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What is Nestlé doing to ensure zero deforestation?

Magdi Batato, Chief Operating Officer


Forests are key to preserving biodiversity, fighting climate change, and achieving our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. They also provide livelihoods to millions of people around the world. We are determined not only to manage deforestation risks in our supply chains, but to protect and restore forests and other critical natural ecosystems.

Over the last decade, we have been using a combination of tools, such as supply chain mapping, certification and satellite monitoring, to ensure that the key commodities we buy – meat, palm oil, pulp & paper, soy, and sugar – are not linked to deforestation. As of December 2021, 97% of those were assessed as deforestation-free (pdf, 50Kb). We continue to work with smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to reach 100% deforestation-free by the end of 2022. We've also committed to ensure that the cocoa and coffee that we buy is deforestation-free by the end of 2025.

Building on our work, we are evolving towards a Forest Positive strategy. We aim to achieve and maintain 100% deforestation-free supply chains for all our commodities by 2025. We also want to keep forests standing and restore degraded forests and natural ecosystems while respecting human rights and promoting sustainable livelihoods. As part of our net zero commitment, we will be planting and growing 200 million trees by 2030 within our value chain to remove carbon from the atmosphere and contribute to increasing biodiversity and other co-benefits.

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Engaging our suppliers

We use the data provided by Starling to engage our suppliers on deforestation risks. This graphic illustrates our engagement process.

Our palm oil supplier engagement process

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