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Teaming up for climate advocacy

Farmers walking down field

 

There's strength in numbers. We work with many different partners to undertake climate advocacy and make a positive difference.

This forms a critical part of delivering against our Net Zero Roadmap, helping to create the right frameworks and conditions for efforts to reduce emissions.

All of Nestlé's advocacy activities on climate align with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. This includes our work related to multi-stakeholder and business only coalitions and trade associations.

We provide specific guidance to our local market teams on aligning advocacy and external engagement activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement, applying our Policy on Transparent Interactions with Public Authorities (pdf, 2Mb).

Disclosure of our advocacy practices is important to enhance transparency and trust, we therefore make publicly available:

  • Our advocacy priorities on climate
  • A disclose of Nestlé S. A.'s memberships of private sector-led and multi-stakeholder coalitions related to these priorities
  • Nestlé's climate legislative advocacy guidance
  • Links to other public disclosures of Nestlé's advocacy activities
  • Examples of our global and regional advocacy activities

Our advocacy priorities on climate

As set out in Nestlé's Net Zero Roadmap, we will continue to advocate for ambitious government policies and private-sector leadership to ensure all sectors move more quickly towards rapid and sustained reductions in carbon emissions. Our two main focus areas are:

Advocating for clear and fair rules on:
• Natural Climate Solutions (insetting)
• Carbon pricing & markets and offsetting
• Environmental claims
• Disclosure & reporting
Policies to transform industries:
• Agriculture
• Energy
• Logistics
• Packaging

In addition, Nestlé supports various multi-sector efforts aimed at increasing the pace of decarbonization at a multi-lateral and national level.


Nestlé S.A. memberships

Nestlé S.A. is our holding company based in Switzerland that oversees all of Nestlé's consumer facing brands and other businesses around the world. We have mapped out relevant multi-stakeholder or business-only organizations that Nestlé S.A. supports related to our climate change advocacy priorities.

Our 2022 disclosure (pdf, 5Mb) includes the overall positions that we support for each individual subtopic of our net zero roadmap, and how the activities that we support in these organizations align with the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement.

Equipping our teams for climate advocacy

Nestlé S.A. has developed climate legislative advocacy guidance on climate change (pdf, 250Kb) for all our local and regional teams.

The document underlines our commitment to carrying out climate advocacy activities in line with the Paris Agreement, whether globally or locally.

Regulatory disclosures

In line with the U.S. Lobbying Disclosure Act 1995, Nestlé USA discloses all its U.S. lobbying activities, including those related to climate change, on a quarterly basis. The report for Q1 2022 includes, for example, support for the electrification of transport infrastructure.

Nestlé S.A. has been registered (number 15366395387-57) on the EU transparency register since 2011. Our entry includes:

  • Annual spend
  • Topics of interest
  • List of association memberships
  • List of meetings with Commission officials
  • List of consultation responses
  • Registered lobbyists

Nestlé S.A. also discloses advocacy and policy engagement activities around climate via our annual CDP Climate submission. Find our 2021 disclosure (pdf, 500Kb).

Combatting climate change is a team effort

  • COP 26: Glasgow
    Nestlé urged policymakers to help accelerate the decarbonization of food production at COP 26
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development
    Nestlé participates in several working groups, including those dedicated to climate change
  • CGF Forest Positive Coalition
    Nestlé is a founding member

Examples of our advocacy activities

Nestlé is active in progressive climate advocacy on a regional and local basis. 

In the United States, activities include:

  • Nestlé USA supports pro-climate policy development through its membership of the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance.
  • Nestlé USA has also been recognized by the non-profit organization Ceres for its work on climate advocacy.

In Europe, activities include:

Creating Shared Value and Sustainability Report