Nestlé ranked world leader in cutting carbon

Nestlé has topped a list of 500 global companies in efforts to disclose and cut carbon emissions.

The annual ranking from NGO the Carbon Disclosure Project measured companies on various criteria including how they incorporated climate change into their business plans, how they monitored emissions, their transparency, and actions they were taking to mitigate their impact.

"Climate change mitigation remains a key priority for us," said Nestlé executive vice president & head of operations, José Lopez.

"Since 2001 we have halved the greenhouse gas emissions from our factories per tonne of product. We are committed to reducing emissions from our operations even further by continuing to improve energy efficiency, to switch to cleaner fuels and to invest in renewable sources," he added.

The Carbon Disclosure Project ranking was released in the same week as Nestlé announced its latest achievement in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico.

The company has become the first food company in the country to obtain nearly all the electrical energy needed for its manufacturing operations from a renewable source.

Nestlé is receiving 85% of the total electricity required by its factories from one of the largest wind farms in Mexico. This will reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere by more than 124,000 tonnes a year.

Maxine Perella


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