Environmental performance indicators

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Indicator Units 2005 2010 2014 2015 % Change 2014-2015 % Change 2010-2015 % Change 2005-2015 GRI reference
Total production volume 106 tonnes 36.4 43.7 53.7 54.6 1.8% 24.9% 50.2% *
  • Indicator Units 2005 2010 2014 2015 % Change 2014-2015 % Change 2010-2015 % Change 2005-2015 GRI reference
    Material used by weight 106 tonnes N/A 27.9 31.4 30.3 -3.6% 8.6%   G4‑EN1
    Raw materials used 106 tonnes 19.8 23.3 25.8 25.0 -3.0% 7.4%   G4‑EN1
    Materials for packaging purposes 106 tonnes N/A 4.6 5.6 5.3 -6.0% 14.8%   G4‑EN1
    Packaging source optimization 103 tonnes saved 10.8 70.8 45.8 58.3 27.3% -17.7% 440% *
    Renewable packaging materials % of materials for packaging purposes N/A N/A 39.6 38.3 -3.3%     G4‑EN1
    Recycled material in our packaging % of materials for packaging purposes N/A N/A 26.8 28.1 4.9%     G4‑EN2
  • Indicator Units 2005 2010 2014 2015 % Change 2014-2015 % Change 2010-2015 % Change 2005-2015 GRI reference
    Total on-site energy consumption (a) 1015 Joules (PJ) 88.0 88.6 96.8 93.8 -3.1% 5.9% 6.6% G4‑EN3
    Total on-site energy consumption (a) 109 Joules (GJ)
    per tonne product
    2.42 2.03 1.81 1.72 -5.1% -15.2% -29.0% G4‑EN5
    Total on-site energy consumption from renewable sources % of total on-site
    energy consumption
    N/A 12.3 14.7 15.4 5.0% 25.1%   G4‑EN3
    Total direct energy consumption (a) 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 63.0 66.5 63.8 -4.1% 1.2%   G4‑EN3
    Direct non-renewable energy consumption (a) 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 56.4 59.1 56.2 -4.9% -0.4%   G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from coal (a) 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A N/A 4.8 4.0 -15.7%     G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from natural gas 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A N/A 41.2 40.5 -1.7%     G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from oil 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A N/A 12.9 11.7 -9.7%     G4‑EN3
    Direct renewable energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 6.5 7.4 7.5 1.6% 15.0%   G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from spent coffee ground 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 3.7 3.4 3.1 -8.3% -16.6%   G4‑EN3
    Direct energy consumption from wood 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 2.8 3.8 4.2 9.3% 47.7%   G4‑EN3
    Total direct energy consumption from renewable sources % of total direct
    energy consumption
    N/A N/A 11.3 11.8 4.5%     G4‑EN3
    Total intermediate energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 25.6 30.3 30.0 -0.9% 17.3%   G4‑EN3
    Electricity purchased 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 24.0 27.6 27.5 -0.3% 14.5%   G4‑EN3
    Tracked renewable electricity % of electricity purchased N/A N/A N/A 8.4%       G4‑EN3
    Untracked renewable electricity % of electricity purchased N/A N/A N/A 16.7%       G4‑EN3
    Steam purchased 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 1.4 2.6 2.4 -7.3% 67.9%   G4‑EN3
    Heating purchased 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 0.17 0.11 0.12 15.2% -25.7%   G4‑EN3
    Total indirect energy consumption 1015 Joules (PJ) N/A 67.6 81.1 80.7 -0.5% 19.3%   G4‑EN3
  • Indicator Units 2005 2010 2014 2015 % Change 2014-2015 % Change 2010-2015 % Change 2005-2015 GRI reference
    Total water withdrawal 106 m3 159 144 147 140 -4.6% -2.6% -11.7% G4‑EN8
    Surface water 106 m3 N/A 21.9 15.0 12.3 -17.7% -43.8%   G4‑EN8
    Ground water 106 m3 N/A 75.7 77.0 75.5 -1.9% -0.3%   G4‑EN8
    Municipal water 106 m3 N/A 46.4 55.0 52.5 -4.7% 13.2%   G4‑EN8
