Nestlé to invest over CHF 100 M by 2030 in low-carbon logistics for water brands

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Nestlé is investing over CHF 100 million by 2030 in low-carbon logistics for its three international water brands – S. PellegrinoAcqua Panna and Perrier. This investment will focus on optimising logistics routes and accelerating train transport, increasing the use of alternative fuels and transportation options and testing innovative alternative transportation options.

By eliminating unnecessary journeys and shifting towards alternative modes of transport, Nestlé’s international water brands will be able to reduce their total greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to Nestlé’s 2050 net zero commitment.

The vast majority of Nestlé’s international water brands’ emissions come from logistics and packaging (scope 3), according to a lifecycle assessment peer-reviewed by Quantis, a leading environmental sustainability consultancy. These brands have already reduced their total greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 10 percent over the last decade and had set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of 2022.

The company will prioritise further emissions reductions as the most impactful way these brands can contribute to the Nestlé Group’s net zero ambition and achieve the greatest long-term emissions impact, instead of carbon neutrality certification. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in logistics requires systemic change and collaboration across the supply chain.

Nestlé Waters is piloting the use of full battery electric vehicles in Europe to assess their durability and usability. These pilots include the use of three new fully electric heavy goods trucks (HGVs) – some of the first of their kind – in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. 

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