Nestlé’s growing demand for milk is a massive problem for our planet, because more cows means more climate-damaging methane pollution.
Now Danone – the world's largest yoghurt maker – has adopted a specific target to cut methane.
If Danone can do it, why not Nestlé too?
Public pressure helped get Nestle to make its current “net zero” climate plan. But the fact is, Nestlé only cut greenhouse gas emissions by a measly 1% in the last five years.
Danone’s move on methane gives us a golden opportunity to push for more from Nestlé. When we’ve got 100,000 signatures, we’ll run ads with our partners in key media, and deliver our message right to Nestlé’s headquarters:
Sign the petition: tell Nestlé to cut methane pollution.
Nestlé tells shoppers and investors that it has a “net zero future for dairy farming” vision. But experts at Changing Markets and Mighty Earth have sifted through Nestlé’s climate plan, and say it’s not nearly good enough.
In particular, Nestle’s failure to target methane emissions specifically, and its overall lack of transparency and reporting, means that Nestlé’s emissions do not align with UN guidance on net-zero commitments.
Methane is a nasty greenhouse gas, with a different warming effect for around 12 years before it begins to break down into carbon that can be absorbed. During these 12 years, methane produced by cattle is extremely potent – about 80 times more so than carbon dioxide over a 20-year timeframe.
Nestlé is more likely to move now that Danone has adopted a specific target to cut methane pollution. All that’s missing now is public pressure!
Tell Nestlé to come clean about its climate-damaging methane pollution, and adopt a specific reduction target.
People who contributed least to the climate crisis are already facing its deadly impacts.
Nestlé isn’t responsible for all of that, of course, but as one of the largest global food companies with huge emissions, it has to change, and take responsibility for its climate impact.
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