1% 42.0%   G4‑EN3
    Total direct energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 63.4 63.8 63.2 -0.8% -0.2%   G4‑EN3
    Direct non-renewable energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 57.1 56.2 55.6 -1.1% -2.6%   G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from coal 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A N/A 4.0 3.3 -18.8%     G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from natural gas 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A N/A 40.5 41.4 2.2%     G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from oil 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A N/A 11.7 10.9 -6.6%     G4‑EN3
    Direct renewable energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 6.3 7.5 7.6 1.5% 21.7%   G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from spent coffee ground 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 3.4 3.1 3.3 5.7% -3.4%   G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from wood 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 2.7 4.2 4.2 -1.1% 53.3%   G4‑EN3
    Total direct energy consumption from renewable sources % of total direct
    energy consumption
    N/A N/A 11.8 12.1 2.3%     G4‑EN3
    Total intermediate energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 25.7 30.1 29.6 -1.4% 15.5%   G4‑EN3
    Electricity purchased 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 24.1 27.5 27.4 -0.6% 13.7%   G4‑EN3
    Tracked renewable electricity % of electricity purchased N/A N/A 8.4 12.7 51.3%     G4‑EN3
    Untracked renewable electricity % of electricity purchased N/A N/A 16.7 16.9 1.2%     G4‑EN3
    Steam purchased 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 1.4 2.4 2.2 -9.5% 51.4%   G4‑EN3
    Heating purchased 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 0.17 0.12 0.10 -20.2% -42.1%   G4‑EN3
    Total indirect energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 69.0 80.9 78.4 -3.1% 13.6%   G4‑EN3
  • Indicator Units 2006 2010 2015 2016 % Change 2015-2016 % Change 2010-2016 % Change 2006-2016 GRI reference
    Total water withdrawal 106 m3 155 145 141 138 -1.7% -4.5% -10.8% G4‑EN8
    Surface water 106 m3 N/A 21.9 12.3 13.8 11.7% -37.2%   G4‑EN8
    Ground water 106 m3 N/A 76.1 75.6 76.2 0.7% 0.1%   G4‑EN8
    Municipal water 106 m3 N/A 46.6 52.5 48.2 -8.2% 3.4%   G4‑EN8
    Rain water 106 m3 N/A N/A 0.034 0.039 13.9%     G4‑EN8
    Total water withdrawal m3 per tonne product 4.05 3.31 2.57 2.48 -3.8% -25.2% -38.8% *
    Once through cooling water from surface sources 106 m3 N/A 16.4 3.7 3.2 -14.1% -80.4%   *
    Water recycled or reused 106 m3 N/A 7.6 7.7 6.9 -9.8% -8.6%   *
    Water recycled or reused % of total
    water withdrawal
    N/A 5.2 5.5 5.0 -8.3% -4.3%   *
  • Indicator Units 2006 2010 2015 2016 % Change 2015-2016 % Change 2010-2016 % Change 2006-2016 GRI reference
    Total size of manufacturing sites located in protected areas Hectares N/A N/A 18.8 18.8       G4‑EN11
  • Indicator Units 2006 2010 2015 2016 % Change 2015-2016 % Change 2010-2016 % Change 2006-2016 GRI reference
    Direct GHG emissions (scope 1) 106 tonnes CO2 eq. 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.6 -3.6% -5.2% -10.8% G4‑EN15
    Direct GHG emissions (scope 1) kg CO2 eq.
    per tonne product
    106 87 69 65 -5.7% -25.7% -38.9% G4‑EN18
    Indirect GHG emissions (scope 2) 106 tonnes CO2 eq. N/A 3.3 3.7 3.5 -6.8% 6.2%   G4‑EN16
    Indirect GHG emissions (scope 2) kg CO2 eq.
    per tonne product
    N/A 75 68 62 -8.8% -16.8%   G4‑EN18
    Total GHG emissions (scope 1 & 2) 106 tonnes CO2 eq. N/A 7.1 7.5 7.1 -5.2% 0.1%   G4‑EN15
    G4‑EN16
    Total GHG emissions (scope 1 & 2) kg CO2 eq.
    per tonne product
    N/A 162 137 127 -7.2% -21.6%   G4‑EN18
    Emissions of ozone-depleting substances tonnes R-11 eq. 8.9 3.4 1.9 0.7 -65.4% -80.8% -92.6% G4‑EN20
    Emissions of ozone-depleting substances g R-11 eq.
    per tonne product
    0.233 0.079 0.035 0.012 -66.2% -84.9% -94.9% *
    Emissions of air acidifying substances 103 tonnes SOx eq. 19.0 17.3 15.9 15.9 -0.2% -8.1% -16.7% *
    NOx 103 tonnes SOx eq. N/A N/A 6.1 5.9 -2.9%     G4‑EN21
    SOx 103 tonnes N/A N/A 9.8 9.9 1.5%     G4‑EN21
    Emissions of air acidifying substances kg SOx eq.
    per tonne product
    0.50 0.39 0.29 0.28 -2.3% -28.0% -42.9% *
    Total water discharge 106 m3 118 95 81 78 -3.0% -17.4% -33.9% G4‑EN22
    Total water discharge m3 per tonne product 3.09 2.16 1.47 1.40 -5.1% -35.3% -54.7% *
    Total COD load 103 tonnes N/A 7.4 5.7 5.6 -1.5% -24.0%   G4‑EN22
    Average quality of water discharge mg COD / l N/A 78.4 70.9 72.0 1.6% -8.1%   G4‑EN22
    Total COD removal % of COD removed N/A 96.7 97.1 97.2 0.0% 0.5%   G4‑EN22
    By-products 106 tonnes 1.20 1.34 1.60 1.66 3.6% 23.3% 37.9% G4‑EN23
    By-products kg per tonne product 31.4 30.7 29.3 29.7 1.4% -3.4% -5.5% *
    Waste for disposal 103 tonnes 447 379 165 105 -36.3% -72.3% -76.5% G4‑EN23
    Hazardous waste 103 tonnes N/A 6.6 2.3 0.6 -71.2% -90.2%   G4‑EN23
    Waste for disposal kg per tonne product 10.5 8.7 3.0 1.9 -37.6% -78.3% -82.1% *
    Zero waste factories Number of factories N/A N/A 105 182 73.3%     *
    Zero waste factories % of total number of factories N/A N/A 22 39 74.8%     *
    Total number of significant spills number N/A N/A 0 0       G4‑EN24
    Total volume of significant spills m3 N/A N/A 0 0       G4‑EN24
  • Indicator Units 2006 2010 2015 2016 % Change 2015-2016 % Change 2010-2016 % Change 2006-2016 GRI reference
    Total cost of environmental fines kCHF N/A N/A 80 113 40.5%     G4‑EN29
  • Indicator Units 2006 2010 2015 2016 % Change 2015-2016 % Change 2010-2016 % Change 2006-2016 GRI reference
    Sites ISO 14001 certified (a) Total number of sites N/A N/A 626 651 4.0%     *


2010 to 2015 figures updated based on latest available data.

Environmental Performance Indicators cover all Nestlé factories excepted non consumer Nestlé Waters Business factories.

Non consumer Nestlé Waters Business factories resulted in an additional 5.8 million tonnes of production volume and 7.0 million m3 of water withdrawal.

(a) Factories, R&D locations, distribution centres and head offices.
* Nestlé specific indicators that are not required by GRI.