Nestlé today announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Ahead of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this month, Nestlé will sign the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge.
With this announcement Nestlé is accelerating its climate change efforts. This builds on a decade of work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past four years, Nestlé has aligned its objectives with science-based targets to keep the temperature increase below 2°C. The company is determined to play a leading role in tackling climate change. Over the next two years, it will lay out a time-bound plan including interim targets consistent with the 1.5°C path. Nestlé will review its progress annually to ensure it is on track.
"Climate change is one of the biggest threats we face as a society. It is also one of the greatest risks to the future of our business," said Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO. "We are running out of time to avoid the worst effects of global warming. That is why we are setting a bolder ambition to reach a net-zero future. Deploying Nestlé’s global resources and industry know-how, we know we can make a difference at significant scale. Our journey to net zero has already started. Now, we are accelerating our efforts," he added.
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Nestlé today officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, said, "Our vision is a world in which none of our packaging ends up in landfill or as litter. To achieve this we introduce reusable packaging solutions and pioneer environmentally friendly packaging materials. Furthermore, we support the development of local recycling infrastructure and deposit schemes to help shape a waste-free world. The Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences enables us to create a strong pipeline of sustainable packaging solutions for Nestlé products across businesses and markets."
The Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences focuses on a number of science and technology areas, such as refillable or reusable packaging, simplified packaging materials, recycled packaging materials, high-performance barrier papers as well as bio-based, compostable and biodegradable materials.
Stefan Palzer, Nestlé CTO said, "Reducing plastic waste and mitigating climate change effects through cutting-edge technology and product design are a priority for us. Nestlé experts are co-developing and testing new environmentally friendly packaging materials and systems together with our development centers, suppliers, research institutions and start-ups. Located at our Nestlé Research facilities in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Institute also leverages our existing research capabilities in food safety, analytics and food science."
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Nestlé has today expanded its plant-based food range in Europe with its new 'cook from raw' Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince. It is also introducing a new and improved version of its Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger.
The move comes as people continue to look at different ways to balance their protein intake and lower the environmental footprint of their diets. Nestlé is committed to offering a wide range of plant-based products that taste great and offer people new veggie food experiences.
Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) a globally recognized leader in the field of nutritional science, is expanding into personalized nutrition with the acquisition of PersonaTM, a leading personalized vitamin business founded in 2017. Persona will operate under NHSc’s USA-based Atrium Professional Brands.
"Persona’s expertise in personalized nutrition brings a new dimension to the growing Nestlé Health Science portfolio," said Greg Behar, CEO of Nestlé Health Science. "There’s increasing interest in personalization among consumers and with this acquisition, we will bring together the technology of Persona and the trusted Atrium Professional Brands’ vitamins and supplements."
Persona’s science-based proprietary technology takes into account specific factors in a consumer’s lifestyle, history and individual needs to develop a customized nutritional assessment. Persona’s algorithm is based on thousands of research studies and the expertise of the company’s Medical Advisory Board. The individualized assessments meet consumers’ desires to find the right nutritional supplements for their unique needs, and eventually will further support the healthcare professionals in Atrium Professional Brands’ longstanding network with their recommendations to their patients and consumers.
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On International Youth Day, Nestlé is reaching out to more young people by launching and rolling out the Young Culinary Talents (YOCUTA) program worldwide, through its Nestlé Professional food and services business-to-business division.
YOCUTA is part of the global Nestlé Needs YOUth initiative, which aims to help 10 million young people around the world to access economic opportunities. The program is designed to develop young culinary talents, strengthening their theoretical and practical skills and preparing them for their professional career while helping the Foodservice industry to fill the shortage of skilled culinary workers worldwide. This is made possible through partnerships with Culinary Schools, Foodservice associations and Industry Partners – at no charge to the students.
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Nespresso is partnering with Swedish bike brand Vélosophy to produce a stylish bicycle made from recycled aluminum coffee capsules, demonstrating both brands’ commitment to a circular economy.
1000 limited edition RE:CYCLE bikes made from over 300,000 recycled Nespresso Arpeggio capsules will be available from August 12, sold exclusively on Vélosophy’s ecommerce platform velosophy.cc
Aluminium is one of the world’s most valuable resources, because it can be re-melted and reused infinitely. Designed to highlight the potential of recycling Nespresso’s aluminum capsules, RE:CYCLE encourages consumers to consider how they can make a positive impact.
Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nespresso, said: “Through our collaboration with Vélosophy, we’re illustrating to coffee lovers the potential of recycling their aluminum Nespresso capsules. By using recycled capsules to make beautiful bicycles, Vélosophy brings sustainability and style together to create a truly meaningful experience, bringing to life the importance of recycling.
Nestlé is continuing to provide more nutritious choices for children with its new Nesquik All Natural Porridge.
The new Nesquik All Natural Porridge is made with 100% natural ingredients and is a source of fiber with at least 70% oats, a mix of oat flakes and oat bran. It also contains wheat and cocoa, with no artificial flavors.
Today, children in Europe still fall below recommendations on dietary fiber intake. With parents looking for nutritious and more natural options for their family, Nesquik All Natural Porridge meets the renewed trend towards oats as source of fiber at breakfast time.
The new porridge offers the classic Nesquik taste children know and love. The range includes a classic version with cocoa, as well as cocoa & banana and cocoa & apple varieties with the inclusion of real fruit pieces. The natural taste comes from the combination of cereals, cocoa and fruit.
The porridge has less than 5g of total sugars per serving (12.3g per 100g), and meets WHO EU nutrition criteria. Consumed with milk, a serving contains an additional 6g of sugars from the lactose naturally present in milk.
First launched in Germany in July, the porridge will be available in further European markets soon, including Portugal and Poland.
Last year, Nestlé presented Nestlé for Healthier Kids, a global initiative to help 50 million children live healthier lives by 2030. It includes a commitment to accelerate the transformation of Nestlé’s food and beverage portfolio worldwide, adding even more fruits, vegetables, fibre-rich grains and micronutrients, as well as continuing to reduce sugars, salt, and saturated fats. In 2018 alone, the company launched more than 1300 new products to meet the nutritional needs of children.
Nestlé today launched a range of Nescafé Gold lattes crafted with plant-based ingredients. These are the first-ever non-dairy soluble coffee lattes and certified by the Vegan Society as suitable for people following a vegan diet.
The new premium Nescafé Gold non-dairy lattes are made with almond, oat and coconut perfectly blended with 100% Arabica coffee beans to create smooth and creamy coffees.
Products are initially launched in the UK and Ireland before being rolled out in several markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America and Oceania.
David Rennie, Head of Beverages Strategic Business Unit, Nestlé SA, said “We are delighted to bring new coffee experiences with the launch of our premium Nescafé Gold non-dairy lattes. Our iconic Nescafé brand continues to lead and embrace new coffee trends with this innovation”.
Nescafé is the world’s favorite coffee brand. These new premium non-dairy lattes complement the existing Nescafé Gold portfolio.