Grassroots Carbon, a leading organization specializing in carbon removals in U.S. grasslands, is teaming up with Nestlé, a global leader in nutrition, health, and wellness, to support regenerative land management practices and reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Nestlé’s U.S. supply chain.
The collaboration between these two industry leaders marks a crucial recognition of the pivotal role that agriculture, particularly livestock production, plays in shaping our ecosystem and its subsequent impact on climate change. Grassroots Carbon is at the forefront of working with ranchers to measure and certify carbon storage, as well as monitor and measure carbon levels in their soil. By joining forces with Nestlé, the partnership aims to go even further by measuring and certifying additional carbon sequestered over 15 years. This approach allows Nestlé’s investment to help cover the expenses that ranchers incur while implementing regenerative land practices, thereby incentivizing and accelerating the adoption of sustainable methods.
Regenerative land management practices, such as rotational grazing, cover cropping, and holistic range management, have proven highly effective in restoring soil and food system health, enhancing biodiversity, and sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. By integrating these practices into the beef supply chain, Grassroots Carbon and Nestlé envision making a significant positive impact on the environment while also supporting the livelihoods of local land stewards.
The partnership aligns seamlessly with Nestlé’s ongoing commitment to working collaboratively with suppliers and stakeholders to decarbonize and drive positive change throughout its value chain. By engaging in sustainable initiatives like this one, Nestlé reinforces its dedication to environmental responsibility and social sustainability.
Henk Mooiweer, Co-Founder of Grassroots Carbon, emphasized the importance of such partnerships in the sustainability movement: “Building a sustainable future takes everyone. Partnerships with leaders in the sustainability movement like Nestlé are crucial to our shared mission of combating climate change. Through the investment into carbon removals, we can help ranchers across the U.S. restore grasslands.”
Grassroots Carbon is a public benefit company deeply committed to promoting sustainable grazing and regenerative land management practices that improve soil and ecosystem health. The organization focuses on carbon sequestration and collaborates with ranchers to measure and certify carbon storage, while also connecting them with corporate partners who share their environmental vision.
The partnership between Grassroots Carbon and Nestlé is a powerful testament to the potential impact that private-sector collaborations can have on addressing global challenges like climate change. By supporting regenerative practices and investing in carbon removals, these two industry leaders are driving positive change and setting an example for others to follow. The collaboration between Grassroots Carbon and Nestlé marks a significant milestone in the fight against climate change and the promotion of sustainable agriculture. By embracing regenerative land management practices and investing in carbon removals, the partnership aims to make a tangible difference in enhancing soil health, reducing carbon emissions, and supporting local communities. With their shared vision and dedication to environmental sustainability, Grassroots Carbon and Nestlé exemplify how private sector initiatives can play a vital role in building a greener and more resilient future for all.
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