By 2020 Nespresso commits toreduce its carbon footprint by up to28%
What have we achieved so far
Between 2009 and 2013 we reduced the carbon footprint of each cup of Nespresso coffee by 22%. One of the measures included improving the energy efficiency of our machines
Since 2009, all Nespresso consumer machine ranges have been equipped with an automatic power-off function or an automatic stand-by mode. At farm level we piloted the Rainforest Alliance climate module.
What will we do
The effects of climate change and the degradation of natural ecosystems are threatening coffee farms and the long-term cultivation, harvest and supply of high quality coffees. Nespresso is therefore committed to improving its environmental performance by reducing our overall carbon footprint via Insetting by up to 28%.
Moreover, we plan to increase the resilience of coffee farms against the effects of climate change and strengthen the natural balance of their ecosystems.
How will we do it
We have initiated an agroforestry program together with Pur Projet & Rainforest Alliance, in addition to our AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program in 2014. To tackle the negative effects of climate change and increase coffee farm productivity we plant different trees in coffee growing regions.
Until today, 3,5 million trees had been planted. To understand our environmental performance we use a life cycle assessment performed by Quantis, one of the leading independent environmental consultancies. Based on this assessment we develop strategies to further reduce our carbon footprint..
Aluminium can be recycled infinitely
Portioned coffee systems can minimize waste
Sustainable transport all the way
Our agroforestry program strengthens coffee farms'climate resilience
For a holistic view of the ecobalance of a cup of coffee, a look at the entire value chain is necessary. The life cycle assessment of the ecobalance of a cup of coffee reveals that most emissions are generated in coffee cultivation and in the preparation of coffee. Packaging comes in third place.
Portioned coffee may have a smaller environmental impact than other brewing methods, since systems for portioned coffees use only the exact amount of coffee, water and energy that is required to prepare a perfect cup of coffee, minimizing food waste and reducing the carbon footprint.