Nestlé Vietnam conferred Vietnam Environment Awards

17:28 | 29/12/2020
Swiss-backed nutrition firm Nestlé Vietnam was just lauded by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for its excellent contributions to environmental protection in 2017-2019 at the Vietnam Environment Awards ceremony held in Hanoi on December 26.
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Binu Jacob, CEO of Nestlé Vietnam, introducing Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan the uses of used milk cartons

This year the Ministry (MoNRE) received a total of 230 registrations from 166 organisations, 63 individuals, and one community.

The awards ceremony was graced by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, head of the Central Committee of Ideology Vo Van Thuong, Deputy Head of the Central Committee of Ideology and Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, and leaders from different ministers and sectors.

Nestlé Vietnam was awarded by the MoNRE for its achievements in the “research and application of science and technology progress to environment protection” in the six award categories.

With its practical actions and relentless efforts, Nestlé Vietnam has played a role in realising the Vietnamese government's target of cutting plastic waste reaching the ocean by 75 per cent by 2030.

In Vietnam, Nestlé has realised its sustainable investment commitments at its all factories, setting an example for environmental protection, sustainable development, and pioneering the application of ecofriendly technologies.

With a total investment value surpassing $600 million, Nestlé Vietnam has made it onto the list of 30 best performing businesses in the country winning the Ministry of Finance’s certificates for making the largest tax contributions.

All the company factories in Vietnam have reached the target of not discharging waste into the environment from 2017.

In addition, the company has employed cutting-edge technologies into food production and processing, and renewable energy usage. It is also the co-founder of Vietnam Recycling and Packaging Organization (PRO Vietnam) and took part in the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a MoNRE initiative.

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Nestlé MILO showing primary school students ways to recycle milk cartons

From October to December 2020, its brand Nestlé MILO and Nestlé Vietnam have accompanied numerous partners to launch the “Green journey – Recycling milk cartons” contest at nearly 400 kindergartens and primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City, guiding and encouraging students to collect and recycle milk cartons with four simple steps. The contest has attracted about 280,000 students.

Nestlé Vietnam also took the lead in Vietnam in using biodegradable paper straws for its MILO breakfast and Nesvita product lineups, helping to reduce the use of 24 million plastic straws, equal to more than 10 tonnes of plastic per year.

With its practical actions and relentless efforts, Nestlé Vietnam has played a role in realising the Vietnamese government's target of cutting plastic waste reaching the ocean by 75 per cent by 2030.

“Nestlé Vietnam always considers sustainable development the core of all our business activities. We are strongly committed to realising the targets for a sustainable environment,” said Todd Yates, the company’s technical director.

“In the forthcoming time, the company will continue accelerating efforts towards building a circular economy as well as strengthening the public-private partnership model for the success of sustainable development goals.”

By Anh Duc

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