Eliminating waste and reducing our consumption of natural resources are important global priorities for Nestlé. In 2010, we continued to operate our factories on a more efficient basis and reduced the amount of waste to landfill by 4 percent in kilograms per tonne of product compared to 2009.

As with energy and water, our Eco Reduction Program identified some 88 waste reduction opportunities across our operations. As at December 2010, we had implemented 26 of these opportunities and a further 36 are in progress or under investigation.