Creating Shared Value
Creating Shared Value is a fundamental business principle at Nestlé Professional. It’s our approach to ensuring long-term company success, while shaping a better, healthier world for society.
Along the Greener Path to Net Zero
Climate change is one of our greatest challenges, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is key to meeting that challenge. That’s why Nestlé has committed to cutting emissions to zero across our entire portfolio as we look ahead to 2050.
We Commit to Net Zero by 2050
In 2018, we found that Nestlé emitted 92 million tons of greenhouse gas worldwide. Through a phased plan for reducing our carbon footprint—from ingredient sourcing to manufacturing and packaging to the consumer’s plate—we will halve emissions by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050.
Stewards of People, Communities, and the Planet
Sustainability is a big part of Creating Shared Value. But our approach goes beyond conserving natural resources for future generations. Shared value also focuses on enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families as well as developing strong, thriving communities.
Sustainability in Foodservice
The world is quickly and constantly changing. Anticipating and adapting to consumer needs helps operators succeed. Download this report to stay on top of the latest trends in food sustainability, including social responsibility, ethical sourcing, and green operations.
How to Control and Reduce Waste
Reducing waste that goes to landfill is good business–and improves your brand image. Learn how Nestlé is working toward Zero Landfill in its operations and how you can, too.
Rural Development and Responsible Sourcing: Coffee
We are committed to supply chain excellence with the Nestlé coffee plan. From distributing millions of plantlets, to working with rural farmers, we offer support to our international partners.
Respecting Our Planet
Respecting our planet by bringing in new farming techniques that protect and conserve natural resources – and helps you too – by plugging you into a pipeline of NESCAFÉ coffees.
Sustainably Responsible Brands
Nestlé pledges to transform all of its sites worldwide to zero-waste-to-landfill facilities by 2020. As of 2017, 47 of 77 facilities in the U.S. are zero-landfill. This includes the Minor’s factory in Cleveland, Ohio. It produces flavorful bases and sauces, while maintaining socially responsible operations.
Nestlé Hot Cocoa
The cocoa supply chain has many environmental and social challenges. Since Nestlé buys around 414,000 tons of cocoa annually, it developed the Nestlé Cocoa Plan. The approach helps improve the lives of cocoa farmers and the quality of their products, while also assuring a sustainable cocoa supply for products like Nestlé Hot Cocoa.
The world needs a plan to help coffee farmers, their communities and our planet – and NESCAFÉ has one. We call it Grown Respectfully. NESCAFÉ is leading the biggest, most ambitious coffee sustainability program in the world. Our ambition is for all our coffee to taste fresh and be Responsibly Sourced.
Through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, we rely on more than 5 million rural farmers to supply the raw materials needed for our products. Responsible sourcing is an important investment in the future of Nestlé as well as the producers and suppliers we depend on.