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Doing Better by the Environment
1. How can the removal of the inner plastic sleeve from Kit Kat Bumper packs be seen as a move towards sustainability?
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Because they also have responsibility towards the environment which can able to face future needs. To encourage this type of behavior of business, many treaties are made.
Many important treaties are made to rise up the matter and make it practicable to the whole world. That is why these types of business treaties are made. On the other hand, todayâ€™s world is dependable on the business. Therefore, business must have concern about the environment and its future development. Like Rio and Kyoto treaties, business world needs to know their duties towards the environment. Sometimes business needs to build up some technologies which is against the environmentâ€™s health. These treaties remind them about their illegal work. Also it motivates people to research more before start any business and emphasize more on the safe and healthy environment. Moreover, it helps to create skilled business environment. Overall it can be said, all the treaties are needed to shape a business world along with a safe environment.
3. Give one other example of how NestlÃ© has developed business practice in line with Agenda 21â€™s seven point plan for business.
Nestle has developed its business practice in line with Agenda 21â€™s seven point plan. They have done more works according to the Agenda 21. One example is increase research and development of environmentally sound technologies and environmentally management systems.
For important product or process innovation and renovation, NestlÃ©'s research and development centers prepare an environmental impact study. This covers significant aspects in the product life cycle, from the sourcing of raw materials, through processing, to the packaged consumer product and the end-life of the packaging material. This study is carefully evaluated, in conjunction with detailed information on the potential manufacturing site, to ensure that new projects meet NestlÃ©'s environmental standards. As an example, significant progress has been made in recent years in energy and water intensive blanching and cooking operations. At the end of these processes water must be removed which resulted in wasted energy and raw materials â€” vegetables or pasta for example.
Now water is replaced by steam at low pressure. As a result, water consumption was reduced by 80% and product losses during cooking were more than halved. This means lower costs for energy and for wastewater treatment, while at the same time increasing the product yield by 6%. In another example, extraction residues from the production of chicory-based instant drinks, which were expensive to dispose of, have been turned into a valuable animal feed ingredient. A recent processing improvement for French fries showed product quality can be significantly improved while also saving energy. That is how; Nestle is working to increase research and development of environmentally sound...