Joined The Climate Pledge
on April 20, 2021.
Known for its coffee expertise from bean to capsule to cup, Nespresso takes immense pride in prioritizing responsible and sustainable practices throughout its value chain while maintaining the strictest of quality standards in the products and services it provides its customers. Every cup of coffee has a carbon footprint, resulting from all the activities undertaken across its lifecycle—from farm to end-of-life. Since 2009, Nespresso’s climate roadmap has focused on developing solutions that decrease the greenhouse gas emissions of specific activities within this lifecycle. Its target has been those activities responsible for major impacts—both within and outside of its direct control. From machine energy efficiencies to renewable energy, sustainable farming practices to recycling, these efforts have led to the reduction of the carbon footprint of a Nespresso cup of coffee. In September 2020, Nespresso announced an important milestone for its climate journey: every cup of Nespresso coffee, both at-home and professional, will be carbon neutral by 2022. This commitment builds on the company’s continuous actions in reducing emissions per cup, which has resulted in a 24% reduction versus a 2009 life cycle assessment study. In terms of electricity, renewable sources account for 100% of the electricity used in Nespresso’s factories.