The NESCAFÉ Plan for responsible production
The production of coffee affects the environment and the society. Our goal is to leave the lowest environmental footprint while Creating Shared Value for society.
Like agriculture and consumption, the production of coffee affects the environment and the society. Our goal is to leave the lowest environmental footprint while Creating Shared Value for society.
In terms of the manufacturing process, we strive to reduce water and energy consumption and lower emissions of greenhouse gases. We’re using more recycled materials, reducing the weight of our packaging and using spent coffee grounds as fuel instead of disposing of the waste as landfill.
As part of the NESCAFÉ plan we are investing funds into our factories to
• reduce energy use by 20 percent per tonne produced by 2020
• reduce waste use by 30 percent per tonne by 2020
• use spent coffee grounds as fuel in all factories
The location of our production facilities is also important. 55% of NESCAFÉ is manufactured in factories in the developing countries. This helps local workers acquire new skills and higher income, is an incentive for the development of local suppliers and entrepreneurs, and raises environmental standards.