The Shift helps members to make use of the global framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to map their societal ambitions.
13. Climate action
By signing the COP21 engagement letter, we commit to take voluntary action to reduce environmental and carbon footprints. We implement this by setting targets to reduce our current own GHG emissions and/or energy consumption, while also collaborating in supply chains and at sectorial levels. We agree on the need for inspirational and meaningful global action and aligned messaging. We will act as ambassadors for climate action, focusing on solutions and economic opportunities. We will help raise public awareness. We will actively manage climate risks and incorporate them in decision making — not least to realize growth opportunities. We will take steps to implement effective strategies to strengthen not only our companies’ but also societal resilience.
3. Good health
Nestlé BE enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. Promoting healthy diets and lifestyles, including physical activity. Reducing sodium (salt), sugar, saturated fats in our products and removing trans fats. Delivering nutrition information and advices on all our labels. Providing portion guidance for consumers Ensuring responsible marketing to children (Belgian Pledge) Market breast-milk substitute responsibly Promote hydration though our WET Academy
8. Decent work and economic growth
Thanks to its Youth Employment Initiative Nestlé BE has pledged to help at least 20,000 people across Europe under the age of 30 find employment between 2013 & 2016, by offering jobs and creating thousands of apprentice positions and traineeships With the initiative :"Alliance for YOUth", Nestlé is committed to offering a substantial number of young people the opportunity to learn and to develop within our company and help them to improve their employability.
12. Responsible consumption and production
Through our “Zero waste commitment” we are committed to eliminate waste at every level of our operations. In our Nestlé Waters factory in Etalle, we have reduced the generated waste for disposal by 100% through recycling and energy recovery. In this factory, our consumption of water, energy, waste and our greenhouse gas emissions are monitored monthly thanks to s to our own reporting tool which is aligned with international standards of GRI 3.1.
17. Partnerships for the goals
Nestlé BE created the "Alliance for YOUth" as to mobilize companies who are determined to play a positive role in getting the young people into work. This initiative aims to harness young people ‘s dynamism so that they can look, with confidence, to a brighter future. The 12 members of the Alliance for YOUth in Belgium committed to provide more than 4000 job opportunities between 2013 & 2016. Nestlé BE and PepsiCo have also created a partnership as to proactively consolidate, balance and synchronize the part loads of Nestlé and PepsiCo into Full Truck Loads, generating this way significant important CO2 reductions.
13. Climate action
Globally at Nestlé BE, reducing air emissions and adapting to climate change are integrated into our risk management processes. We continue to improve efficiency and productivity, saving energy,switching to cleaner fuels and utilizing sustainably managed renewable energy sources. - Reduction of 4772 kg waste atbetween 2014 and 2015. The next step is to improve the waste sorting ratio by 10% in 2017 - Nestlé in Belgium will reduce the average greenhouse gas emissions of its company cars through a 3 years-mobility plan running from 2015-2017. - We implemented a car-pooling solution in our mobility plan - Since 2015, every delivery of Nespresso’s order to B2B & B2C customers are made by bike by BubblePost in Brussels, Gent, Kortrijk, Sint-Niklaas and Antwerp.
8. Decent work and economic growth
By our commitment to the Charter ‘Decent Work for All, we recognize the unique skills and talent every person can offer, regardless their gender, age, sexual orientation, cultural or social background, disability, or personal situation. We acknowledge that all actors from different sectors –private, social, public -need to join forces to integrate unemployed people in the labour market and address the obstacles to professional integration. We want to build well-connected ecosystems in which we collaborate to increase social impact. We express our commitment towards Decent work for all, including inclusive recruiting, and we will act in accordance of the charter. This means to us, as an actor of private sector, striving actively to create decent and sustainable jobs in an inclusive work environment, to reflect the diversity of our society in the workforce and to embed “Decent work for all” in the company culture. As one with all actors, we will define and communicate a target and action plan for inclusive recruiting to reflect the diversity of society in the workforce. We will leverage the organization’s resources to have an impact on decent work for all (internships, expertise, volunteering, lobbying, funding). We will contact other organizations to create or join the ecosystem to reach the target for inclusive workforce (recruiting and retention). We will share best practices with other organizations to inforce the ecosystem for decent work. We will report on results and lessons learned to decision makers in the companies and our country.