Championing Our Planet

Companies Leading the Charge on World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day. This day focusing on the environment was established by the UN in 1973 and aims to bring awareness and inspire action on certain environmental issues. This year’s theme "Our Land, Our Future. We are #GenerationRestoration" focuses on restoring land, fighting against desertification and the negative impacts of drought. In honor of #GenerationRestoration, today we are highlighting companies who are combating land degradation:


Nestlé’s Forest Positive strategy is a part of their Net Zero Roadmap and includes “mitigating deforestation risks, helping to conserve and restore forests and landscapes, and respecting community and land rights.” Part of the company’s strategy is their Global Reforestation Program which aims to grow 200 million trees by 2030. Additionally, in 2023, 93.4% of Nestlé’s primary supply chains for meat, palm oil, pulp and paper, soy, sugar, cocoa and coffee were deforestation-free.


Pepsi acknowledges that its success is linked to the well-being of the Earth, motivating the adoption of their Positive Agriculture initiative. This endeavor is part of the pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) movement and is designed to support a food system that is both sustainable and beneficial for humanity and the environment. Positive Agriculture focuses on “building soil health and fertility, reducing and sequestering carbon emissions, improving watershed health, protecting and enhancing biodiversity, and improving farmer livelihoods.” By 2030, the company plans to sustainably source 100% of their key ingredients.


Walmart has communicated their ambition to become a regenerative company. Specifically, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation set the goal “to help protect, more sustainably manage, or restore at least 50 million acres of land and 1 million square miles of ocean by 2030.” As part of their strategy, Walmart will work towards sustainable sourcing and production practices for commodities such as beef, soy, coffee, paper and tuna. Additionally, the company will advocate for and invest in areas that can inspire change, such as public policy, measurement tools and certification programs.