Nestlé to plant 10 million trees in Australia by 2025
Nestlé has announced that it aims to plant 10 million trees in Australia by 2025 in partnership with Greening Australia, Canopy and One Tree Planted.
The ambitious project is part of Nestlé’s Global Reforestation Program, which aims to plant and grow 200 million trees globally by 2030 as part of the company’s efforts to achieve net zero emissions.
Establishing the 10 million trees, a biodiverse mix of native species, will sequester an estimated 2.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over a 25-year carbon crediting period. According to Nestlé, averaged over the project lifetime, this is equivalent to fuel emissions from more than 25,000 cars each year.
The partnership between Nestlé, Greening Australia, Canopy and One Tree Planted will ensure that the trees are monitored across 28 years as they mature, delivering long-term environmental and economic benefits.
“Partnerships like this one are critical if we are to meet the environmental challenges we face head on, with the necessary speed and scale to make real change. Greening Australia and Canopy are proud to be Nestlé’s chosen reforestation partners in Australia as they work towards their net zero ambitions at a local and global scale,” says Greening Australia CEO and Canopy Chair Brendan Foran.
Working in collaboration with local landholders and communities, the 10 million trees will restore local biodiversity, improve water quality, and enhance degraded soils. Trees will be planted in locations linked to regional areas where Nestlé sources its raw materials and will be registered by Greening Australia’s environmental markets business, Canopy, for carbon credits with Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator.
“We’re proud to partner with a team of local experts and thrilled that Australia will be part of Nestlé’s global reforestation project,” says Nestlé Oceania CEO Sandra Martinez.
For more information, visit the Nestlé website.
Source: Bean Scene Mag