Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Every cup of Nespresso will be carbon neutral by 2020, Nestlé pledges

Nestlé has pledged that every cup of Nespresso coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022.

The pledge builds on a decade of work in which the company has slashed its carbon emissions and compensated the remainder through agroforestry

“I truly believe that both our business and the coffee industry can be a force for good in the world by tackling this pressing issue,” said Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso.

Having already achieved carbon neutrality in its business operations since 2017, the company’s new commitment will tackle emissions that occur in its supply chain and product life cycle.

Nespresso will achieve carbon neutrality through the following initiatives: the reduction of carbon emission; the planting of trees in and around coffee farms where it sources its coffee; and through support and investment in high quality offsetting projects.

This carbon neutral commitment is part of a broader sustainability ambition: to preserve exceptional coffees, build a resilient and regenerative coffee agriculture system, drive sustainable livelihoods for farmers and build a circular business.

“Climate change is happening now, which means that we must all take responsibility and action, quickly,” said George Clooney, Nespresso Global Brand Ambassador and member of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board.

“It’s clear that Nespresso understands this urgency and is putting our planet and people front and centre of the choices it makes.

“These ambitions and vision build on a commitment to sustainability that I have been privileged to have been involved in over the last seven years. I’ve seen how far we’ve come in that time, and I’m excited to see the good that Nespresso can deliver in the next 10 years.”

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