|Brand Ratings -> Candy Maker -> Nestle|
Greenopia Environment Achievement:
Nestle has great environmental reporting, tracking all significant metrics and outlining some clear goals for the future. Although Nestle has improved sourcing on some of its products, chocolate is not really one of them. Nestle does not own any chocolate plantations, but it still has the ability to source ethically grown chocolate. Nestle has lightweighted its packaging to make it greener and is in the process of developing bioplastics for its products. Nestle has worked to streamline its transportation infrastructure to be as efficient as possible. Nestle gets about 12% of its energy from renewable sources. Also, the KitKat bar in the UK is now fair trade certified.
Nestle’s biggest impediment is the sourcing of its candy items. While it has taken some steps to address its coffee sourcing, it does not utilize a significant amount of ethically sourced chocolate as of this time in the US. We would like to see Nestle offer a fair trade line or at least begin to source some sustainable chocolate like Cadbury is doing. We would also like to see more on the green building design front. Even Hershey’s has a LEED Certified facility and Nestle should follow suit. We would also like to see the appearance of an organic product line as well as Hershey’s has done.
Nestle is light green in many regards but needs to step up the sourcing to be truly worthy of being called green.