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Nestlé unveils plans to support the transition to a regenerative food system

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Nestlé is laying out its plans to support and accelerate the transition to a regenerative
food system – one that aims to protect and restore the environment, improve the
livelihoods of farmers and enhance the well-being of farming communities. Nestlé will
work with its food system partners, including the company’s network of more than
500,000 farmers and 150,000 suppliers, to advance regenerative farming practices
at the heart of the food system. As part of this journey, the company will also initiate
new programs to help address the social and economic challenges of the transition.
The announcement is being made in the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit in
New York, as part of Nestlé’s contribution to help achieve the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It also follows the recent report from the United
Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shows the climate crisis is
intensifying.

 

“We know that regenerative agriculture plays a critical role in improving soil health,
restoring water cycles and increasing biodiversity for the long term,” said Paul Bulcke,
Chairman of Nestlé. “These outcomes form the foundation of sustainable food
production and, crucially, also contribute to achieving our ambitious climate targets.”
Nestlé is a signatory of the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C pledge and was one of
the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound climate plan in December 2020.
The company is taking measures to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve ne

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