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You can always count on NESCAFÉ® to deliver one good cup of coffee.

NESCAFÉ, you can expand your current drink menu backed by the support of the largest
foodservice company in the world, Nestlé. Over 94 billion cups of NESCAFÉ are
consumed each year, each delivering fresh-tasting cup of coffee every time. NESCAFÉ
has the variety your consumers crave and the solution and service designed to fit your

NESCAFÉ aims to bringing you quality products that are produced in a more sustainable
manner, from bean to cup. Discover NESCAFÉ's initiatives for sustainable practices.

Packaging for Sustainability

Packaging plays a major role in our daily lives. It protects food products from spoilage
and keeps them safe, all the way from the manufacturing stage right through to storage,
distribution... (more...)


Moving towards sustainability in refrigeration

Nestlé has long been investigating ways to improve the environmental performance of its
industrial operations. This is... (more...)

1- Stimulating continual improvement through sustainable practices

Improving the lives of coffee farmers will require effort and commitment from everyone
involved in the whole chain of coffee production. That's why NESCAFÉ became one of
the founding members of an association which works continuously towards this goal.

2- More water to drink, using less to make coffee

NESCAFÉ is aware that the best way to achieve sustainable development is by nurturing
it locally. With just a little help from NESCAFÉ and its partners, a community of farmers
in a coffee-growing region in Ethiopia have been working to improve their own lives, and
the lives of their children. (more...)

3- Industry leaders find common cause in Guatemala

It’s by working together that we can achieve the most. And one important thing for us to
achieve today is establishing sustainable agriculture methods... (more...)
4- Educating by demonstrating


A few years ago NESCAFÉ began looking at ways to ensure coffee sustainability
in Thailand. We wanted to improve all aspects of coffee production. But we were
also looking at ways to... (more...)

Over the years, NESCAFÉ® has developed and put into practice
many innovations that are designed to improve the environmental
performance of its manufacturing processes. These include finding
renewable energy sources to fossil fuels, and improving the efficiency
of the energy we use.
Nestlé has long been investigating ways to improve the environmental performance of its
industrial operations. This is... (more...)

Converting waste into energy

Green coffee beans aren’t just the raw materials for coffee. They can also be a useful
source of energy, as the NESCAFÉ Cagayan de Oro factory in the Philippines has

Making energy go further with Cogeneration

By using Cogeneration systems that develop electricity and heat at the same time, Nestlé
Japan has achieved a significantly higher level of energy efficiency. (more...
Through research and development, NESCAFÉ® is working to
continuously improve the environmental performance of its
packaging. We do this by ensuring that we always use the most
appropriate and efficient packaging materials for all our products.

Packaging for Sustainability

Packaging plays a major role in our daily lives. It protects food products from spoilage
and keeps them safe, all the way from the manufacturing stage right through to storage,
distribution... (more...)

Little things can mean a lot

Single-serve portions are not a new idea. They are a very efficient way of minimising
spoilage of food by allowing the user to only open what he needs immediately. This
means that unused food remains... (more...)

A lighter, better NESCAFÉ jar

There are few materials that make a more satisfying container than glass. But our goal is
to make good use of it while using no more than necessary. (more...)

Fast Facts
1- In our continuous effort to lower factory CO2 emissions, we have achieved a 13%
reduction since 1999.

• Because we increased production by two-thirds during the same period, eco-efficiency

improved by 48%.

• Nestlé participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in order to share strategies
and results.

• Nestlé is also participating in a CDP trial to raise awareness among suppliers.

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2- Nestlé uses co-generation technology for a cleaner environment and lower


• Co-generation plants produce both electricity and steam at the same time.

• They are more efficient and use less fuel than conventional power plants.

• Consequently, they emit lower levels of CO2, sulphur and nitro oxides.

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3- Nestlé works to recover and use greenhouse gases rather than release them into
the atmosphere.
• In our factory in Shimada, Japan, methane gas is recovered from our water treatment

• The gas is then used as fuel.

• This results in a 38% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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4- Nestlé began replacing CFCs and HCFCs as long ago as 1986.

• Over twenty years ago, Nestlé began replacing refrigerant gases associated with global

• Today, Nestlé uses environmentally neutral ones such as ammonia and carbon dioxide.

• Emissions of ozone depleting substances have been reduced by 99% per tonne of

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5- Since 1999 Nestlé has reduced its water withdrawal by 30%.

• Because we increased production by two-thirds during the same period, eco-efficiency

improved by 58%.

• Nestlé manufacturing process requires less water to produce goods.

• Effective water management is an essential aspect of sustainability.

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6- Nestlé’s approach to farm assistance is demonstrated by the Sustainable

Agriculture Initiative.

• The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative offers farmers access to technical assistance by

coffee agronomists and technicians, who advise on best farming practices.

• Goals include protecting the environment, lowering costs of production and raising farm

• As well as improving field yields, crop diversification also reduces farmers’

vulnerability to price fluctuations.

