In early 2013, Nestlé’s Jacksonville environmental network set a goal to have their factory achieve zero waste to landfill by the end of that year. The network worked with representatives from all four beverage factories – Jacksonville, IL, Freehold, NJ, Waverly, IA, and Anderson, IN – and formed the Nestlé Beverage Environmental Network. As a divisional network they worked collectively on solutions to achieve zero landfill status at all four factories.
The projects pursued by the team resulted in:
1,029 tons of waste diverted from landfill per year; and
$900,000 in annual savings from energy efficient upgrades.
The team also successfully engaged employees at the facility. Half of the efficient installations originated as ideas from factory floor staff.