Our factories not only create world class products to deliver Nutrition, Health and Wellness but they also add value to farmers by processing agricultural products in a sustainable manner.
Within our factories and in areas under our control there is a continuous effort to maximize production while minimizing the consumption of natural resources and reducing waste and emissions. We have developed a series of environmental performance indicators (EPIs) in 1997 to monitor our efforts for the sustainable use of natural resources in manufacturing. All processes follow the Nestlé Environmental Management System, and our business practices comply with government policies, environmental laws and regulation.
Some of our key initiatives to ensure sustainable, environmentally friendly operations are -
As production volume has been increasing, there has been significant reduction in usage of energy and water, along with reduction in emission of greenhouse gases per tonne of production. From 1999 to 2014, some of our achievements in this regard are as follows:
During 1999 to 2014, Water consumption per tonne of production has reduced substantially by around 72% through the following key initiatives taken in last couple of years.
During 1999 to 2014, Energy consumption per tonne of production has reduced substantially and energy use efficiency improved by around 57% through the following key initiatives.
During 1999 to 2014, Waste water discharge per tonne of production has reduced by around 71% through the following initiatives.
During 1999 to 2014, Greenhouse gases (CO2) generation per tonne of production has been significantly reduced by 64%, while also reducing air acidification potential through the following key initiatives.
Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future