Nestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Must Read

Free 250,000 FG/CAC Business Names Registration for MSMES

Business formalisation Support of the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund As part of Federal Government’s post-Covid-19 Pandemic...

FG offers free business registration for 250,000 MSMEs

The Federal Government says it has offered free business registration for 250,000 Micro, Small and  Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) nationwide...

How to Apply for Government N75Bn MSME Survival Fund

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to commence nationwide implementation of two MSMEs initiatives namely, the MSME Survival...
- Advertisement -

Nestlé today announced its support for the Net Zero Initiative, a new industry-wide effort that will help U.S. dairy farms of all sizes and geographies implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices. The initiative is a critical component of U.S. dairy’s environmental stewardship goals endorsed by dairy industry leaders and farmers, to achieve carbon neutrality, optimized water usage and improved water quality by 2050.

Nestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050
Nestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 | www.brandspurng.com

“The U.S. dairy community has been working together to provide the world with responsibly-produced, nutritious dairy foods,” said Mike Haddad, chairman, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.

“With the entire dairy community at the table – from farmers and cooperatives to processors, household brands and retailers – we’re leveraging U.S. dairy’s innovation, diversity and scale to drive continued environmental progress and create a more sustainable planet for future generations.”

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy also announced a key milestone on its journey toward carbon neutrality – an up to USD 10 million investment and a multi-year partnership with Nestlé to support the Net Zero Initiative and scale access to environmental practices and resources on farms across the country.

- Advertisement -

Nestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 Brandspurng
Nestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 | www.brandspurng.com

“Supporting and enabling farmers through the Net Zero Initiative has the potential to transform the dairy industry,” said Jim Wells, chief supply chain officer for Nestlé USA.

“Scaling up climate-smart agricultural initiatives is key to Nestlé’s ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and will help reduce the carbon footprint of many of our brands.

We are excited to collaborate with the U.S. dairy industry and our suppliers to contribute to an even more sustainable dairy supply chain.”

2050 Environmental Stewardship Goals

- Advertisement -

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy – a forum that convenes dairy farmers and industry stakeholders across the value chain to align on shared social responsibility priorities – built on a decades-long commitment to responsible dairy production in developing the 2050 Environmental Stewardship Goals. Leveraging a rigorous, third-party reviewed materiality assessment, the industry prioritized the most pressing areas of environmental sustainability as the foundation for its goals:

  1. Become carbon neutral or better;
  2. Optimize water use while maximizing recycling;
  3. Improve water quality by optimizing utilization of manure and nutrients.
Read Also:  Nestlé Commences Massive Solar Energy Plant For Dubai Factory

In 2008, U.S. dairy was the first agricultural sector to commission a life cycle assessment on fluid milk, which showed that dairy accounts for 2% of total GHG emissions in the U.S.

In fact, due to innovative practices in cow health, improved feed and genetics, and modern management practices, the environmental impact of producing a gallon of milk in 2017 has shrunk significantly from 2007, requiring 30% less water, 21% less land and a 19% smaller carbon footprint.

Bringing Net Zero to Life

The Net Zero Initiative is a collaboration of dairy organizations and represents a critical pathway on U.S. dairy’s sustainability journey. Many of the practices and technologies needed to reach the industry’s goals largely exist but require further research and development and overall greater accessibility across farms of all sizes and geographies.

- Advertisement -

Through foundational science, on-farm pilots and development of new product markets, the Net Zero Initiative aims to knock down barriers and create incentives for farmers that will lead to economic viability and positive environmental impact.

“As part of a 5th-generation dairy farming family, we pride ourselves on sustaining our land, caring for our animals and preserving our business for the next generation,” said Tara Vander Dussen, a New Mexico dairy farmer.

Read Also:  Flexitarian diets could be the most beneficial to health

“We want to be at the table, testing new practices and accessing innovative technology to go further, faster. Because in the end, we all want the same thing – a healthy planet for our families and our children.”

Nestlé is the first company joining the Net Zero Initiative, contributing funding and expertise to help propel the entire industry’s progress toward a more sustainable future. The U.S. dairy community hopes many partners will follow.

With brands like Carnation, Nesquik, Stouffer’s and DiGiorno, Nestlé brings a wealth of knowledge and industry leadership to the table and an earnest commitment to supporting U.S. dairy farmers in environmental advancements and technology adoption.

- Advertisement -
Nestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - Brand SpurNestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - Brand Spur

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Nestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - Brand SpurNestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - Brand Spur

Latest News

Airtel Africa ends H1 with 116.4m Subscribers

Airtel Africa’s subscriber base across 14 African countries grew 4.4% on-quarter and stood at 116.4 million with an Average...

Guinness Nigeria Declares N841.64m Q1 loss as mounting input costs squeezed earnings

Guinness Nigeria Plc has reported a loss after tax increase of 127.2 percent at N841.64 million for the first quarter ended September 30 as...

You Can Now Mute Chat Forever on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has released the “Always” mute feature for users. The feature is available for Android and iOS users and will allow users to mute...

Japan Accounts for 22% Mobile Game Revenue Share Globally from Q1 to Q3 2020

According to the research data analyzed and published by Safe Betting Sites, Japan accounted for 22% of all mobile game spending globally during the first...

Top US and Europe Banks Set Aside $139B as Loan Loss Provisions As Bad Debt Losses Could Surpass $880B by 2022

According to the research data analyzed and published by ComprarAcciones, the biggest lenders in the US and Europe are on course to record some...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -Nestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - Brand SpurNestlé joins US dairy industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - Brand Spur