Nestlé’s Global Reforestation Program

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Planting 200 million trees to help restore the sourcing landscapes we source from by 2030

Restoring & Growing
This pledge will take place from
2021 to 2030
Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and more

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Pledge overview

Under the Nestlé Global Reforestation Program, projects will be developed as part of an insetting portfolio of projects that together will aim to provide benefits for nature, climate and people:
- Direct benefits to Nestlé supply chain farmers and landscapes through reforestation and restoration
- Ecological outcomes for regional biodiversity, wildlife and water quality
- Emission removals: aim to achieve a total removal of 2.0 million tCO2eq per year until 2030, as estimated based on the current pipeline of projects, using an ex-ante calculation methodology for indicative purposes.

Our Global Reforestation Program is part our of our Forest Positive strategy launched in June 2021. Our Forest Positive strategy will help to contribute to regenerative and equitable agricultural systems that help conserve and restore the world’s forests and natural ecosystems while promoting sustainable livelihoods and respecting human rights.

Our strategy is composed of three pillars:
1) Achieving and maintaining deforestation-free supply chains (building on our decade long experience).
2) Taking proactive action within our supply chains to help keep forests standing and restore degraded forests and natural ecosystems while respecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. This includes our Global Reforestation Program.
3) Forest Positive engagement at scale to help transform the key landscapes we source from for the future.

By the end of 2021, we will publish the operational plan for the Nestlé Forest Positive Strategy. To guide this effort, we have formed an external advisory council composed of independent experts from civil society, academia and technical organizations.

Actions in this pledge

  • Restoring and growing trees and forest landscapes

    Supporting actions
    Assisted natural regeneration
    Actions that support natural regeneration without tree planting, such as Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, forest soil remediation, exotic species control, disease prevention, and wildfire protection
    Re-establishment of forest through planting and/or deliberate seeding on land classified as forest, that has been degraded or where trees are unlikely to regenerate naturally
    Activities that establish and manage the integration of trees into agricultural landscapes, silvopastoral systems, farming in forests and along forest margins and tree-crop production
    Mangrove restoration
    Establishment or enhancement of mangroves along coastal areas and in estuaries
    Watershed protection and erosion control
    Establishment and enhancement of forests on very steep sloping land, along water courses, in areas that naturally flood and around critical water bodies
    Other restoration and tree growing activities
    Peatland restoration – restoration of degraded peat
    Additional details

    The process we follow is to find, activate and implement reforestation projects, in line with our commitment to plant 200 million trees by 2030.

    Years 1-2:
    - Global feasibility study to identify best insetting opportunities
    - Launch 5-10 large scale projects
    - Internal development of supporting documentation i.e. technical guidance for market led projects; monitoring framework and tools
    - Project implementation

    Years 3-9:
    - Ongoing project implementation

    Restoring & Growing

    200 million

Carbon benefits

2 million tonnes CO2e per year until 2030

Our ecologically and socially responsible approach

Projects under our Global Reforestation Program will follow the below key carbon principles, and will follow best practice in terms of accounting and reporting standards:
• Additionality
• Real and Measurable (independently verified, consistent)
• Permanence
• No Double Counting
• Legal and Carbon Right
• Stakeholder Consultation and Consent
• Eligibility
• No Harm / Additional Co-benefits

Our partners

Key global implementing partners include: One Tree Planted, Pur Projet, South Pole, Earthworm Foundation, Biodiverse Carbon, NatureCo.

Our locations

We are working at locations across Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Philippines.

We are currently working at locations in Brazil, Malaysia, and Mexico. We will work on additional projects in different countries in the upcoming years.

Our implementation progress

Pledge implementation progress reporting is managed in collaboration with IUCN’s Restoration Barometer, and is required annually from the year following pledge publication.