7- In 2000, Nestlé joined forces with Danone and Unilever to form the Sustainable
Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform
• This industry initiative now involves around 20 major food trading or manufacturing

• The aim of the SAI platform is to support the development of sustainable agriculture

• This is a benefit for the whole food chain, and society in general.

8- Nestlé helps people with on-the-job experience, coaching relationships and off-
the-job learning.

• We aim to help them build the capabilities they need for short- and long-term success.

• Employees are offered formal classroom training in 33 developing countries.

• In 2007, more than 65 000 employees were able to take advantage of these classes.

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9- Nestlé fully supports the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals.

• These goals address environmental sustainability, and aim to achieve results through

• Goals for people are to improve lives of the most vulnerable, especially women and

• Goals for the planet are to ensure environmental sustainability through a global
partnership for development.

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10- Between 1991 and 2008, Nestlé managed to reduce its use of packaging material
by more than 390 000 tonnes.

• This has been thanks to a continuous review of packaging source reduction


• The volume of packaging material per litre of bottled water has also been reduced by
20% over 5 years.

• This represents aa saving of 44 000 tonnes of packaging material in 2008 alone.

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11- Water management is a top environmental priority for Nestlé.

• In 2004, Nestlé carried out a worldwide review of water-protection methods.

• 30 million Swiss Francs are spent every year to construct and expand wastewater
treatment facilities.

• Factories are now able to produce the same amount of produce with significantly less

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12- NESCAFÉ Partners’ Blend was the company’s first Fairtrade-certified coffee.

• Partners’ Blend was the first NESCAFÉ materialisation of a sustainable end-product

offered to consumers. It was launched in 2005.

• Nescafé Partners’ Blend comes from coffee grown by small-holder farming

communities in El Salvador and Ethiopia.

• In both countries, sustainability has been encouraged with – among other things – better
cherry-processing equipment, technical assistance and training centres.

13- NESCAFÉ is researching and developing coffee and cocoa crops that offer
farmers better yields.

• Nestlé has invested significantly in research at the Nestlé R&D Centre in Tours.

• The aim is to improve quality, yield, taste and disease resistance.

• Together with good farming practices, such new coffee plants can help farmers improve
production and increase their income.

14- NESCAFÉ buys coffee from nearly all the countries in which it is grown.

• Around 80% of coffee farmers are smallholders with only a few hectares or less of land.

• For many of these farmers, coffee represents their only source of income.

• 55% of NESCAFÉ coffee is produced in developing countries.

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15- NESCAFÉ supports Coffee production in Ethiopia

• NESCAFÉ has provided assistance to OCFCU, the Oromia Coffee Farmers

Cooperatives Union, which supplies it with the beans that are used in NESCAFÉ
Partners’ Blend.
• NESCAFÉ is also involved in projects with a local company, Mullege. Key aspects of
this project include improvement of a wet mill to avoid environmental contamination by
pulp and waste water, technical assistance to farmers and set-up of a system to improve
local potable water supplies to local community.

• In addition, the Nestlé Research & Development Centre in Tours, France, is

collaborating with the Ethiopian Agricultural Research & Development Centre in Jima.

16- NESCAFÉ supplies high-quality coffee plants to farmers.

• These are offered at cost or free of charge in a number of countries.

• They are specially chosen for the local soil and environment.

• Farmers using them are able to improve both the quality and the yield of their coffee.

17- NESCAFÉ helps farmers to invest in better processing.

• NESCAFÉ is involved in projects that give financial investment support to farming


• By acquiring efficient equipment for processing cherries, farmers improve the quality of
their produce.

• This means that farmers get more revenue from the coffee beans they grow.

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18- Nestlé has implemented numerous improvements to reduce wastewater.

• Today it operates 160 treatment plants to clean water before it is returned to nature.

• Between 2004 and 2008, it reduced wastewater by 45% per kilo of food produced.

• We remove 96% of the organic load in the water used in our production processes
before returning it to the environment.

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19- Already, more than 20 NESCAFÉ factories are using spent coffee grounds as
renewable fuel.

• In total, it amounts to about 800 000 tonnes per year.

• This reduces the need for non-renewable fuels.

• It also reduces the need for landfills.

20- Nestlé works to find packaging solutions that contribute to a better


• These solutions include source reduction, reuse, recycling and energy recovery.

• Wherever possible we use recyclable packaging materials and materials from

sustainably-managed renewable resources.

• These measures can both save energy and reduce waste.

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21- Nestlé has worked to quantify environmental footprints for every aspect of

• This way, we can know the impact of the whole coffee-making process.

• It gives us data to help us improve environmental performance in our own direct


• It shows where we may act externally as a potential catalyst for others.

22- Nestlé investigates many recycling options to minimize the volume of waste
materials going to landfill sites.

• Nestlé uses only approved landfill sites for its waste materials.

