Nestle identified greenhouse gases (GHGs) as a critical and emerging sustainability issue along its agricultural commodity supply chains. Nestle hired CEA to review the company’s current efforts to reduce GHGs, analyze the GHG management activities of its main competitors, and develop a set of recommendations to reduce and better manage its GHG emissions along its supply chain.

Recommendations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout a supply chain

CEA led a two-month project to develop strong greenhouse gas traceability and management protocols and embed them into Nestle’s Responsible Sourcing program. At the highest level, CEA’s recommendations centered on:

  • Measuring and setting targets
  • Strengthening responsible sourcing guidelines
  • Incorporating climate adaptation into sourcing policies
  • Continuing to innovate and collaborate

CEA also recommended Nestle increasingly require its suppliers to report, manage, and reduce GHG emissions require and climate smart agriculture programs at the farm level.