Introduction Of Nestle Australia
KitKat, Milo, Allen’s, Nescafé, Uncle Toby’s, and Purina pet food are among the brands that manufacture products using wind power. Unlike its global goal of 2025, Nestlé Australia will switch to 100 percent renewable electricity much earlier.
A partnership with CWP Renewables led to the company’s first renewable power purchase agreement. This brought the company one step closer to reducing its net emissions by 50% by 2030 and turning it into a net-zero company by 2050
Furthermore, Nestlé will operate six factories, two distribution centers, three corporate offices, 20 retail boutiques, and a laboratory in Australia under a 10-year contract.
In NSW, CWP Renewables’ Cridine Ridge and Sapphire wind farms will generate enough electricity. This will cover the electricity used across Nestlé’s operations each year – which is equal to powering approximately 19,000 households.
Additionally, a switch to 100 percent renewable electricity in Australia will reduce Nestlé’s carbon footprint. The number is approximately 73,000 tonnes per year.
As we head towards 2050, achieving our sustainability commitments is critical. Despite the fact that we have been able to accelerate the switch to 100 percent renewable electricity for our sites, there is still more work that we need to do. Sandra Martinez, President and CEO of Nestlé Oceania, said, “This is another milestone on our roadmap.”.
Moreover, in Australia, consumers can feel confident that Nestlé products made in Nestlé factories use renewable energy.”
We are also expanding our product portfolio to include plant-based foods and drinks, in addition to our efforts to rethink packaging, develop sustainable supply chains, and build carbon-neutral brands.
The News for Nestle Australia
The CEO of CWP Renewables, Jason Willoughby, congratulated Nestlé Australia for switching from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy.
Nestlé will also support important regional investments through this PPA. With its Crudine and Sapphire wind farms, it will provide around 20 local jobs in operations. Also, it will provide another 15 in maintenance, and more than $8.55M in community benefit funds throughout the farms’ lives.
As a large energy user, Nestlé Australia was taking an important step, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter.
As well as progress on Australia’s goal of 100 percent renewable electricity, there have been advances in the following areas:
- We are introducing vegan KitKat V, Milo Plant-Based Energy, Uncle Toby’s Oat Milk products. Along with it, we are introducing other plant-based foods and beverages to its product portfolio.
- Brands driving carbon neutrality: Nespresso is ensuring to become carbon neutral by the end of 2022, and KitKat by the end of 2025.
- By 2025, we ensure to make 100 percent of our packaging recyclable or reusable and reduce our reliance on virgin plastics. We’re using paper in all our Smarties candy products. Also, introducing recyclable packaging for Maggi recipe bases. Plus we are removing 16.7 tonnes of non-recyclable or unnecessary plastic from Purina Petcare accessories each year.
Despite Nestlé’s challenges to become sustainable, he said this is a positive step for the company. The energy transition is gaining momentum within corporations, Giuliani noted. Net Zero Roadmap, Nestlé’s time-bound plan for achieving net-zero, sets out a number of sustainability targets. It includes sourcing 100 percent certified renewable electricity.
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