At Nestlé, we’re striving for a more sustainable future, towards a healthier planet, a stronger and more responsible society, and a thriving economy. Our innovation in sustainability includes reimagining all aspects of our business, from the ingredients we use, to the packaging that keeps our food safe, to how we make and transport our products, and support our communities.
When you buy your favorite Nestlé products, you should feel confident that we are putting in the work to make that product both delicious and more sustainable. Recently, we asked you to sound off on social media with your biggest questions about sustainability at Nestlé – here's how our experts responded.
“What are you doing to fix climate change?” - Hannah
As Molly explains, our climate goals are ambitious – we aim to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and we have a detailed plan to get there. We've passed the peak of our carbon emissions, meaning we're lowering the emissions we contribute to even as we grow and produce more food. From Libby’s pumpkin to Coffee mate creamers, and Gerber baby food to Nestlé Purina pet food, many of our most popular brands are tackling big picture climate commitments with concrete action that can make an impact.
“The phrase regenerative agriculture sounds like greenwashing. What is being regenerated?” - Amelia
Part of our mission to leave the world better than we found it is looking at how we source our ingredients and working with our partners and suppliers to help build a regenerative food system. As Matt explains, this work is all about how farmers work with their land and protect the health of their soil, and so our partner farmers are at the center of our approach to regenerative agriculture.
“When are you gonna make all your products recyclable?” - Thomas
At Nestlé, we have shifted our mindset, viewing our carefully designed packaging as a resource that should be conserved. We’re working to help create a waste-free future by designing our packaging to use fewer materials, incorporating more recycled content, and testing alternative materials to improve recyclability. As Chasity says, our teams are laser-focused on making all of our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
“What does regenerative agriculture mean? Isn’t that just corporate jargon?” - Brandon
Climate conversations are filled with technical language. Sometimes that language is necessary - tackling climate change is complex - but to make climate action accessible to everyone, we need to reduce barriers to entry. We’re working to demystify sustainability jargon, to help everyone understand and engage with the latest action.