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Nestlé pledges to serve ‘Cool Meals’ to fight local weather change

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Nestlé will lead to a reduction in food-related greenhouse gas emissions by diversifying its menus, raising employee awareness of food choices and improving internal understanding of the use of ingredients in meals and snacks

Nestle is committed to bringing more climate-friendly food to its employees through the Cool Food Pledge, a growing movement of workplaces, cities, hotels, hospitals and restaurants, to reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030.

With around 300,000 employees worldwide, Nestlé serves an estimated 50 million meals per year at its sites. The company is already focusing on using local products and expanding the range of herbal options.

Nestlé will lead to a reduction in food-related greenhouse gas emissions by diversifying menus, raising employee awareness of food choices and improving internal understanding of the use of ingredients in meals and snacks. The company will also work with suppliers and customers to encourage them to incorporate such practices into their own operations.

The pledge is part of Nestlé's broader commitment to achieving net greenhouse gas emissions from farm to fork by 2050.

Groups serving 940 million meals a year have already joined this initiative, including BASF, Bloomberg, Cambridge University, City of Milan, Harvard University, IKEA, Seattle Children's Hospital and World Bank.

Preliminary data suggests that if the current signatories of the pledge collectively achieve the goal of 25% reduction by 2030, they will avoid more than 1 million tonnes of CO2e in food-related greenhouse gas emissions annually, the equivalent of shutting down more than 230,000 cars.

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