Food and drink giant Nestle has announced that it is introducing its plant-based brand Harvest Gourmet in China and investing in renewable energy.
According to the company’s press release, the plant-based range includes burgers, sausages, nuggets, and mince, as well as alternatives to meals such as kung pao chicken, braised meatballs, pork belly, and spicy wok.
The new range will be produced in Tianjin, China in a new facility that is already fully operational and the first plant-based production site in Asia.
“We see China leading the trend towards a new generation of plant-based food in Asia, as people look for options that are good for them and good for the planet”, said Rashid Qureshi, CEO of Nestle Greater China Region.
Nestle has also recently announced that it is redoubling efforts to combat climate change, investing on regenerative agriculture and renewable energy.
The company has made its largest direct investment by capacity in a renewable energy project by investing in Taygete I, a 2000-acre solar project owned and developed by 7X Energy in Texas, United States.
Nestle plans to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050.
Source: Nestle Press Release