Acting on Climate Change

Climate Action

Powered by clean energy

Nestlé is dedicated to increasing the use of clean, renewable energy. We have a global goal to transition to 100% renewable electricity use in its operations in the U.S.

  • Nestlé in the U.S., in partnership with EDP Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world's largest wind energy producers, announced a 15-year power purchase agreement that will provide approximately 80% of the electrical load for five Nestlé facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania, including two Nestlé Waters plants in Allentown.
  • Nestlé Waters North America, in partnership with SMUD, the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, announced agreements that will allow its facility in Sacramento, California to be powered by 100% renewable energy.

Advocating for Policy and Action to Reduce Emissions

  • We assert our commitment to #WeAreStillIn to support climate action to meet the commitments set forth by the Paris Accord and have joined with other members of the business community to support regulation to reduce greenhouse gases, such as the Clean Power Plan.

Alternative fuels

Propane gas is the third most commonly used vehicle fuel, following gasoline and diesel. We are working to replace older delivery vehicles with propane autogas to reach our goal of operating 52% on alternative fuel by 2019.

  • Nestlé deployed more than 400 additional medium-duty ReadyRefresh by Nestlé beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. Nestlé currently operates nearly 600 of these trucks, which make up about 30% of its total North American fleet.

Where we make an impact

Driven by our company purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future, we have defined three overarching ambitions which will guide our work towards achieving our 2020 commitments and supporting the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our global efforts in these areas are supported through 42 commitments.

Learn more about Nestlé's global approach to support the planet