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Nestlé Australia powered by 100% renewable electricity

CWP Sapphire Wind Farm


Building on a decade of action, we aim to halve our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. 

One of our key milestones on the road to 2050 is to source 100% renewable electricity across our sites by 2025 – and we’re proud that we have achieved this across our sites in Australia, well ahead of our global target. 

Favourite Aussie brands including KitKat, Milo, Allen’s, Nescafé, Uncle Tobys and Purina pet food are now made at factories where 100% of the electricity is sourced from wind power.

In 2021, we entered a 10-year agreement with Squadron Energy to make our first renewable power purchase agreement (PPA), bringing us one step closer to reducing our net emissions. 

Power generated from Squadron Energy Crudine Ridge and Sapphire wind farms in NSW will cover the electricity needs of all our sites in Australia, which includes six factories, two distribution centres, three corporate offices, 22 retail boutiques, and laboratory. This is the equivalent of powering approximately 18,785i New South Wales households per year.

Since making the switch Nestlé has already saved more than 90,000ii tonnes of carbon emissions in Australia, with more to come.

So how does it work?
Under the PPA – or power purchase agreement – we will pay Squadron Energy to generate enough renewable electricity to cover our expected needs in Australia for the next ten years. We also receive large-scale generation certificates that acknowledge this purchase and demonstrate that our electricity comes from renewable energy sources.

The road to net zero
We are exploring every aspect of our business to find ways we can achieve net zero, and have published a time-bound plan to achieve this – Nestlé’s Net Zero Roadmap.

iBased on the median average for New South Wales energy consumption, Residential energy consumption benchmarks pg. 24, 2020

iiEmission reductions calculated using National Greenhouse Accounts Factor, Australian National Greenhouse Accounts August 2021, Table 5; figure excludes the volume accounted for in the purchasing of LGCs in line with renewable power percentage

Last updated Jan 2024