Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

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. 

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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 yearly basis.

Energy Conserving Proficiency

Energy optimization across operations resulted in reduction of 17.3% GJ per ton from 2010 by optimizing the usage of energy across our sites.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions(GHG)

In 2020, we have invested our time and efforts in identifying opportunities for greenhouse gases optimized usage across the organization. We have successfully executed the most impactful projects and reduced 14.9 % greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 despite different challenges like production volumes and product mix ratio. 

Water Operational Efficiency

Water withdrawal per ton of product is reduced by 22.51% as compared to 2010 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

Nestlé Pakistan has partnered with the Agriculture Department, Government of Punjab, to encourage local farmers to take up drip irrigation. We cover 40% of the farmer’s cost of setting up the equipment for drip irrigation while the Punjab government covers the remaining 60% of the expense. We have installed drip on 152 acres with an estimated water saving of 428 million liters annually together with water management department, Government of Punjab. These farms are located in various parts of Punjab.

Nestlé Pakistan is also working with Pakistan Agriculture and Research Council (PARC) by showcasing High Efficiency Irrigation System (HEIS) on a 6-acre crop site. This site demonstrates best farm practices. The site
developed at PARC has been used to demonstrate water saving technologies to students and farmers.

In a similar partnership with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Nestlé Pakistan has established a site that demonstrates best practices which enhances crop production with minimum use of water. The site will serve as a knowledge hub for students and farmers on scientifically proven irrigation management techniques, including drip irrigation systems and a delivery line network on a 6.91 acres crop site having citrus and guava crops. It has the potential to help for saving about 20 million liters of water annually.

Nestlé Pakistan has supported to develop smart soil moisture sensors that read the moisture level of the soil and send regular data updates to farmers to decide when and how much to irrigate the field. Moreover, a software has been developed with the help of Center for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT), LUMS and Waziup (an organization based in Italy) that enables the farmers and the researchers to see the soil moisture level remotely on their computer screens. The smart sensors can help farmers to save up to 17% water and increase crop productivity by 15%. 

Water Conservation Initiatives

After a successful pilot, the water sense project is going to be commercialized by LUMS, which would help farmers save up to 12-20% water savings and increase crop productivity up to 15%. Through introduction of Drip Irrigation System, water can be saved up to 60%. Until 2020, Drip Irrigation system is installed on 152 acres, where Nestlé supported farmers in collaboration with the Government of Punjab.

Reduction of Waste at Source

As a contribution to our global commitment to 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 on floors. Approximately 12,500 recycled pallets have been inducted in 2020. 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 2020, Nestlé Pakistan has continued and trusted experimentation in packaging optimization. As a result, we have achieved 780 tons of material reduction in packaging which is 10% greater material avoidance than in 2019.

Future Plans 2021

Focus areas for 2021 will be exploring opportunities for more renewable energy sources, responsible disposal of plastic and laminate waste, enhancing incineration with heat recovery to other sites, water and energy conservation as well as R&D for packaging optimization. Nestlé Pakistan is targeting 5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and 5% reduction in water consumption per ton of production.

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