Our Commitment: Promote transparency and proactive, long-term engagement in climate policy
By 2015 – Continue to advocate for sound climate policy as a food and beverage industry leader.
In 2015, along with 80 other major companies, we signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, representing a commitment to reduce our emissions, increase low-carbon investments, use more clean energy and make sustainability an essential mission. Our advocacy for action on climate change also included a Congressional resolution recognizing civilizations’ role in climate change, and a joint letter calling on the United States and world leaders to act on climate change prior to the COP 21 negotiations in Paris, initiatives coordinated by the sustainability advocacy organization, CERES. In its annual industry ranking, the environmental sustainability ratings agency CDP awarded Nestlé a maximum score of 100, in recognition of our actions to tackle climate change.
In addition to being members of the Low Carbon Council and the Clean Power Plan, which Nestlé in the U.S. joined in 2014, Nestlé S.A. also joined RE100, a new initiative for companies committed to running on 100% renewable electricity. As a member, we committed to set targets to reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions per ton of product by 35% by 2015 from our 2005 baseline. Nestlé exceeded this goal in 2015, achieving a total reduction of 42%, and set a new global goal to reduce total GHG emissions (scope 1 and scope 2) per ton of product by 35% in our manufacturing operations by 2020 compared with 2010.