Our target is to source 20% of our key ingredients through regenerative agriculture by 2025, and 50% by 2030. That's more than 14 million tonnes of ingredients that support regenerative practices.
Nearly two-thirds of Nestlé's total greenhouse gas emissions come from outside our direct operations, particularly from land use change and agriculture. That's why regenerative agriculture is a focal point of our path to reach net-zero emissions.
Regenerative agriculture is a farming system that aims to conserve and restore farmland and its ecosystem. It aims to maintain, sustain, improve and restore what has been degraded over the past. The outcomes of regenerative agriculture form the foundation of sustainable food production.
We will work with our food system partners, including our network of more than 500,000 farmers and 150,000 suppliers, to advance regenerative farming practices.
We will help farmers adopt such practices by:
- applying the latest science and technology, and providing technical assistance
- offering investment support
- paying premiums for regenerative agriculture goods
The transition to farming practices that prioritize ecosystems and regenerate our land depends upon farmers. A just transition in this field means that farmers do not bear the weight and cost of this transition alone. As part of this journey, we will initiate new programs to help address the social and economic challenges of the transition.
We will implement new living income programs for farmers in our value chain. Later this year, we will unveil plans for our coffee and cocoa supply chains.
Find out more about the most important regenerative farming practices that we want to promote. They include, among others, enhancement of biodiversity, soil conservation, regeneration of water cycles and integration of livestock.