We are committed to halving our global net carbon emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
One of our key milestones on the road to 2050 is to source 100% renewable electricity across our sites by 2025 – and we’re proud to be making the switch across our sites in New Zealand, well ahead of our global target. We’ve been able to accelerate our efforts due to New Zealand’s favourable renewable electricity environment – 84%1 of the electricity generated in New Zealand is from renewable sources.
We now source 100% renewable electricity for all our sites – including our Maggi factory in Wiri, our TUX factory in Marton, our Auckland head office and our five Nespresso boutiques across the country.
We are purchasing renewable electricity certificates to cover all of the electricity we use across our sites –the equivalent of 833 households2. We buy these certificates from our electricity provider, who participates in the New Zealand Energy Certificate Scheme (NZECS).
The road to net zero
We are exploring every aspect of our business to find ways we can achieve net zero and have published a time-bound plan to achieve this – Nestlé’s Net Zero Roadmap.
1. 84% of electricity generated is renewable: Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (2020), Energy in New Zealand - https://www.nzte.govt.nz/page/renewable-energy
2. Electricity in New Zealand, Electricity Authority, P8: An average house uses about 7,000 kWh of electricity per year: https://www.ea.govt.nz/assets/dms-assets/20/20410Electricity-in-NZ-2018.pdf