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Nespresso is on track with its Ecolaboration™ sustainability commitments

Go back to list Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Jul 4, 2011

Nestlé Nespresso SA today reported strong progress towards its 2013 commitments for Ecolaboration™, the company’s sustainability development platform. Nespresso is honouring the commitment it made in 2009 to report back on progress when it launched Ecolaboration™ to incorporate sustainability across its entire value chain.

Sustainable Quality™ coffee sourcing
is one of the three key Ecolaboration™

“Two years after launching Ecolaboration™, we have made concrete, measurable progress towards the commitments we had made for coffee production, capsule recycling and carbon reduction,” said Richard Girardot, CEO of Nestlé Nespresso SA. “Even more important than the progress we’ve achieved towards our targets is how embedded sustainability has truly become into the way we are doing business,” said Mr Girardot. “For Nespresso, creating sustainable business success means developing a sustainability approach that fits with our unique business model and supports our strategy to create sustainable business growth.”



Tangible, measurable progress

  • In 2010, Nespresso sourced 60% of its green coffee from its unique AAA Sustainable Quality ™ Program. The company is on track with its commitment to source 80% of its coffee from the program, including Rainforest Alliance certification, by 2013.
  • By the end of 2010, Nespresso had increased to 60% its capacity to recycle used capsules by putting in place collection systems. Therefore, Nespresso will reach its 2013 commitment of 75% capacity two years early.
  • By the end of 2010, the company had reduced by 11% the carbon footprint required for producing each cup of Nespresso coffee, compared to 2009, and against a carbon reduction target of 20% by 2013.

“The progress we’ve made reflects the passion and commitment of our employees and our Ecolaboration™ partners,” said Guillaume Le Cunff, International Marketing and Strategy Director at Nestlé Nespresso SA. “We’ve learned that pursuing our targets enables us to be a catalyst for greater impact and better outcomes for everyone in the value chain, from the farmers to the consumers.”


Continuing journey

For Nespresso, the sustainability journey is never over. “Our targets are milestones on our journey, not the destination itself. With the insights gained with our Ecolaboration™ partners, we will continue to work on improving quality and sustainability. Our progress so far confirms our conviction that sustainability is the foundation on which to build the future of our company,” said Mr Girardot. To provide an update on its sustainability journey, Nespresso today published its Ecolaboration™ Progress Report.  

Contact information:

H-Joachim Richter
Corporate Communications Director
T +41 21 796 96 20
Julian Liew
Corporate PR and Public Affairs Manager
T +41 21 796 97 42

About Nestlé Nespresso SA
Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and market leader in highest-quality portioned premium coffee. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso has a presence in more than 50 countries and 5500 employees. In 2010, it operated a global retail network of 215 exclusive boutiques. Nespresso achieved global 2010 sales of CHF 3.22 billion and organic growth of more than 20%.  

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