    Rain water (b) 106 m3 N/A N/A 0.035 0.034 -2.2%     G4‑EN8
    Total water withdrawal m3 per tonne product 4.37 3.29 2.74 2.57 -6.2% -22.0% -41.2% *
    Once through cooling water from surface sources 106 m3 N/A 16.4 5.8 3.8 -33.6% -76.6%   *
    Water recycled or reused 106 m3 N/A 7.7 7.5 7.7 2.0% -0.2%   *
    Water recycled or reused % of total
    water withdrawal
    N/A 5.3 5.1 5.5 6.9% 2.4%   *
  • Indicator Units 2005 2010 2014 2015 % Change 2014-2015 % Change 2010-2015 % Change 2005-2015 GRI reference
    Total size of manufacturing sites located in protected areas Hectares N/A N/A 18.8 18.8       G4‑EN11
  • Indicator Units 2005 2010 2014 2015 % Change 2014-2015 % Change 2010-2015 % Change 2005-2015 GRI reference
    Direct GHG emissions (scope 1) (a) 106 tonnes CO2eq. 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.7 -5.2% -7.0% -14.0% G4‑EN15
    Direct GHG emissions (scope 1) (a) kg CO2eq.
    per tonne product
    118 91 73 68 -7.1% -25.5% -42.7% G4‑EN18
    Indirect GHG emissions (scope 2) 106 tonnes CO2eq. N/A 3.1 3.8 3.7 -1.6% 18.9%   G4‑EN16
    Indirect GHG emissions (scope 2) kg CO2eq.
    per tonne product
    N/A 72 71 68 -3.3% -4.8%   G4‑EN18
    Total GHG emissions (scope 1 & 2) (c) 106 tonnes CO2 eq. N/A 7.1 7.7 7.4 -3.4% 4.4%   G4‑EN15
    G4‑EN16
    Total GHG emissions (scope 1 & 2) (c) kg CO2 eq.
    per tonne product
    N/A 163 144 136 -5.1% -16.4%   G4‑EN18
    Emissions of ozone-depleting substances tonnes R-11 eq. 10.2 3.4 0.9 1.0 10.1% -71.3% -90.3% G4‑EN20
    Emissions of ozone-depleting substances g R-11 eq.
    per tonne product
    0.280 0.079 0.017 0.018 8.2% -77.0% -93.5% *
    Emissions of air acidifying substances (a) 103 tonnes SOxeq. 18.4 17.2 16.9 15.9 -6.3% -7.8% -13.9% *
    NO x 103 tonnes SOxeq. N/A N/A 6.3 6.1 -3.0%     G4‑EN21
    SO x (a) 103 tonnes N/A N/A 10.5 9.8 -6.5%     G4‑EN21
    Emissions of air acidifying substances (a) kg SOx eq.
    per tonne product
    0.51 0.39 0.32 0.29 -8.1% -26.1% -42.7% *
    Total water discharge 106 m3 123 94 87 82 -6.6% -13.0% -33.5 G4‑EN22
    Total water discharge m3 per tonne product 3.38 2.15 1.63 1.49 -8.2% -30.4% -55.7% *
    Total COD load 103 tonnes N/A 7.3 6.3 5.7 -8.7% -22.0%   G4‑EN22
    Average quality of water discharge mg COD / l N/A 78.1 71.7 70.0 -2.3% -10.3%   G4‑EN22
    Total COD removal % of COD removed N/A 96.8 97.2 97.1 -0.1% 0.4%   G4‑EN22
    By-products 106 tonnes 1.48 1.41 1.55 1.6 3.0% 13.6% 8.0% G4‑EN23
    By-products kg per tonne product 40.7 32.2 28.9 29.3 1.2% -9.0% -28.1% *
    Waste for disposal (a) 103 tonnes 437 369 229 165 -27.9% -55.3% -62.2% G4‑EN23
    Hazardous waste 103 tonnes N/A 5.8 2.6 2.3 -13.7% -60.7%   G4‑EN23
    Waste for disposal (a) kg per tonne product 12.0 8.4 4.3 3.0 -29.3% -64.2% -74.8% *
    Zero waste factories Number of factories N/A N/A 72 105 45.8%     *
    Zero waste factories % of total number of factories N/A N/A 15 22 48.0%     *
    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 2005 2010 2014 2015 % Change 2014-2015 % Change 2010-2015 % Change 2005-2015 GRI reference
    Total cost of environmental fines kCHF N/A N/A 75 80 7.0%     G4‑EN29
  • Indicator Units 2005 2010 2014 2015 % Change 2014-2015 % Change 2010-2015 % Change 2005-2015 GRI reference
    Sites ISO 14001 certified(d) Total number of sites N/A N/A 621 626 0.8%     *


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

Non-consumer Nestlé Waters Business factories resulted in an additional 6.1 million tonnes of production volume and 7.3 million m3 of water withdrawal.



(a) 2013 and 2014 figures restated.
(b) 2014 figure restated.
(c) New indicator, aligned with new Nestlé commitment on GHG emissions.
(d) 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.