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Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions

A better tomorrow starts together

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To help reduce NESCAFÉ®’s greenhouse gas emissions, it takes more than a few people to try and achieve it. At NESCAFÉ®, we have a team of dedicated analysts who study our environmental impact and created a plan to help reduce it. When analyzing our carbon footprint, NESCAFÉ® looks at everything from transportation, manufacturing, packaging, shipping and even what happens after consumption. We created programs to reduce our impact at every step and helped NESCAFÉ® drinkers everywhere take part. Since 2010, we have already reduced our greenhouse gas emission in our soluble factories globally 46%. At NESCAFÉ®, we believe that together we can do more to reduce our environmental impact.

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Working with the power of nature

One of the best vehicules to reduce carbon is Healthy soil and forests. For NESCAFÉ®, to tackle their vast supply chain with hundreds of thousands of farms and transportation networks, we MUST WORK TO to protect both soil and forests to bring long-term sustainable change.

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When more really means less

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.

See link for more information: Creative Shared Value Report 2022

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By 2025, NESCAFÉ® globally aims to achieve 100% deforestation-free coffee and by 2026 intends to plant 20 million native trees to help increase biodiversity, and to promote soil formation and soil health.

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Why soil health is so important

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.

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Big changes are made of small ones

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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