To help address the global challenge of climate change, we are working hard to become a net-zero company by 2050, at the latest. We've set challenging targets to reduce emissions and advance the shift to regenerative food systems. To be a force for good, we continue striving for bold ambition and, importantly, action on climate change.
We need collaboration more than ever at all levels — from governments, companies, and individuals. No organisation or individual has all the answers. That is why Nestlé will be present at COP26 in Glasgow to advocate, communicate, and hear others' expectations of us in addressing our impact. We hope a global deal in Glasgow will set out a clear path forward for humanity to limit global warming to no more than 1.5-degrees, delivering a better future for generations to come.
Stefano Agostini, CEO at Nestlé UK and Ireland, said "At Nestlé, we are proud of the work we are doing so far, are looking forward to what is ahead and are pleased to be taking part in this important event. This is a significant moment in time, one I hope we as a society can all look back on with pride knowing we set out the necessary steps to tackle climate change and protect people and planet. All eyes will be on Glasgow."
As the world’s largest food and beverage company, we have a responsibility and clear role to play to reduce our impact on the environment. Attending COP is an important opportunity to listen to and engage with civil society, communities and policy makers to better understand their expectations of Nestlé and talk about our efforts to help address climate change. It will provide the chance to make new connections and explore ways of accelerating progress.
Nestlé employees are taking part in sessions during COP to highlight key topics and focus areas, as well as sharing the steps we have taken so far to reach net zero by 2050 and halve our emissions by 2030. These include igniting a major change towards regenerative agricultural practices, transforming our product portfolio and packaging, and cleaning up our logistics and operations to use entirely renewable energy.
We want to encourage, inspire and support policy makers and other stakeholders in reaching an ambitious agreement in Glasgow.