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Oct 29, 2018

Multi-stakeholder approach towards enhancing biodiversity

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Protecting our natural capital is paramount as biodiversity is the cornerstone of a balanced ecosystem.

As the source of many of our raw materials, Nestlé’s long-term success depends on maintaining the health of natural capital, particularly land, soil, trees and water. We encourage diversity in crops, plants and animals to keep our ecosystems strong and healthy.

Nestlé is committed to stewarding biodiversity together with other stakeholders, in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are a founding member of the One Planet Network - Sustainable Food Systems Programme – a multi-stakeholder partnership focused on catalyzing more sustainable food consumption and production patterns.

As an outcome of the programme, Nestlé scientists co-authored a technical report comparing and mapping existing biodiversity assessment methods. The report was presented at a Multi Stakeholder Advisory Council Meeting, held at the Food and Agriculture Organization head offices in Rome on October 12 & 13, 2018. Written along with experts from academic institutions and civil society organizations, the report enables individuals to better understand which biodiversity assessment method is best suited for their application.

As a food company, we are committed to protecting and enhancing biodiversity through our operations. For example, we have used the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool to map Nestlé factories located in areas of high biodiversity value. This has enabled us to identify factories that should be first priority to implement biodiversity protection and promotion programs.

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