• By-products are increasingly transformed into valuable raw materials.

• As a result, by-product / waste recovery rate at Nestlé is above 73%.

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23- Nestlé has reduced the amount of additional water needed to produce a litre of
bottled water.

• Today it requires only one additional litre of water per litre bottle produced.

• This represents a saving of 33% over previous methods.

• In general, Nestlé has reduced its water withdrawal by 30% since 1999.per kilo of

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24- Despite producing far more food than before, Nestlé’s energy usage has actually
fallen in the last decade.

• In 2008 Nestlé used 3% less energy than it did in 1999.

• During the same period Nestlé increased production by more than two-thirds.

• We have set the goal of reducing energy usage by 1% - 2% per kilo each year for the
next 5 years.

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25- Nestlé has reduced emissions of ozone-depleting gases by 99% per kilo of

• Over the course of 20 years, we have lowered emissions by 99% for every kilo of food
we produce.

• We are currently removing 80 tonnes of greenhouse gases from refrigeration plants.

• We have invested more than 30 million Swiss Francs into environmentally responsible

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26- Nestlé has reduced packaging material for bottled water by 20% over 5 years.

• This represents a saving of 44 000 tonnes of packaging material in 2008 alone.

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27- Nestlé reduced the quantity of manufacturing by-products by 23% since 1999.

• Production grew by two-thirds during the same period.

• These by-products were recycled for further use, for example as compost or an energy

• Waste eco-efficiency has increased by 49% since 1999.

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28- Nestlé is developing ways to reduce the environmental impact of food transport.

• A pilot project has been set up to calculate the amount of CO2 emitted per kilo of
product delivered.
• On average 15 grams of CO2 emissions are produced per kilo of product delivered.

• This represents about 10% of CO2 generated during the manufacturing process.

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29- NESCAFÉ is a founding member of the Common Code for the Coffee

• The 4C Association includes growers, manufactures, government organisations and


• It is based on a voluntary Code of Conduct for social, environmental and economic

practices in coffee production.

• The 4C Code is designed to encourage a process of continuous improvement towards


30- NESCAFÉ has created a network of own green coffee buying stations in several
countries; this system is called "Direct Procurement".

• Thanks to the “Direct Procurement” system, coffee growers can bring their green coffee
directly to Nestlé, avoiding middle-men, and therefore receiving a higher revenue.

• Instead of exporting green coffee; NESCAFÉ uses the stations to supply its own
factories in the same country.

31- Over half a million farmers (610 000) supply Nestlé directly.

• Nestlé offers many of these farmers free technical assistance.

• Nestlé works with them to help them deal with local problems, such as drought or soil

• Whatever the local conditions, Nestlé strives to find the solutions that are adapted for
the farmers working the land.

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32- Nestlé improved energy efficiency in manufacturing by 4% from 2004 to 2008.

• We have managed to continue to improve energy efficiency each year.

• Since 1999, Nestlé has reduced energy consumption by more than 40% per kilo of
• We plan to go further by setting clear internal targets for continuous improvement.

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33- Nestlé has a systematic approach to energy reduction. <

• Nestlé has succeeded by focusing efforts on energy conservation programs.

• Last year alone, energy savings of 33 million Swiss Francs were made.

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34- Nestlé works with other companies wherever possible to ensure bottle collection.

• Local governments can also help us with our recycling strategy.

• By collecting bottles, we facilitate their recycling or reuse.

• We continue to follow new developments in recycling to stay at the forefront.

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35- NESCAFÉ runs experimental and demonstration farms in China, the

Philippines and Thailand.

• On each of these farms, NESCAFÉ specialists provide technical assistance to farmers.

• The advice helps farmers to grow consistent quality coffee.

• At the same time, farmers learn how to improve their productivity and profitability.

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36- Nestlé is financing deep-well drilling to install water supplies for 22


• This project will provide clean and safe water to 40 000 people.

• Funding will also be used to train people to maintain pumps and improve hygiene

• This is part of a goal to reduce the number of people without access to safe water by
half by 2015.

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37- NESCAFÉ offers free assistance to coffee farmers to improve agricultural

• By improving techniques, farmers can also improve the quality of their coffee.

• For example, water flotation to separate good and bad quality cherries leaves farmers
with a higher quality crop.

• This in turn allows them to increase revenue from their coffee.

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Mission Statement

At Nestlé, we believe that research can help us make better food so that people live a
better life.

Good Food is the primary source of Good Health throughout life. We strive to bring
consumers foods that are safe, of high quality and provide optimal nutrition to meet
physiological needs. In addition to Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Nestlé products bring
consumers the vital ingredients of taste and pleasure.

As consumers continue to make choices regarding foods and beverages they consume,
Nestlé helps provide selections for all individual taste and lifestyle preferences.

Research is a key part of our heritage at Nestlé and an essential element of our future. We
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All Board Members will be re-elected over the course of the next 3 years (2009-2011).

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David P. Frick