To reduce energy usage across the Nestle Blacktown manufacturing site
Nestlé Oceania has a program of technical initiatives in place but also wanted to see if employee behavioural change could assist further in beating their energy reduction target of 3%.
With the support of NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change, the Nestlé Blacktown team piloted the GreenLight program which included:
- Creating a volunteer Green Team consisting of management and employees
- Research on employee opinions and perceptions
- Collection of energy saving ideas from front line production people, which identified non-technical initiatives that were added to their strategy over 12 months
Nestlé Oceania met their reduction target of 3%. Nestlé Blacktown plant achieved an energy reduction of 2.1% per tonne of product and the focus on the plant electricity reduction saw a reduction of 8.6% in gross electricity use. The main point of difference being the GreenLight Program.