Nestlé Finland producers trained in regenerative agriculture
NESTLÈ FINLAND’S COMMITMENT
Finland’s Nestlé joins the Carbon Action platform and starts training its farmers in Finland in regenerative agriculture. The purpose is also to spread the knowledge from Finland to other countries where Nestlé operates.
Commitment made in 2021
2021 – 2023
As part of the ambitious goal to halve Nestlé’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050, Nestlé has committed to source 20% of critical ingredients globally through regenerative agricultural methods by 2025 and 50% by 2030.
In Finland, the focus will be on the raw materials farmed in Finland, which are used in our local factories for food production.
For this reason, Nestlé Finland gives a Baltic Sea Commitment to BSAG.
Finland is one of the pioneers in regenerative agriculture.
Nestlé Finland trains identified Finnish farmers in Nestlé’s value chain for regenerative farming practices by 2023. The raw materials will be used for producing baby food under the Piltti brand in the Turku factory.
To reach this target, Nestlé Finland encourages the farmers to attend the E-college in regenerative farming and organises, in collaboration with BSAG, information meetings and intensive training for farmers. The trainings strive to ensure that the farmers can implement regenerative farming practices on their farm.
Berner agrees to develop their Farmer’s Berner product portfolio during the commitment period by supporting cultivation methods that promote soil health and carbon sequestration.
Nestlé Finland aims to train its Nordic employees about the principles of regenerative farming practices. Nestlé encourages the key employees closest to farming to attend the E-college on regenerative farming.
Nestlé Finland examines the possibilities of using the learnings of regenerative farming in product development.
Nestlé Finland spreads the learnings from the Carbon Action platform within the Nestlé Group to examine, for example, how to incorporate regenerative farming principles into purchasing criteria.
Nestlé Finland communicates about the Carbon Action project to consumers, farmers and other stakeholders through its general communication channels, such as its website, social media, press releases, newsletters and reports.
Nestlé Finland joins the Carbon Action company platform and commits to working actively with BSAG, researchers and other relevant stakeholders.
Implementing the Baltic Sea Commitment will be followed up through regular meetings between Nestlé Finland and BSAG and as part of Nestlé Finland’s sustainability reporting.
The ‘Piltti’ baby foods will be the first to be produced regeneratively in the Nordic countries. The change is part of Nestlé’s promise to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Ulla Luhtasela, Nordic Sustainability Manager, Nestlé