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Thursday, September 17 2020 - 17:43
Every cup of Nespresso coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept 17 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Nespresso has been carbon neutral across its business operations since 2017 
and now commits to achieving full carbon neutrality across its supply chain and 
product life cycle

    Nespresso today commits that every cup of Nespresso coffee, both for 
at-home and for professional customers, will be carbon neutral by 2022. This 
new ambition builds on more than 10 years of work during which Nespresso has 
reduced its carbon emissions and compensated the remainder through 

     "Climate change is a reality and our future depends on going further and 
faster on our sustainability commitments. That is why we are accelerating our 
commitments to offer our consumers a way to drink a carbon neutral cup of 
coffee by 2022. A coffee, made from the finest and rarest beans, sustainably 
sourced. I truly believe that both our business and the coffee industry can be 
a force for good in the world by tackling this pressing issue," said Guillaume 
Le Cunff, CEO of Nespresso.

    Having already achieved carbon neutrality in its business operations 
(scopes 1 & 2) since 2017, the company's new commitment will tackle emissions 
that occur in its supply chain and product life cycle (scope 3). 

    Nespresso will achieve carbon neutrality through the following initiatives: 
the reduction of carbon emission; the planting of trees in and around coffee 
farms where Nespresso sources its coffee  (insetting); and through support and 
investment in high quality offsetting projects.

    1.  Carbon emission reduction: A crucial element of Nespresso's vision is 
to decarbonize its value chain. Immediate initiatives include:

    - Sustainable energy usage within Nespresso's operations: Driving towards 
100% renewable energy in all Nespresso boutiques and increasing the use of 
biogas within the manufacturing process.
    - Expanded circularity of Nespresso products and packaging: Increasing the 
use of recycled plastic within Nespresso machines, as well as of recycled and 
low carbon virgin aluminium within coffee capsules. 

    2.  Planting trees in coffee farms and the surrounding landscapes 
(insetting): Trees are the best way to capture 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 
the capacity of planting trees (with insetting) in coffee producing countries 
such as Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Costa Rica.
    3.  Accelerate to make an immediate positive impact (offsetting 
initiatives): Nespresso will also invest in projects to support forest 
conservation and restoration as well as implement clean energy solutions within 
farming communities.

    This carbon neutral commitment is part of a broader sustainability ambition 
that will be further communicated later this year: to preserve exceptional 
coffees, build a resilient and regenerative coffee agriculture system, drive 
sustainable livelihoods for farmers and build a circular business. 


    The 2022 carbon neutrality roadmap has been endorsed by the Nespresso 
Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB) members. 

    "Climate change is happening now, which means that we must all take 
responsibility and action, quickly," said George Clooney, actor, Nespresso 
Global Brand Ambassador and member of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory 
Board. "It's clear that Nespresso understands this urgency and is putting our 
planet and people front and center of the choices it makes. These ambitions and 
vision build on a commitment to sustainability that I have been privileged to 
have been involved in over the last seven years. I've seen how far we've come 
in that time, and I'm excited to see the good that Nespresso can deliver in the 
next 10 years."


   "The pressure is on for all businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and 
Nespresso is clearly showing a strong will to tackle its own carbon emissions 
via this ambitious and qualitative carbon neutral program. While we all search 
for the technical innovations that will reduce carbon, it is urgent that 
businesses invest as well in the sequestration of their emissions to balance 
their books as quickly as possible," said Tristan Lecomte, Founder, Pur Projet, 
member of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board. "We've been proud to 
support Nespresso in doing this, planting millions of trees across the globe 
within coffee regions in Colombia, Guatemala and Ethiopia to take carbon 
dioxide out of the air since 2014. We will continue working together and triple 
the capacity of the carbon insetting program and regenerating the ecosystems we 
all depend upon." 


    About Nestlé Nespresso
    Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality 
portioned coffee.  The company works with more than 110,000 farmers in 14 
countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program to embed sustainability 
practices on farms and the surrounding landscapes. Launched in 2003 in 
collaboration with the NGO The Rainforest Alliance, the program helps to 
improve the yield and quality of harvests, ensuring a sustainable supply of 
high-quality coffee and improving livelihoods of farmers and their communities. 

    Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 84 countries 
and has 14,250 employees. In 2019, it operated a global retail network of 810 
boutiques. The brand currently has more than 100,000 points to collect its used 
capsules globally, enabling 91% of its consumers to recycle. For more 
information, visit the Nespresso corporate website 

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