Multinational food and drink corporation Nestlé Bulgaria has received a certificate for the use of 100 per cent green energy in 2021.
Indeed, the company is promoting the production of electricity from renewable sources (solar, wind and hydro). Hydropower company ENERGO-PRO supplied Nestlé Bulgaria with 12,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green electricity in 2021. Thanks to this cooperation, the company is saving around 14,000 tons of carbon emissions per year.
“The Nestlé Group has a serious commitment to nature and achieving zero negative effects on it and both globally and locally we are taking many steps to achieve it,” said Peter Stoilov, Executive Director of Nestlé Bulgaria. “The use of green energy is not a fashion trend. Obtaining this certificate is proof of how seriously we declare our commitments regarding carbon emissions and their reduction.”
Locally, Nestlé Bulgaria is continuing to invest in innovative technologies and industrial equipment that are favourable for the environment and water resources. Thus, compared to 2010, the company has reduced its water consumption by 66 per cent.
Globally, the company’s goal is to achieve zero net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Earlier in July, Nestlé joined more than 50 other companies and industry bodies in supporting the EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Business and Marketing Practices which sets out actions that food producers, food service, retailers and others can take to make healthy and sustainable food choices easier. Nestlé is contributing with a wide-ranging set of 23 commitments to reduce the environmental footprint of products while contributing to healthy and nutritious diets. On the environmental side, actions include support for regenerative agriculture as well as a shift to 100 per cent renewable energy and zero-emission logistics.