Nestlé has announced a series of new initiatives in the Guhe Subdistrict of Laixi, a county-level city in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong province. These include the establishment of a product innovation centre for the development of Nescafé ready-to-drink coffee, liquid dairy, and other liquid products.
It also mentioned the expansion of its production capacity and further promotion of sustainable development, covering its main businesses of coffee, dairy products, and infant supplement food.
On April 27, Nestlé, the Laixi Government, and Laixi Guhe Subdistrict Office jointly hosted the signing ceremony of new investment projects in the Guhe Subdistrict of Laixi, a county-level city in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong province.
This marks another major project in Laixi for this Fortune Global 500 company after 25 years.
The Laixi Government says the new project has settled in Laixi for its optimised business environment and efficient government services. Several rounds of talks were held by local governments to facilitate the successful landing of the new projects.
“We want to show Nestlé China’s headquarters in Beijing our sincerity in making partnership and the bright future of cooperation between the two sides,” says Xu Donghui, Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Guhe Subdistrict, Laixi City.
As one of the first companies in China to announce a net zero carbon roadmap, Nestlé is actively engaged in processes to address climate change with its partners in Laixi as its business continues to grow, committing to net zero emissions by 2050.
Nestlé Qingdao has been working to reduce carbon emissions and water consumption, saving a total of 600,300 tonnes of tap water by the end of 2020.
In the future, Nestlé will continue to work with farmers, industry partners, government and consumers in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve a more sustainable development of higher quality for the region.