To work towards its vision of a waste-free future, Nestlé Nigeria takes necessary actions
to promote behavioral changes, and to build a circular ecosystem in waste management,
starting from the company’s employees and extending to the communities closest to its
operations and to a wider audience across Nigeria.
With a strong commitment to help protect, renew and restore the environment, the
company is implementing many initiatives promoting Environmental Sustainability.
In 2022, Nestlé Nigeria launched her employee plastics collection scheme which inspires
staff to protect the environment and combat plastic pollution by inculcating the habit of
sorting wastes at source and recycling for sustainable environmental management.
Through the scheme, employees return all plastic materials, not limited to the company’s
brands, and earn points culminating in exciting rewards and management recognitions.
Over the years, the company has partnered with the Lagos Business School
Sustainability Centre on the “Advancing Nutrition, Health and Environmental Awareness
through the Media” training which equips journalists to effectively communicate and
educate the Nigerian populace on global best practices and lifestyle choices that impact
everyday living and carry out fact-based reporting on nutrition, health, wellness, the
environment, climate change, and corporate sustainability practices.
Nestlé has also extended her education campaign to the younger generations through the
Sustainability Training for Kids which enables children imbibe a sustainability mindset
from an early age, thereby preparing them to become better stewards of the planet. The
training implemented in collaboration with the International Climate Change
Development Initiative (ICCDI), furnishes children with information on waste
management, introduces them to the conversion of waste to useful items, and
encourages them to adopt positive behavioral changes to enhance environmental
sustainability. The children are also taught sorting of waste at source with the donation of
segregated bins to participating schools.