Nestlé switched its Russian factories to green energy

Nestlé has announced the transition of all Russian production sites to consuming electricity from renewable energy sources (RES). In Russia, the company’s factories are located in six regions – the Kaluga, Vologda, Vladimir, Samara, Krasnodar and Perm regions. A project to build a plant is being implemented in the Novosibirsk region. #RES #energy_news

Globally, the company intends to convert 800 production sites, offices and warehouses around the world to electricity 100% from renewable sources by 2025 in its operations. This commitment is part of the Nestlé Global Climate Change Roadmap, which aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

According to preliminary estimates by Nestlé, due to the transition of all factories in Russia to RES, the total reduction in carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere will amount to more than 80 thousand tons per year. As a “green” alternative, all of the company’s Russian production facilities use electricity generated on wind farms.

“Switching to 100% renewable energy is an important step towards reducing CO2 emissions from our operations. Marcial Roland, Nestlé President for Russia and Eurasia said:

Nestlé Purina PetCare was one of the first Nestlé factories in Russia to switch to green electricity in Forsino, Kaluga region. Already in 2020, this made it possible to reduce the level of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by 20.5 thousand tons per year. The company also invests in energy efficiency projects across all plants to reduce overall energy consumption.

To tackle climate change, Nestlé Russia is accelerating work in the following priority areas: improving the range of products and packaging, switching to renewables and circular economy principles in production, supporting renewable farming practices, improving logistics solutions, and promoting new behavior. The company implements a number of programs to engage its employees in the sustainable development agenda, and also helps consumers make their choice of beverages and food more responsible.

Globally, Nestlé is a signatory to the United Nations global agreement “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” and was one of the first companies in the world to present its detailed plan in December 2020 to combat climate change with clear deadlines. In September 2021, Nestlé announced its plans to support and accelerate the transition to a food system based on the principles of recovery and aimed at protecting and restoring the environment, improving the lives of farmers and improving the well-being of farming communities.

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