Today (Thursday 22nd April 2021) is Earth Day. First held in 1970, Earth Day continues to grow as a worldwide phenomenon focused on promoting clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for people and wildlife alike. It now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by earthday.org with 1 billion people participating in more than 193 countries.
In America, President Joe Biden is hosting the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, today and tomorrow (22nd – 23rd April), to galvanize efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis. The Leaders Summit on Climate is set to underscore the urgency – and the economic benefits – of stronger climate action. It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow.
In the UK, on Tuesday 20th April, the UK government set itself a tough new climate target, pledging to cut carbon emissions by more than three-quarters of its 1990 levels by 2035, while closing a loophole that had left much of the pollution from airplanes and ships out of the tally. The goal was purposefully announced ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s virtual Leaders Summit.
At Nestlé, on Wednesday 21st April, KitKat announced it will be joining Nestlé’s list of brands going carbon neutral. As part of Nestlé’s bigger plan to reach net-zero by 2050, its KitKat brand is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2025. This will be achieved by reducing emissions generated through the sourcing of its ingredients, manufacturing of the products and its distribution.
Today, on Earth Day 2021, Nestlé in the UK & Ireland is hosting a virtual event - available to its 8,000 employees – specifically on the theme of Climate Change. The event will see One World hosts Daisy Thompson and Louise Burn facilitate presentations led by key internal experts.
The topics to be covered include:
- Farming – understanding what regenerative agriculture is, and how Nestlé is working closely with wheat and dairy farmers in the UK;
- Operations & Logistics – looking at how Nestlé is changing its operations including greener transport;
- Brands & Marketing – delving into the importance of a universal mindset shift, and how working with industry partners enables sustainable practices across the board – from concept to announcement and marketing. The speaker will be using an example of how we are advertising more sustainably.
To view/read more about the Nestlé Net Zero Roadmap click here.
Hosted by One World.