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Our approach to nature, biodiversity and the environment

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We aim to boost nature and biodiversity in our supply chains and operations.

Through our regenerative agriculture initiative and Forest Positive strategy, we aim not only to help reduce Nestlé’s impact on the environment but to boost nature and biodiversity in our supply chains and operations and help move us toward net zero.

This is critical, as biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human history. Two other areas feed into our efforts – our approaches to water and sustainable sourcing.

Our actions to support nature and biodiversity

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Joined-up environmental thinking

Our approach to nature and biodiversity builds on several of our key strategies and initiatives: Forest Positive, regenerative agriculture, and water stewardship. Collectively they form a comprehensive approach to help in protecting, renewing and restoring ecosystems and habitats.

We focus our efforts on the areas where we can have the biggest impact – in and around our supply chain and in the communities in which we work.

Forest Positive: Restoring West African rainforests

The Nestlé Cocoa Plan is working with the Ivorian government and the Earthworm Foundation to protect and restore the Cavally Forest in Côte d’Ivoire. Together, with local communities, the Nestlé Cocoa Plan is working towards replanting 1 500 hectares of forestland while promoting the resilience and livelihoods of local communities.

Sustainablility in African forests

Regenerative agriculture: Net zero dairy

Regenerative agriculture techniques help enhance biodiversity and retain more carbon in the ground. In combination with renewable energy, our pilot farms aim to show that dairy farming can achieve net zero emissions. At the same time, biogas has the potential to provide farmers with new revenue streams and improve livelihoods.

Developing techniques for Net Zero dairies

Water stewardship: A sustainable and productive Cerrado

Home to over 1 600 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, Brazil’s Cerrado region also produces coffee for one in every eight cups drunk around the world. Nespresso and Nescafé teamed up with other partners to help form a large consortium working to analyze water risks at a basin level. In turn, this has led to the creation of regenerative agriculture plans at an individual farm level.

protecting Brazil’s Cerrado region
Creating Shared Value and Sustainability Report