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How Nestlé is striving for zero environmental impact

We rely on raw materials to make our products. To continue doing so, we must use raw materials responsibly, safeguarding these shared resources for the future. Our 2030 ambition is to strive for zero environmental impact in our operations, with special focus on reducing water withdrawals, increasing renewable energy use, achieving zero waste to landfill and innovating sustainable packaging solutions.

Alongside our 2030 operational ambition, in December 2020 we launched our Net Zero Roadmap (pdf, 7Mb), announcing our intention to halve absolute emissions by 2030 and bring them to net zero by 2050. Achieving this will require addressing emissions throughout our value chain, implementing regenerative agriculture and nature-based solutions such as agroforestry and land restoration. The roadmap will transform the way we operate, helping us to inspire change and deliver impact. To support our efforts, we are investing CHF 3.2 billion in initiatives over the next five years.

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It is urgent that business and society work together to minimize the impact of growing populations on our environment. We are taking a holistic approach and nurturing key partnerships to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet.

Find out about our global initiatives to achieve zero environmental impact.

Caring for Water global initiative

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Our 1.5 degree pledge

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Tackling plastic pollution

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Our expert says

The bigger ambition for Nestlé worldwide is to strive for zero environmental impact in our global operations by 2030. By then, we hope that breaking news no longer highlights the negative impact of human activity on our environment but shows what can be achieved when we work together to shape sustainable consumption and steward resources for future generations.

Eugene Atte
Eugene Atte Head of Packaging at Nestlé Central and West Africa Region