Environmental performance indicators

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Indicator Units 2004 2010 2013 2014 % Change 2013-2014 % Change 2010-2014 % Change 2004-2014 GRI reference
Total production volume 106 tonnes 33.3 43.7 52.1 53.7 3.0% 22.7% 61.2% *
  • Indicator Units 2004 2010 2013 2014 % Change 2013-2014 % Change 2010-2014 % Change 2004-2014 GRI reference
    Material used by weight (a) 106 tonnes N/A 27.9 30.8 31.4 1.9% 12.6% G4-EN1
    Raw materials used 106 tonnes N/A 23.3 25.1 25.8 2.8% 10.7% G4-EN1
    Materials for packaging purposes 106 tonnes N/A 4.6 5.7 5.6 -1.7% 22.2% G4-EN1
    Packaging source optimization 103 tonnes saved 28.6 70.8 66.6 45.8 -31.2% -35.3% 60.1% *
    Renewable packaging materials % of materials for packaging purposes N/A N/A 38.9 39.6 1.8% G4-EN1
    Recycled material in our packaging % of materials for packaging purposes N/A N/A 27.1 26.8 -1.0% G4-EN2
  • Indicator Units 2004 2010 2013 2014 % Change 2013-2014 % Change 2010-2014 % Change 2004-2014 GRI reference
    Total on-site energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) 90.8 88.6 97.7 95.8 -1.9% 8.1% 5.5% *
    Total on-site energy consumption 109 Joules (GJ)
    per tonne product
    2.73 2.03 1.87 1.78 -4.7% -11.9% -34.5% *
    Total on-site energy consumption from renewable sources (a) % of total on-site
    energy consumption
    N/A 12.3 13.6 14.7 8.0% 19.1% *
    Total direct energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 63.0 67.1 65.5 -2.4% 4.0% G4-EN3
    Direct non-renewable energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 56.4 59.9 58.1 -2.9% 3.0% G4-EN3
    Direct energy consumption from coal 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A N/A 4.5 4.0 -11.9% G4-EN3
    Direct energy consumption from natural gas 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A N/A 41.7 41.2 -1.1% G4-EN3
    Direct energy consumption from oil 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A N/A 13.7 12.9 -5.5% G4-EN3
    Direct renewable energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 6.5 7.2 7.4 2.5% 13.1% G4-EN3
    Direct energy consumption from spent coffee ground 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 3.7 3.5 3.4 -2.8% -9.1% G4-EN3
    Direct energy consumption from wood 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 2.8 3.6 3.8 7.2% 35.1% G4-EN3
    Total direct energy consumption from renewable sources % of total direct
    energy consumption
    N/A N/A 10.8 11.3 5.1% G4-EN3
    Total intermediate energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 25.6 30.5 30.3 -0.8% 18.3% G4-EN3
    Electricity purchased from renewable sources (a) 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 4.4 6.0 6.6 10.5% G4-EN3
    Electricity purchased from non-renewable sources (a) 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 19.6 21.5 20.9 -2.5% G4-EN3
    Steam purchased 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 1.4 3.0 2.6 -11.3% G4-EN3
    Heating purchased 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 0.17 0.12 0.11 -13.1% G4-EN3
    Total indirect energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 67.6 81.5 81.1 -0.5% 19.9% G4-EN3
  • Indicator Units 2004 2010 2013 2014 % Change 2013-2014 % Change 2010-2014 % Change 2004-2014 GRI reference
    Total water withdrawal 106 m3 175 144 152 147 -3.3% 2.1% -16.0% G4-EN8
    Surface water 106 m3 N/A 21.9 19.2 15.0 -22.0% G4-EN8
    Ground water 106 m3 N/A 75.7 75.6 77.0 1.9% G4-EN8
    Municipal water 106 m3 N/A 46.4 57.2 55.0 -3.8% G4-EN8
    Rain water 106 m3 N/A N/A 0.065 0.065 0.6% G4-EN8
