A partnership for more sustainable aluminium production
There are many different players involved in the mining, refining, retrieval and recycling of aluminium. As part of AluCycle™ Nespresso launched a new initiative to bring these players together to improve the sustainability of aluminium and therefore of Nespresso capsules.
Going beyond our commitment to increase the collection of used capsules for recycling, we are also committed to finding more sustainable ways to source the aluminium used in our capsules. We may be a small player in the aluminium industry, but we have taken a pioneering role. With the support of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other partners like Rio Tinto Alcan, we are working to promote a standard for more sustainable aluminium sourcing through the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The mission of the ASI, launched in 2012, is to foster greater sustainability and transparency throughout the aluminium industry, by establishing and promoting responsible leading practices in governance, as well as environmental and social performance.