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Climate Change

Our Commitment

Provide climate change leadership


Our Objectives

By 2020 – Reduce GHG emissions (scope 1 and 2) per tonne of product in every product category to achieve an overall reduction of 35% in our manufacturing operations versus 2010. 

By 2020- all new proprietary cold beverages dispensers of Nestlé Professional will use natural refrigerants.
By 2016 – Expand the use of natural refrigerants, which do not harm the ozone layer and have a negligible impact on climate change, in our industrial refrigeration systems. 


Our progress

Over the last 10 years, we have already made real progress, reducing direct GHG emissions per tonne of product by 39% while increasing production by 46%. We are on track to achieve our science-based 2020 objective, as we have reduced GHG emissions (scope 1 and 2) per tonne of product in every product category achieving an overall reduction of 22% in our manufacturing operations versus 2010. Renewable energy currently accounts for 17% of our factories’ total energy use, and 29.6% (8.1 petajoules) of our electricity purchased is renewable. We are phasing out synthetic refrigerants with high global warming and ozone-depleting potential, such as HFC’s, and have invested CHF 299 million since 1992 to replace them with natural alternatives in our industrial refrigeration systems.
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