Healthy soil and forests are among the most effective means of reducing carbon in the Earth's atmosphere. To address the extensive NESCAFÉ® supply chain, which includes thousands of farms and transportation networks, our goal is to safeguard both soil and forests in order to bring long-term sustainable change.
The world’s forests absorb approximately 2.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year, or about a third of all the CO2 released from burning fossil fuels. Forests also provide nutrition, shelter, energy, medicine, and livelihoods to around 1.6 billion people*. Unfortunately, as global populations and demand for food grows, forests are at risk of being converted into farmland. NESCAFÉ® globally is working towards 100% deforestation-free supply chain for coffee by 2025, and by 2026 intends to plant 20 million native trees to help increase biodiversity, and to promote soil formation and soil health. It’s a big job but not nearly as big as what forests do for the planet.
Good soil does more than grow good coffee, it captures carbon, reduces erosion, and requires less synthetic fertiliser. As a large part of greenhouse gas emission on farms comes from fertilisers, NESCAFÉ® is helping optimize fertiliser use by providing training to farmers. From Vietnam to Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia, NESCAFÉ®'s field programs have helped to improve farming methods, resulting in farms using the optimum combinations of synthetic and organic fertilisers, and reducing the use of agrichemicals. Simply put, healthy soil helps to grow a more sustainable coffee.
To help Nestlé reach net zero by 2050, it’s not about making a few big changes, it’s about making hundreds of smaller ones. To start, our NESCAFÉ® factories in Australia are powered by 100% renewable electricity. We are also doing our best to reduce our plastic waste by reducing our use of virgin materials, and helping create circular systems that make it easier to collect, recycle and reuse our products. NESCAFÉ® aims to grow its fleet of electric, biofuel, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid vehicles. And for consumers, NESCAFÉ® encourages better preparation methods and recycling tips like boiling water at 80°C instead of 100°C. Initiatives after initiatives, we are on a path to keep reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.
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