Nestlé releases sustainability report

Nestlé Professional recently released its latest sustainability trends report, in association with Footprint Intelligence. The 2021 Footprint Sustainability Index in association with Nestlé Professional identifies top trends and opportunities to help foodservice leaders build their businesses, develop a responsive strategy, benchmark good practice and identify issues.

The report is broken down into six key areas for a greener foodservice sector, including: Clients and consumers; Sustainable diets; Waste; Energy, emissions, natural resources; and Employees, health and wellbeing.

Each section includes a deep dive into factors driving trends, as well as how businesses can adapt. For example, Sustainable diets calls upon industry leaders to be bold about meat reduction and champion plant-based alternatives, at the same time as supporting government anti-obesity measures and tackling food inequality. Highlights include advice on how to introduce plant-based options, as well as practical tips to help businesses get ahead of anti-obesity guidelines. 

The report comprises in-depth interviews and a detailed survey, with input from foodservice experts and sector thought leaders who have helped to set out the key sustainability trends for the future.

Katya Simmons, managing director of Nestlé Professional UK&I, said: “One of the biggest takeaways from this report is the need for continued collaboration in order to create a greater impact on sustainability goals.

“At Nestlé Professional, sustainability is a long-term journey of continuous improvement towards transformation. It forms part of our everyday endeavours as we look to not only respond to new trends but also drive them, because we recognise the need for both incremental and more radical action to achieve the scale of change necessary.”

To download a full copy of the report, visit