Since 2003, Nespresso has been committed to sustainability and the environment.
Nespresso is committed to ensuring that by 2022, every cup of Nespresso coffee served to both private and business customers is CO2-neutral. This ambitious goal follows over ten years of work in which Nespresso has reduced its CO2 emissions and offset its residual emissions through agroforestry.
Contrary to popular belief, the Nespresso portioned coffee system is a sustainable way of drinking coffee, because no resources are wasted in preparing your cup. The volume of water, coffee and energy required are precisely measured and, thanks to the aluminium capsule shell, no outer packaging needs to be added to preserve the quality of the coffee.
Nespresso's commitment is paying off: between 2009 and 2013, the carbon footprint of each cup of coffee was reduced by 20%. We are working to reduce it by a further 10% in Switzerland by 2020. More than ever, enjoying your coffee means being responsible.Find out more
The future is rooted in trees
Planting trees in and around coffee plantations is a simple idea that has a significant impact. In collaboration with the NGO PUR Projet, Nespresso is focusing on agroforestry to preserve ecosystems, promote biodiversity, consolidate soils in coffee-growing areas, offset emissions from coffee farming and increase farm resilience to global warming. Since 2014, we’ve planted over 4.5 million trees in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Nicaragua and Uganda.
"Investment in the reforestation of agricultural regions not only restores natural ecosystems, but also ultimately improves productivity, farmers' yields, and coffee quality."
Tristan Lecomte, founder of the PUR Projet
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