At Nespresso, we believe that quality and sustainability go hand in hand. We have therefore launched our own coffee sourcing program that is based on both sustainability – considering social, environmental and ecological aspects – and quality. We have established long-term direct relationships with the 75,000 farmers participating in the program. We therefore know exactly where our coffees come from and can provide our customers the high quality coffees that they expect from us.
Many positive aspects – such as farmer’s cooperatives, proximity to ultimate buyers and a fair price policy – are part of our program.
Nespresso also collaborates directly with Fairtrade International. In order to enhance the social security for coffee farmers we have initiated the AAA Farmer Future Program in close collaboration with Fairtrade International, the Colombian government and local coffee cooperatives. As a first step we have created a pension fund for farmers in Colombia in order to better protect them from the risks in the coffee growing sector.