We believe Nestlé is well placed to help address the climate change challenge. Our aim is to ensure the continuity of our own business and those in our supply chain while protecting the wider environment.
Nestlé Pakistan is taking steps and introducing various initiatives in its manufacturing units and beyond, to exhibit this Respect for Future.
Energy, Water Savings And Reduction In Greenhouse Gas Emission Across Our Factory Operations
Energy, water and Greenhouse gas emissions are the major environmental indicators for any manufacturing facility. Nestlé takes care of these indicators in its operations and keeps on improving its performance year by year.
Energy Conserving Proficiency
Energy optimizations across operations resulted in reduction of 3% GJ per ton from 2018 by optimizing the usage of energy across our sites.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This year, we have invested our time and efforts in identifying opportunities for Greenhouse gases optimized usage across the market. We have successfully executed the most impactful projects and sustained Greenhouse gas emissions, despite different challenges like production volumes and product mix ratio.
Water Operational Efficiency
Water withdrawal per ton of product is reduced by 10% as compared to 2018 across our manufacturing units. This water saving is based on the initiatives are taken under the governance of Alliance for Water Stewardship and optimized usage of water.
Environmental Initiatives in Agriculture Services
Agriculture is responsible for approximately 41% of all GHGs emissions in the country, mostly through livestock production. The CSA technologies and practices that Nestlé adopts to improve efficiency in livestock systems, through animal feed, feeding techniques, improved breeding, manure handling and management practices to reduce methane and nitrous oxide emissions.
Nestlé supported dairy farmers to import 3500 cows of high yield during 2019. With better yield, efficient use of feed and proper manure management practices have helped to reduce the GHGs emissions.
We have started working on high density guava and mango orchards which help farmers in increasing their yield, reduction in fertilisers and water savings. With lesser use of fertilisers, even up to 70% through drip irrigation resulting in 2-3 times increase in yield is expected to reduce GHG in the same proportion. Two High density Guava Orchards are already piloted at farmers’ fields and one high density Mango Orchard was planted during 2019 in collaboration with Mango Research Institute Multan. These initiatives will serve as light houses to transform traditional farms to the most efficient environment friendly farms.
Tree Plantation is also carried out at Nestlé that helps to reduce the increasing pollution. Till 2019, we planted more than 55,000 trees across our Agriculture value chain.
Reduction of Waste at Source
As a contribution to our global commitment of tackling plastic waste, we have taken initiatives focusing on most preferable techniques of waste management, i.e. reduction and recycling of our plastic waste. We have eliminated usage of single use plastics and promoted waste segregation at source by implementation of centralized waste bins across sites. Up till now, 267 tons of plastic waste from Sheikhupura Factory has been converted into 6000 plastic pallets, which are being used in the factory. Adding to the recycling initiatives, 95,000 sq. feet roof of finished product warehouses is covered with corrugated plastic tuff sheets in Sheikhupura Factory. We are extending these initiatives to our manufacturing units and other facilities as well. We also ensure that waste from our sites must be disposed-off properly with our focus on reduce, reuse & recycle and none of the waste ends up in landfill.
In 2019, Nestlé Pakistan has continued and trusted experimentation in packaging optimization. As a result, we have achieved 704 tons of material reduction in packaging which is 58.5% greater.