NESTLÉ – REGENERATIVELY GROWN VEGETABLES FOR BABY FOOD
Baltic Sea Commitment, Carbon Action
Nestlé Finland is working with BSAG to provide training in regenerative farming for the producers of ingredients for its Piltti and Puljonki products.
The first regeneratively grown baby food in the Nordic countries
Finnish potatoes, carrots and onions are used to make Piltti baby food in Turku and in the manufacture of Puljonki sauces and broths in Juuka. In the future, these vegetables will be cultivated in accordance with the principles of regenerative farming.
Thanks to regenerative farming, soil health is improving and necessary nutrients remain available to vegetables and do not end up eutrophicating the Baltic Sea. Carbon is being sequestered in the soil and the soil’s biodiversity is also increasing – which all helps to mitigate climate change.
Piltti will be the first Nordic baby food whose ingredients are grown in a way that renews the vitality of the soil.
An example for Nestlé’s other countries
As part of its Baltic Sea Commitment, Nestlé plans to train its own personnel in regenerative farming and to utilise this new knowledge in its product development. Nestlé also intends to share the lessons it has learned via the Carbon Action platform with its other operating countries.
Towards net-zero emissions
The transition to regenerative farming is an important stage in Nestlé’s journey towards net-zero emissions in accordance with the UN’s Science Based Target initiative. Nestlé is committed to sourcing a fifth of its key ingredients through regenerative farming methods by 2025. By 2030, half of all ingredients should be regeneratively grown.
Nestlé’s collaboration with BSAG began in 2021 and included a significant donation to the foundation’s Baltic Sea action. Regenerative farming is part of Nestlé’s promise to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.
Collaborating with BSAG gives us the chance to get involved with pioneering work in regenerative agriculture on a practical level. Cooperation with farmers, researchers and policymakers is vital for combating climate change.Ulla Luhtasela, Nordic Sustainability Manager, Nestlé