    Total water withdrawal m3 per tonne product 5.26 3.29 2.92 2.74 -6.1% -16.8% -47.9% *
    Once through cooling water from surface sources 106 m3 N/A 16.4 8.1 5.8 -28.5% *
    Water recycled and reused 106 m3 N/A 7.7 6.7 7.5 12.6% *
    Water recycled and reused % of total
    water withdrawal
    N/A 5.3 4.4 5.1 16.4% *
  • Indicator Units 2004 2010 2013 2014 % Change 2013-2014 % Change 2010-2014 % Change 2004-2014 GRI reference
    Total size of manufacturing sites located in protected areas Hectares N/A N/A 32.9 18.8 -42.9% G4-EN11
  • Indicator Units 2004 2010 2013 2014 % Change 2013-2014 % Change 2010-2014 % Change 2004-2014 GRI reference
    Direct GHG emissions (scope 1) 106 tonnes CO2eq. 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.8 -4.3% -4.2% -13.5% G4-EN15, G4-EN16
    Direct GHG emissions (scope 1) kg CO2eq.
    per tonne product
    132 91 76 71 -7.1% -21.9% -46.3% *
    Indirect GHG emissions (scope 2) 106 tonnes CO2eq. N/A 3.1 3.8 3.8 -0.4% 20.9% G4-EN15, G4-EN16
    Indirect GHG emissions (scope2) kg CO2eq.
    per tonne product
    N/A 72 73 71 -3.3% -1.5% *
    Emissions of ozone-depleting substances tonnes R-11 eq. 9.6 3.4 1.1 0.9 -14.8% -73.9% -90.6% G4-EN20
    Emissions of ozone-depleting substances g R-11 eq.
    per tonne product
    0.288 0.079 0.020 0.017 -17.3% -78.8% -94.2% *
    Emissions of air acidifying substances 103 tonnes SOxeq. 21.6 17.2 24.0 22.7 -5.1% 32.2% 5.3% *
    NO x 103 tonnes SOxeq. N/A N/A 6.5 6.3 -3.8% G4-EN21
    SO x 103 tonnes N/A N/A 17.4 16.5 -5.6% G4-EN21
    Emissions of air acidifying substances kg SOx eq.
    per tonne product
    0.65 0.39 0.46 0.42 -7.9% 7.7% -34.7% *
    Total water discharge 106 m3 142 94 91 87 -3.6% -6.9% -38.5% G4-EN22
    Total water discharge m3 per tonne product 4.26 2.15 1.74 1.63 -6.4% -24.2% -61.8% *
    Total COD load 103 tonnes COD N/A 7.3 6.9 6.3 -9.4% -14.6% G4-EN22
    Average quality of water discharge mg COD / l N/A 78.1 76.2 71.7 -6.0% -8.2% G4-EN22
    Total % of COD removal % of COD removed N/A 96.8 96.8 97.2 0.4% 0.4% G4-EN22
    By-products 106 tonnes 1.47 1.41 1.52 1.55 2.2% 10.3% 5.5% G4-EN23
    By-products kg per tonne product 44.1 32.2 29.1 28.9 -0.8% -10.2% -34.5% *
    Waste for disposal 103 tonnes 440 369 257 213 -16.9% -42.2% -51.5% G4-EN23
    Hazardous waste 103 tonnes N/A 5.8 3.2 2.6 -18.7% G4-EN23
    Waste for disposal kg per tonne product 13.2 8.4 4.9 4.0 -19.3% -52.9% -69.9% *
    Zero waste factories (a) Number of factories N/A N/A 56 72 28.6% *
    Zero waste factories (b) % of total number of factories N/A N/A 11 15 36.4% *
    Total number of significant spills number N/A N/A 0 0 G4-EN23
    Total volume of significant spills m3 N/A N/A 0 0 G4-EN23
  • Indicator Units 2004 2010 2013 2014 % Change 2013-2014 % Change 2010-2014 % Change 2004-2014 GRI reference
    Total cost of environmental fines kCHF N/A N/A 110 75 -31.8% G4-EN29
  • Indicator Units 2004 2010 2013 2014 % Change 2013-2014 % Change 2010-2014 % Change 2004-2014 GRI reference
    Sites ISO 14001 certified(c) Total number of sites N/A N/A 601 621 3.3% *


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

Non consumer Nestlé Waters Business factories resulted in an additional 6.5 million tonnes of production volume and 7.9 million m3 of water withdrawal.

(a) 2013 figures restated.
(b) New indicator, aligned with Nestlé's public commitment on waste for disposal.
(c) Factories, R&D locations, distribution centers and head offices. 2013 figure does not include head offices.

* Nestle specific indicators that are not required by GRI.

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