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Nestlé USA

Last Update: Jan 28th, 2019
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By 2020 – Develop the next generation of our recyclable water bottles, with a lighter environmental footprint, made from post-consumer recycled or renewable materials.

Nestlé is committed to… promoting a market for recycled plastics by continuing to increase the proportion of recycled plastics in our packaging.

We are committed to increase the proportion of recycled plastics in our packaging by 2025. In the European Union we will start with:

– Pledge*: 25% rPET in bottles by 2025

– Pledge*: 25% rPET in PET layer in laminates by 2025

– Pledge*: 30% rPP in caps on glass jars and tins by 2025

– Pledge*: 50% rPET in trays of meat productst by 2025

– Pledge*: 50% rPE in shrink films for display trays by 2025

*Secondary raw materials need to be available in sufficient quantity and quality.

 

Responsible Fiber Sourcing

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Our commitment on no deforestation aligns with the CGF’s goal to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020, mobilising resources through individual member company initiatives and collaborative partnerships with governments and NGOs.

Bio-based / Renewable Materials

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By 2020 – Develop the next generation of our recyclable water bottles, with a lighter environmental footprint, made from post-consumer recycled or renewable materials.

Renewable / Alternative Energy

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Ongoing: As a member of RE100, aim to procure 100% of our electricity from renewable sources within the shortest practical timescale.

Energy Consumption

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Statement Of Support

We aim to use the most efficient technologies and apply best practices to further optimise (sic) energy.

Our 2030 ambition is to go for zero environmental impact in our operations. Efficiency in our manufacturing is critical to achieving our ambition. Our life-cycle assessments (LCAs) inform us on how much energy we use in the manufacturing of our products. It is at this stage of the value chain that we can do the most to directly manage and improve our energy performance, and we take every opportunity to do so.

Material Efficiency

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By 2020: Continue to systematically analyse and optimise (sic) our packaging portfolio, avoiding the use of at least 140 000 tonnes of packaging material from 2015 to 2020.

Water Consumption

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By 2020: Implement detailed guidelines on human rights to water and sanitation due diligence in all Nestlé markets and key agricultural supply chains.

By 2020: Reduce direct water withdrawals per tonne of product in every product category to achieve an overall reduction of 35% since 2010.

By 2020: Carry out 40 new Water Resource Reviews (WRRs) in selected manufacturing facilities and all greenfield sites.

By 2020: Implement 10 new water stewardship initiatives in selected locations, with specific focus on high‑priority manufacturing facilities. .

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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By 2020: Reduce GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2) per tonne of product in every product category to achieve an overall reduction of 35% in our manufacturing operations versus 2010.

By 2020: Reduce GHG emissions by 10% in our distribution operations versus 2014.

By 2020: Reduce GHG emissions by 10% in the 100 major warehouses we use versus 2014.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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By 2020: Achieve zero waste for disposal in our sites.

By 2020: Make date labels understandable to our consumers in order to reduce food waste at consumption stage.

Improving Recovery Infrastructure

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By 2020: drive alliances with relevant stakeholders to address packaging waste management and marine littering in 10 relevant markets.

Increasing Recycling

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Lead our industry in a shared commitment to increase U.S. recycling rates to 60% for PET beverage bottles by 2018. In Canada, recycle 85% of the bottles we produce.

Nestlé is committed to… labeling our plastic product packaging with recycling information to help consumers dispose of it in the right way.

Design For Recovery

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Our ambition is to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.

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