Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Nestlé Australia’s roadmap to net zero carbon emissions

Nestlé Australia is confirming its promise to accelerate commitments locally.

This comes after announcing its roadmap to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Tackling climate change can’t wait, so neither will we,” says CEO of Nestlé Oceania, Sandra Martinez.

“As a signatory of the UN ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound plan, and to do so ahead of schedule.

“We have all witnessed the impact of the climate crisis right on our doorstep. As Nestle releases its climate roadmap today, I am proud to say that in Australia, Nestlé is ready to step up to the challenge and accelerate our work to improve our future on this critical front.”

The team at Nestlé Australia say they have begun to make progress in a number of areas:

Prioritising renewable in manufacturing and operations

  • More than 60% of the energy powering the Nescafé factory in regional Queensland comes from renewable bio-energy sources, including used coffee grounds leftover from making Nescafé.
  • In the NSW mid north coast, more than 80% of the Milo factory’s power comes from using sawdust waste from a local timber mill.
  • The company is working towards renewable electricity within the next five years for all of its Australian sites – factories, offices, boutiques and distribution centres.

Transforming our product portfolio

  • Nestle is increasing the number of ‘carbon neutral’ brands.
  • The team have introduced plant-based alternatives for existing products.
  • Further investment is also being made in plant-based products to limit the impact on the environment and enhance the quality of life of Aussie families.

Evolving packaging

  • The team are transforming how they make, use and recycle packaging. Nestlé continues to make progress on its efforts to make 100% of its packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025.

“Together with our employees, customers, consumers, suppliers and stakeholders I look forward to not only embracing the challenge ahead and helping to deliver a better future,” concludes Ms Martinez.

To view the details of the roadmap, click here.

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