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Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day, also known as “International Mother Earth Day” around the world, takes place every year on April 22. This annual event demonstrates support for environmental protection.

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day, also known as “International Mother Earth Day” around the world, takes place every year on April 22. This annual event demonstrates support for environmental protection.

 

The History of Earth Day

The first Earth Day celebration officially took place in 1970 and now includes a wide range of events celebrated by approximately 1 billion people in over 190 countries.  

The idea for Earth Day was proposed by Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin who was concerned about the deteriorating environment in the United States after witnessing a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969.  The first Earth Day was focused primarily on impacts in the United States. In 1990, the National Coordinator Denis Hayes, took it international and organized events across 141 nations.  

 

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Nestlé Canada Sustainability Highlights

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We aim to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050, even as our company grows.
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Nestlé globally is committed to making 100% of our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
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In 2021, all SMARTIES packaging removed plastic from its portfolio and fully transitioned to sustainably sourced paper.
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All the cocoa used in our NESQUIK Chocolate syrups and powders is 100% Sustainably sourced cocoa and Rainforest Alliance certified.
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NESCAFÉ has one of the most sustainable coffee plans in the world. We have invested $475 million to-date in activities that we believe are essential to making coffee more sustainable.

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“As the world’s largest producer of food and beverage, our vision is a future where none of our products end up in nature, and where the products that Canadians know and love, contribute to a healthy future for the generations to come. With our global footprint and vast supply chains, we understand the severity of climate change and we have made significant commitments and investments in climate initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint.”   - John Carmichael, CEO

Sustainability FAQs

NESCAFÉ CUP OF RESPECT

This program illustrates how our coffee is grown, made and packaged in a way that respects the environment and the people who farm the coffee beans. Our hope is that when you learn what we are doing around the world, you will see how it will impact the future of coffee. NESCAFE is on a mission to have 100% sustainability sourced coffee by 2025.  

Learn how a cup of Nescafé impacts the future of coffee

While we source our cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, many of our products are made right here in Canada. We put tremendous effort into ensuring they’re made using quality ingredients sourced in a responsible way. 

Learn about our commitment to sustainable cocoa farming practices