Nestlé joins US Dairy to reach net-zero carbon emissions

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2020

Nestlé joins US Dairy to reach net-zero carbon emissions

Nestlé has joined the Net Zero Initiative — an industry-wide effort to help US dairy farms of all sizes and geographies implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices.

The initiative is a critical component of the US dairy industry’s environmental stewardship goals endorsed by dairy industry leaders and farmers to achieve carbon neutrality, optimised water usage and improved water quality by 2050.

Innovation Center for US Dairy Chairperson Mike Haddad said the US dairy community has been working together to provide the world with responsibly produced, nutritious dairy foods.

“With the entire dairy community at the table — from farmers and cooperatives to processors, household brands and retailers — we’re leveraging US dairy’s innovation, diversity and scale to drive continued environmental progress and create a more sustainable planet for future generations,” Haddad said.

The centre also made a US$10 million investment and a multi-year partnership with Nestlé to support the Net Zero Initiative and scale access to environmental practices and resources on farms across the country.

Nestlé USA Chief Supply Chain Officer Jim Wells said supporting and enabling farmers through the Net Zero Initiative can transform the dairy industry.

“Scaling up climate-smart agricultural initiatives is key to Nestlé’s ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and will help reduce the carbon footprint of many of our brands,” Wells said.

Image credit: © Mikhail

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