Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned premium coffee. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 64 countries and has more than 12,000 employees. In 2015, it operated a global retail network of over 450 exclusive boutiques. For more information, visit the Nestlé Nespresso corporate website: www.nestle-nespresso.com.
The Nespresso 2020 sustainability strategy, entitled The Positive Cup, is designed to further the company’s strategy to mitigate its impacts and create positive outcomes for the business, society and the environment through innovative programs and partnerships. Building upon the significant steps that the company has already taken over the last twelve years to improve farmer welfare and drive environmental sustainability in coffee sourcing and consumption, it sets ambitious goals in the areas of coffee sourcing and social welfare; aluminium sourcing, use and disposal; and resilience to climate change.
The Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, launched in 2003 in collaboration with the NGO The Rainforest Alliance, empowers coffee farmers by investing in community infrastructures, paying cash premiums for superior coffee and best agricultural practices, and providing farmers with training, financing and technical assistance to continuously improve quality, sustainability and productivity – the three pillars represented by the “triple As” in the program’s name. This approach drives improvements in social, environmental and economic conditions for coffee farmers and farming communities.