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Climate change leadership

We have an opportunity to address climate change not only by making our company more sustainable, but by helping others in our supply chain do the same.

Our commitment

Provide climate change leadership

Why it matters

Climate change is affecting farmers across the globe, including those who supply us. Reducing GHG emissions, switching to renewable energy sources and taking other actions to mitigate the effects of climate change are necessary to help ensure the ongoing success of our own business and those in our supply chain, as well as protecting the world around us.

Our approach

As a major global business, it’s crucial that we provide leadership on climate change. To take the lead on this urgent issue, we’re transforming our business to reduce GHG emissions, end deforestation, reduce food loss and waste and improve soil health.


What we are doing

We have taken a holistic, science-based target approach to tackling climate change, reducing GHG emissions and increasing our use of renewable energy and cleaner fuels.

India spans 2.4% of the world's surface area, and has about 17.5% of the world's population. With urbanisation, rise in population and increased spending tendencies, the stress on water consumption, waste disposal, energy usage and housing needs is increasing exponentially. The Indian government is increasingly focusing on renewable energy generation, waste to energy generation and solid waste management (Swachh Bharat Mission). We at Nestlé India, endeavour to contribute to the conservation of India's resources and steward them for future generations. We strive to continuously reduce the waste and generated emissions that degrade the environment while simultaneously optimising our production measures.


For Nestlé, manufacturing includes all the processes we need to turn raw materials into safe, nutritious products for our consumers.

In 2018, we have initiated about 49 projects in our manufacturing units with an estimated annualised savings of 61,629 GJ (saving of 1.85% of total annual Energy consumption) & shall be fully realized by coming year.

Following are the significant energy projects executed in 2018:

  • Lower Steam Consumption at Steamer through de-super heater
  • Heat recovery from Ammonia / Air Compressors
  • Energy Efficient LED Lights
  • Project KAPILA (MVR – Evaporator, IV stage cooler)

In 2017, Nestlé India has also initiated GHG reduction projects and optimized 14,114 Tons of GHG which shall be realized in 2018-19. Some of the key renewable energy projects contributed to GHG savings are:

  • Project KAPILA at Nanjangud
  • Natural Gas at Samalkha
  • Solar PPA at Nanjangud
  • Contribution by energy reduction projects

Transport Optimization:

We are committed to reduce our carbon emission over a period of time by standardization our fleet and inclination to utilize bigger sized fleet in India through technological data simulation processes and implementation of industry practices. Making use of a 3D simulation approach, we were able to identify the optimal load mix for each vehicle, thereby ensuring maximum utilization of the vehicle volume available. This method is scalable, replicable and is extended to our secondary distribution systems as well.

The reduction in our CO2 footprint effectively is 6% (gCO2e/ driven by improvement in Vehicle Fill Rate, direct deliveries to customers (bypassing Distribution Center) and reduction of empty runs through inter-linking of inbound & outbound trucks (back-haul).

Waste for disposal

As per Nestlé global public commitment for Zero waste for disposal to landfill by 2020, Nestlé India is continuously working towards reduction in waste for disposal. In 2018 our factories reduced waste for disposal to landfill by 68.5% over 2017. Six out of eight factories are zero waste to landfill and robust plans are in place to make all factories as zero waste to landfill by 2020.

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