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Nestlé today announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Ahead of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this month, Nestlé will sign the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge.
With this announcement Nestlé is accelerating its climate change efforts. This builds on a decade of work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past four years, Nestlé has aligned its objectives with science-based targets to keep the temperature increase below 2°C. The company is determined to play a leading role in tackling climate change. Over the next two years, it will lay out a time-bound plan including interim targets consistent with the 1.5°C path. Nestlé will review its progress annually to ensure it is on track.
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Nestlé’s Quality Street has been given a fresh new look as the first tubs and tins of 2019 hit supermarket shelves.
The vibrant redesign takes its cue from the famous multi-coloured foils and twist wraps of the classic Quality Street assortment and features an explosion of colour adorning the traditional purple background.
Then, once the lid is off, Quality Street lovers will find a delicious new sweet in the selection; the limited edition Chocolate Caramel Brownie.
Quality Street, at 83 years old, was the number one Christmas confectionery brand for 2018 and its popularity shows no sign of waning as the brand gears up for a new season. The Quality Street range has also been given a revamp and shoppers have a number of options including a wide ranging choice of sizes and formats on sale in the run up to Christmas.
There is a 650g tub and a 1kg tin available across most major retailers while a special 800g gold tin is exclusively available at Tesco and 2kg tins are being stocked by Costco.
If you have been on Twitter recently, you might have noticed something curious, a little Nescafé Azera mug has made its way onto your tweets.
The emoji, which is activated when you type ‘#StayCurious’ on Twitter, was created by Nhoon Ahmed, Community Manager for Nestlé. She worked in partnership with Twitter to create the hashtag #StayCurious to generate coffee conversations and encourage everyone to “stay curious”.
The #StayCurious emoji is part of Nescafé Azera’s ‘Stay Curious’ campaign, which is all about helping and encouraging people to spark their curiosity – with coffee and beyond.
Nestlé UK have raised almost £375,000 in their three-year partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.
This total figure is the accumulation of many bake sales, Mighty Hikes, cycle rides, marathons, coffee mornings and charity balls, and the efforts of many Nestlé employees in the UK.
Working with Macmillan, this money has helped to provide physical, emotional and financial support to those living with cancer and their families.
For example, the amount raised by Nestlé UK employees could fund an astonishing 12,931 Macmillan nursing hours, or it could help run a large Macmillan information and support centre for 3.5 years! These are just two examples of the impact £375,000 could have on the lives of people living with cancer.
George Michell, Partnership Officer at Macmillan, said: “Thank you all for your commitment to funding our vital services over the last three years - we are so grateful. Our services rely on the amazing support of people like you, so your fundraising has helped us to be right there for more people living with cancer.”
The team at Nestlé’s Fawdon factory has created a one-time only pack of Grapefruit flavour Fruit Pastilles in honour of Sir Ian McKellen’s 80th birthday.
Sir Ian was treated to a special tour of the factory site where he learned all about his favourite childhood sweet.
The tour started by highlighting the manufacturing processes behind Fruit Pastilles and conversations were had around some of Fawdon’s sustainability initiatives, something that Sir Ian is extremely passionate about. Sir Ian then shared some of his memories of the Fruit Pastilles brand while he was growing up. He recalled how, following the end of rationing in 1956, he would join his father at a local barbers to get his hands on some secret Fruit Pastilles being smuggled to customers.
Meg Miller, Brand Manager of Polo and Rowntree’s said: “It was a pleasure to have Sir Ian with us for the day. The team were touched to see the nostalgia and love he has for Fruit Pastilles and I am delighted that we could share some of the magic behind how we make his favourite sweet.”