Nespresso to make all products carbon neutral by 2022


Tuesday, 22 September, 2020


Nespresso to make all products carbon neutral by 2022

Nespresso aims to make every cup of Nespresso coffee, both for at home and for professional customers, carbon neutral by 2022.

The company achieved carbon neutrality in its business operations (scopes 1 and 2) in 2017 and is now aiming to tackle emissions that occur in its supply chain and product life cycle (scope 3).

Nespresso aims to achieve carbon neutrality through the following initiatives:

  • Decarbonise the value chain through two initiatives — driving towards 100% renewable energy in all Nespresso boutiques and increasing the use of biogas within the manufacturing process; expanded circularity of products and packaging. This will include increasing the use of recycled plastic within Nespresso machines, as well as of recycled and low-carbon virgin aluminium within coffee capsules.
  • Planting trees in coffee farms and the surrounding landscapes — Using trees to sequester carbon from the atmosphere, while investing in nature and building a regenerative agricultural system. Planting trees provides the shade needed to improve the quality and quantity of a coffee harvest. The roots also help protect against soil erosion and landslides and promote soil regeneration. With its partner Pur Projet, Nespresso will triple its insetting in coffee-producing countries such as Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Costa Rica.
  • Accelerate to make an immediate positive impact (offsetting initiatives) — invest in projects to support forest conservation and restoration as well as implement clean energy solutions within farming communities.

Nespresso Oceania Managing Director Jean-Marc Dragoli said, in additional news for Australia, Nespresso’s coffee capsules are made using 80% recycled aluminium.

“It means Nespresso customers are the only coffee drinkers in Australia who can recycle their aluminium capsules through Nespresso’s own dedicated recycling program; enjoy coffee from capsules made from recycled aluminium; and know their coffee has been sustainably sourced from our 110,000+ farmers who are certified AAA as part of our partnership with Rainforest Alliance,” Dragoli said.

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