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To ensure continuous improvement of the Ecolaboration™ program, Nespresso works with a number of academic and non-profit organisations to research and develop innovative solutions for sustainability and creating shared value.



  • INCAE research on Real Farmer Income™

    INCAE, the leading business school in Latin America, has been working with Nespresso for several years to better understand the economic impact of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program on coffee growers.

  • AAA Program progress in Central America

    Research from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, showed that farms on the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program that improved sustainability and productivity also increased their incomes.

  • Monitoring the sustainability performance of the AAA Program

    According to a sustainability index, farmers in the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program in Colombia have improved their overall social, environmental and economic performance. Since 2009, Nespresso AAA farms have enjoyed 22.6% better social conditions, 52% better environmental conditions, and 41% better economic conditions than comparable farms.


    • New use of technology solutions for recycling

      In France, Nespresso co- founded the Club du Recyclage des Emballages Légers en Aluminium et Acier (or CELAA – Club for Aluminium and Steel Light Packaging) in 2009. As part of CELAA, Nespresso is implementing new technology solutions to recycle small-scale aluminium packaging, including used capsules.


      • Eco-monitoring with IUCN

        We are investing in a solid, integrated and long-term measuring and reporting program for our sustainability performance, particularly in the coffee countries of origin. This includes a new eco-monitoring project with International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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