KitKat® Vegan

The carbon footprint reduction achieved by our plant-based Vegan KitKat® is a step in our KitKat® journey to neutrality.
It is a small step, but every step counts.

VEGAN KITKAT® PLANT-BASED CHOCOLATE

Made using a rice-based milk alternative, the smooth chocolate paired with signature wafer is just as delicious as the iconic KitKat® you know and love.
Find out more about the ingredients and detailed nutritional information.

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HOW CAN A VEGAN KITKAT® BAR DELIVER A 18% LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT THAN A STANDARD KITKAT® MILK CHOCOLATE BAR?

To make your break even better, the Vegan KitKat® bar has, in its full lifecycle, a carbon footprint 18% lower than the standard KitKat® milk chocolate bar.*
This is thanks to adapting the recipe to include plant-based ingredients.
It’s a small step but every step counts…

*Full life cycle means from farm to consumer, up to the disposal of the packaging.

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CARBON REDUCTION BREAKDOWN

Vegan KitKat® bar delivers 18% less carbon footprint than a standard KitKat® milk chocolate bar.
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Dairy
Dairy
We replaced dairy ingredients with plant-based ingredients. This makes a significant impact on the Vegan KitKat® bar’s carbon footprint.
Cocoa
Cocoa
We increased the cocoa ingredients in the Vegan KitKat® bar to ensure the delicious taste.
Transport
Transport
We removed all dairy ingredients to be certified Vegan, but to ensure the great taste we replaced them with new ingredients like rice syrup and more cocoa content that require additional transport adding slightly more carbon impact.

OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION IS INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED BY TRUSTED PARTNERS

We haven’t measured the carbon reduction alone. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of your Vegan KitKat® bar was completed internally and the critical review (ISO14040-2006) was conducted by the sustainability consultancy, Quantis. using the best available data. Then the Carbon Trust certified the carbon footprint reduction comparing your standard KitKat® milk chocolate bar with your Vegan KitKat® bar.
They delivered the “Carbon Reduction Certificate” to confirm that a Vegan KitKat® bar has a 18% lower carbon footprint than a standard KitKat® milk chocolate bar.
This is just the beginning of our journey to carbon neutrality. We’re aiming to continue our reduction journey, monitoring our carbon footprint with the support of trusted partners.

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KITKAT® IS AIMING TO REACH CARBON NEUTRALITY BY 2025

We’re working hard each day to make your break even better. KitKat® is aiming to become carbon neutral by 2025. It’s definitely a challenging journey, but we’re putting all our efforts into steadily reducing our carbon footprint.

These reductions will mainly stem from initiatives such as:

AGROFORESTRY

Which consists of planting forest and fruit trees on cocoa farms aimed at building climate resilience and sequestering carbon. It also offers cocoa farming families the possibility to generate alternative sources of income.
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SPEEDING UP THE TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY

By continuing to find sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. We aim to power our factories with renewable electricity by 2025.
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WORKING WITH UK DAIRY FARMERS

Who supply the majority of milk for KitKat® in the UK to halve the emissions of their farms by 2026 through improving soil health (thereby capturing more carbon from the atmosphere), rotational grazing, planting diverse cover crops and focusing on homegrown grass based feed.
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CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE NESTLE COCOA PLAN

and work with the Rainforest Alliance to certify our cocoa. We are working to make our cocoa supply chain deforestation-free by 2025 through, among other activities forest conservation, forest restoration and agroforestry.
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Frequent Questions

About our Vegan KitKat® Carbon reduction journey: