- Through the Do-Gooder Design Challenge, Nestle Purina PetCare Company's Yesterday's News® brand cat litter is challenging four leading green designers to 'Do Good' by transforming recycled newspaper into fashion-forward designs to benefit green charities. Yesterday's News is an eco-friendly cat litter made from recycled materials including paper and sawdust.
- Nestle's Purina PetCare Company created the 'Together We Can' recycling campaign aimed at raising awareness around the recyclability of pet food cans.
- Nestle Waters North America is conducting a number of programs to educate and encourage their 8,045 employees and families to recycle, such as:
- Providing each employee a t-shirt made out of recycled bottles that carries a recycle message and encourages them to be advocates for recycling;
- Launching a calendar contest for employees' children to submit artwork explaining why they recycle. Calendars will be available for employees at the end of the year;
- Collaborating with ProjectWET to create a book on recycling that will be sent to all employees by Earth Day;
- Developing a portal where employees can learn more ways to recycle at home, at work and on-the-go;
- Donating any profits from the Nestle Waters North America Greenwich cafeteria on Earth Day to the Greenwich Tree Conservancy to help replace at least one of the 700 trees lost during the recent storms.
In the United States we do a lot for the environment every day. A few examples include:
- Majority of Nestle plants in the United States are ISO 14001 certified, an internationally-recognized set of standards for environmental management systems. We not only instituted strong and progressive environmental programs, we opened up our factories to outside auditors to prove it!
- Ten new U.S. factories have received LEED certification. LEED stands for 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.' Certification is issued by the U.S. Green Building Council when you prove this is sustainable construction. It shows we make serious investments today that will reap environmental benefits forever.
- Over the past five years, Nestle Waters North America reduced water consumption in its factories to where production of our product takes less water than any other packaged beverage.
- Nestle Purina PetCare Company is the first U.S. manufacturer to use renewable solar energy for the production of pet food.
- The best way to reduce packaging waste is to reduce packaging. Nestle Waters North America's recyclable Eco-Shape .5 -liter bottle contains 35 percent less plastic than the same size bottle produced four years ago.
- Nestle Waters North America is investing in hybrid delivery trucks that are expected to deliver a 25 percent improvement in fuel economy.
- In Solon, OH, approximately 80 percent of Nestle USA's Prepared Foods factory's energy boiler needs are met with methane gas emissions from a landfill, greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Through the HAAGEN-DAZS Loves Honey Bees(TM) campaign, Haagen-Dazs has donated $620,000 to researchers at Penn State and the University of California, Davis to help discover why honey bees are dying off across North America. Please visit HelpTheHoneyBees.com for more information.
About Nestle in the United States Nestle in the United States consists of five main businesses: Nestle USA, Nestle Waters North America, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Nestle Nutrition and Nestle Professional. Together, these companies operate in more than 120 locations in 47 states and employ over 44,000 people. It is Nestle S.A.'s largest market with combined product sales in the United States totaling more than $28 billion in 2009. Committed to becoming the very best Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, Nestle in the United States sells some of the world's best-known brands and products seen every day, and that families have come to enjoy and rely on for years. Key brands include LEAN CUISINE, NESTLE TOLL HOUSE, POWERBAR, NESTLE PURE LIFE, POLAND SPRING, GERBER, and PURINA ONE. To learn more about Nestle, including its commitment to the environment, please visit: CreatingSharedValue.org, NestleNutrition.com, NestleUSA.com, NestleWatersNorthAmerica.com, Purina.com and NestleProfessional.com.