Nestle targets sweet and sustainable savings

The firm has announced a new sustainability target of making 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Sweet wind deal for Nestlé in the US

Nestlé has inked a deal to buy renewable energy from a wind farm in the US. The owner of brands such as KitKat and Milkybar said the 15-year agreement with EDP Renewables will provide around 80% of the electricity needs for five of its facilities in Pennsylvania. It is part of Nestlé’s aim to buy […]

‘Major food producers missing chance to cut climate risks’

Many of the world’s biggest food, beverage and tobacco firms are missing their chance to reduce climate risks. That’s according to a report from not-for-profit organisation Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). It showed some brands, such as Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s and Nestle, are tackling climate change. More than a third of the 97 companies it researched saw lower costs from implementing climate […]

Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site AD plant

The owner of chocolates like Aero, KitKat and Smarties has generated savings worth £350,000 through its energy bills and incentives a year after installing a waste-to-energy plant. The facility at Nestlé’s Fawdon confectionery factory generates renewable energy by converting 200,000 litres of feedstock – such as wash waters from the site – every day. The […]

IKEA, H&M, Mars back 100% green energy pledge

Some of the world’s biggest brand names signed up to a campaign to encourage major businesses towards solely using green energy. The flatpackers IKEA, insurers Swiss Re, fashion brand H&M and food groups Mars and Nestlé are among the firms joining the RE100 campaign. Its stated goal is that “by 2020, 100 of the world’s […]

Nokia, Nestle, Boots among firms tackling water and energy use “in tandem”

Businesses should tackle water and energy in tandem or risk “major disruption” it was claimed this week. The claim came as several major companies including Nestlé, Baxter Healthcare, Sainsbury’s, Boots UK, Nokia, Tata and Crown Paints signed up to a framework to manage water and energy use simultaneously. Research released by the Water Footprint Network […]

BG Group nabs top energy spot in sustainability ranking

Oil and gas company BG Group nabbed the top spot out of energy companies in a ranking of businesses for their sustainability. The 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Review highlights the most sustainable companies in 24 different industrial sectors. Other industry leaders included Volkswagen for cars, Nestlé for food, drink and tobacco and Panasonic […]

US businesses urge strong policy action on climate change

A total of 32 international companies and consumer brands, including L’Oreal, Nestle (pictured), Nike and eBay joined forces yesterday urging the US policy makers to take action on climate change. The firms signed a “climate declaration” in support of climate change policy, suggesting a response to the climate challenge is “one of the greatest American […]

Nestlé to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35%

The owner of brands such as Nescafe, KitKat and Cheerios has upped its green credentials and announced its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2015. As part of its new set of environmental commitments, the Swiss multinational firm also aims to cut energy consumption by a quarter in the next two years, […]

Microsoft and Starbucks share money-saving climate change tips

Microsoft and Starbucks are some of the big brands adding their business tips on saving money while adapting to climate change to a new UN-led online database. Other multinationals to share their “success stories” about making profits or savings – or preventing losses – with adaptation-related projects include Levi’s, Nestléand Coca-Cola, according to the UN […]