Nestlé unveils new double-stacking rail logistics plan to reduce carbon footprint

Nestlé UK & Ireland has unveiled plans to increase freight capacity on trains to allow the double-stacking of products, an important step towards reducing its carbon footprint. The new curtain-sided rail container with a raising roof, designed to transport double-stacked palletised products by rail, was displayed at the Multimodal Exhibition in Birmingham this week.   The design of the container overcomes an important barrier as the height of road trailers differs from rail containers due to the height constraints of the rail network, meaning transport by rail had not been a winning option for…

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Nestlé unveils switch to renewable energy for its owned fleet of trucks

Nestlé food and drink products will now be delivered around the UK and Ireland by trucks which emit up to 95% less carbon. This significant reduction in emissions comes after the company switched 75% of its owned fleet of trucks from diesel to Bio-LNG, a liquefied gas which is a by product of waste. The move is a significant step towards Nestlé’s commitment to be net zero by 2050. Nestlé has been exploring solutions to reduce its carbon emissions in its transport and logistics network since 2017. The company chose…

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Nestlé Professional launches Sustainability Index 2022

The last few years have driven lasting changes to consumer behaviour, impacting our relationship with food and the businesses that serve it. To identify emerging trends, and pinpoint opportunities for foodservice leaders, Nestlé Professional has launched a new report: Footprint Sustainability Index 2022. Packed with industry insight and interviews with key influencers, the report aims to help foodservice leaders adapt their business and operations, enabling them to thrive in this newly evolved landscape.   Developed in collaboration with Footprint Intelligence, the report has been created using consumer surveys, industry insight…

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Nestlé announces innovative plan to tackle child labor risks, increase farmer income and achieve full traceability in cocoa

Nestlé has announced a new plan to tackle child labor risks in cocoa production. At the center is an innovative income accelerator program, which aims to improve the livelihoods of cocoa-farming families, while also advancing regenerative agriculture practices and gender equality. A cash incentive will be paid directly to cocoa-farming households for certain activities such as enrollment of children in school and pruning among several others. Nestlé’s new plan also supports the company’s work to transform its global sourcing of cocoa to achieve full traceability and segregation for its cocoa…

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Key plant-based eating trends revealed by Nestlé Professional’s research

Nestlé Professional’s research revealed that 22% of UK consumers plan to eat more plant-based meat alternatives, and 19% more plant-based dairy in the coming months. As well as increasing consumption of these less traditional plant-based foods, vegetables and legumes are in ascendency, with 39% and 24% of consumers looking to up their intake of these. With health and wellbeing traditionally front of mind for many consumers at the start of the New Year, Nestlé Professional, who works with caterers and food service industry, has released these key findings about the…

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