Nestlé Australia has announced it is switching to 100% renewable electricity, with all the electricity used at its facilities sourced from wind power. The company is partnering with CWP Renewables to make its first renewable power purchase agreement (PPA), bringing the company one step closer to reducing its net emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieving net zero by 2050.
The 10-year agreement covers Nestlé’s six Australian factories, two distribution centers, three corporate offices, 20 retail boutiques, and laboratory. The switch to 100% renewable electricity in Australia will mean Nestlé will avoid approximately 73,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
Nestlé Oceania CEO Sandra Martinez says, “Achieving our sustainability commitments as we progress towards 2050 can’t wait—and neither can we. I am proud that we’ve been able to accelerate switching to 100% renewable electricity for our sites, but there’s still more to be done. This is one more step on our roadmap.”
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As well as the move to 100% renewable electricity, progress in Australia against the plan includes:
- Transforming its product portfolio: Introducing plant-based foods and drinks, including Milo Plant-Based Energy, Uncle Tobys Oat Milk range, and the vegan KitKat V
- Driving carbon neutral brands: Committing to achieving carbon neutrality for Nespresso by the end of 2022 and KitKat by end of 2025
- Transforming packaging: Driving a commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 and reducing the use of virgin plastics. This includes Smarties becoming the first global confectionery brand to use paper across its range; introducing recyclable packaging for all Maggi recipe bases; and reducing the amount of plastic used in Purina Petcare accessories by removing 16.7 tonnes of non-recyclable or unnecessary plastic each year.