Nestlé Pledges Carbon-Neutral Coffee

Nestlé Pledges Carbon-Neutral Coffee

Nestlé has pledged to make every cup of its Nespresso coffee carbon neutral | #every cup of its Nespresso coffee carbon neutral | by 2022, according to an announcement made last week. The company will achieve climate-conscious coffee both for at-home and professional customers by means of a three-step plan that will focus on emissions in its supply chain and product life cycle.
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Delivering on a Commitment to Sustainability
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The company has already achieved carbon neutral status across some of its business operations, a status it has maintained since 2017. The new pledge, however, will take things to the next level: the company will be planting trees in and around the farms where it sources coffee and will also be supporting carbon offsetting projects.
Nespresso CEO Guillaume Le Cunff explains that this is another step in the company’s efforts to transition to sustainable practices | Learn more on Commonshare |.
The company recognizes the reality of climate change, Le Cunff explains, and that “our future depends on going further and faster on our sustainability commitments.” This is why the company is accelerating commitments to offer consumers a way to drink carbon neutral coffee by 2022.
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Toward Decarbonization
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Nestlé | Learn more on Commonshare | plans to decarbonize its value chain by committing to 100% renewable energy across its boutiques and by upping its use of biogas in manufacturing processes. It will also increase the amount of recycled plastic used in its machine and recycled and low-carbon virgin aluminum in its capsules.
The company has also pledged to triple capacity for planting trees in Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Costa Rica, the countries it relies on for the bulk of its coffee beans.
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George Clooney in Support
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Celebrity Nespresso ambassador George Clooney gave his stamp of approval to the move, citing the importance of moving against climate change.
“It’s clear that Nespresso understands this urgency and is putting our planet and people front and center of the choices it makes,” Clooney said. “These ambitions and vision build on a commitment to sustainability that I have been privileged to have been involved in over the last seven years. I’ve seen how far we’ve come in that time, and I’m excited to see the good that Nespresso can deliver in the next 10 years.”
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Moving toward more sustainable operations
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Nestlé is the latest company to announce plans to move toward more sustainable operations. Earlier in the month, Unilever announced that it would make significant investments in removing the use of virgin fossil fuels in all cleaning and laundry products within 10 years. And Mondelez has tightened regulations | #tightened regulations: | through its palm oil supply chains.
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Every cup of its Nespresso coffee carbon neutral | https://www.c-store.com.au/nestles-sustainability-pledge/ |: source from c-store website
Tightened regulations | https://www.c-store.com.au/mondelez-international-tightens-palm-oil-regulations/ |: Mondelēz will now have to eliminate deforestation in their own operations and supply chain; improve traceability and transparency..(source from c-store website)
 

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