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Ecolaboration™ two years on


Tangible, measurable progress towards anchoring sustainability in its operations

At the end of June 2011, two years after launching Ecolaboration™ , Nespresso reported tangible, measurable progress towards anchoring sustainability in its entire value chain.

When Nespresso launched Ecolaboration™ in 2009, it set three sustainability commitments: coffee sourcing, capsule recycling and carbon reduction.


Coffee sourcing

  • 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.

Capsule recycling

  • By the end of 2010, Nespresso had increased to 60% its capacity to collect used capsules for recycling through an extensive network of 7 000 collection points. Nespresso will reach its 2013 commitment of 75% capacity two years early.

Carbon reduction

  • By the end of 2010, the company had reduced by 11% the carbon footprint per cup of Nespresso coffee, compared to 2009. The target is a 20% reduction by 2013


Sustainability as a foundation for the future

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 Richard Girardot, CEO of Nestlé Nespresso SA.

For more information about the Nespresso progress towards its Ecolaboration™ commitments, download the full mid-term progress report.