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Nestlé Tops List of Global Companies Cutting Carbon Emissions

Nestlé Tops List of Global Companies Cutting Carbon Emissions
September 17
10:51 2012

Nestlé has topped a list of global companies in efforts to disclose and cut carbon emissions. The Carbon Disclosure Project, an independent non-profit organisation, released its annual ranking based on data requested from the ‘Global 500’ companies.

It measured companies on a range of factors 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,” says Jose Lopez, Nestlé executive vice president and head of operations. “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.”

For instance, Nestle has become the first food company in Mexico 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, the equivalent of taking 39,000 small cars off the road annually.

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