Nestlé powers PKR 2 billion renewable energy investment in Pakistan

Nestlé reaffirms its commitment to Pakistan’s vision for renewable energy with investment of PKR 2 billion in renewable power and sustainability initiatives.

In a first, Nestlé Pakistan inaugurated a 2.5-megawatt solar power plant completed with an investment of PKR 480 million at its Kabirwala Factory that aims to reduce 1,800 tCO2e of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

Nestlé Pakistan’s PKR 2 billion investments include two biomass boilers and additional solar power plants at its other manufacturing sites in Pakistan. It is part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with a special focus on renewable energy in line with its 2050 Net Zero commitments, as well as Pakistan government’s UN climate change pledge.

Inaugurating the facility, Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan Georg Steiner said, “Nestlé Pakistan’s continuous investment and presence in Pakistan for 35 years, shows its confidence in the country, and this solar power plant is a testament to its commitment to create shared value for the people Pakistan for a cleaner environment. This solar power plant is exactly what can help the Pakistan government achieve its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) commitment to have 60% Renewable Energy by 2030.”

Jason Avanceña, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Pakistan, said “As we celebrate 35 years of operations in Pakistan, we are committed to be a force for good throughout our value chain for the future of the country by boosting investment in renewable energy and sustainability initiatives.”

We are continuing to accelerate the use of renewable energy and this inauguration today is part of our larger renewable energy strategy along with our future plans to introduce biomass boilers and a similar solar plant soon at our Sheikhupura Factory and other manufacturing sites,” Avanceña added.

Nestlé announced its commitment to reduce its emissions by 20% (versus a 2018 baseline) by 2025, halve them by 2030 and reach Net Zero by 2050 in line with UN SDGs 13 and 15.


Having completed 35 years of operations in Pakistan, Nestlé is also committed to the economic growth by enhancing exports to USD 18 million in 20 countries for earning foreign revenues. Nestlé Pakistan has also further strengthened its localization journey, moving to over 90% of raw and packaging requirements locally in 2023 while strengthening local industry.

Nestlé Pakistan with its four manufacturing sites across the country and a wide range of foods and beverages, are helping bring tasty and balanced diets for millions of Pakistanis. The Company served 2.49 billion fortified servings of value-added nutritious products last year alone across all occasions and life stages.

KASHMIR GETAWAY Cycling Amongst the Clouds

Zaigham Imtiaz founded the Cycling & Adventure Club Pakistan to share his love of the outdoors with like-minded individuals. With over 7000 members currently, the group has become a hub for those passionate about recreational cycling, recognising not just its health benefits but also its positive impact on the environment. From exploring city streets to biking on mountain slopes, the club prides itself on organising trips that showcase the best that our country has to offer. This summer, 45 of its members went off to Kashmir to escape the scorching heat of the plains and Zaigham gives us the lowdown on the how, why and what of it all.

What is the Cycling & Adventure Club Pakistan

Cycling was a regular part of my childhood, and after my retirement from the armed forces, I rediscovered my love for it. Not satisfied with cycling only on city roads, I began to explore more options and that is when I decided to form my independent club, aptly naming it Cycling & Adventure Club Pakistan. We offer not just cycling trips but also trekking, camping and paragliding opportunities.

With over 7000 members, the group endeavours to provide equal opportunities to everyone, irrespective of age and gender. I believe nature is to be enjoyed by everyone

In between rides, we also believe in giving back to local communities and have started organising medical camps in some parts of the north, such as Kaghan and Tangir Valley in Gilgit Baltistan.

The Benefits of A Cycling Club

The health benefits of cycling are enormous — it’s a great way to control blood sugar levels , hypertension and weight. Just as important is the social aspect — one gets to meet like-minded people, form meaningful connections and bond over the beauty of nature. Lastly, cycling as part of a group enhances the safety factor.

Kashmir for the Weekend

The Cycling & Adventure Club Pakistan recently organised a weekend trip to Kashmir. The group consisted of 45 men, women and children, ranging in ages from 4 to 65 years old. CACP planned and facilitated the logistics and arrangements and everyone paid for themselves.

We based ourselves in Muzaffarabad and hired a truck to take our bikes up to Pir Chinasi Top. Located at a height of 9,500 ft above sea level, Pir Chinasi provides panoramic views of the entire valley and is an excellent site for trekking. We spent Day 1 of our trip trekking here, enjoying the cool mountain breeze after the relentless heat 12 of the plains. Once at the top, we found ourselves above the clouds — it’s hard to describe in words how spectacular that was. On Day 2, we did an equally enjoyable downhill cycle ride of about 23 kms. There were some steep gradients but overall it was a smooth ride that even beginners enjoyed.

Where to Stay

We booked rooms at an army mess in Muzaffarabad, which were very comfortable and clean, with beautiful grounds and good food. We had some of our meals at the Neelam View Hotel on the riverside and I would definitely recommend it.

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