MILAN – Lavazza has released its global 2019 Sustainability Report “A Goal in Every Cup” outlining key achievements, goals and results. The social responsibility has been rooted in the corporate culture of Lavazza since the brand was founded in 1895.
Lavazza has published an annual Sustainability Report every year since 2014 to showcase its new achievements in sustainable development.
As a world-renowned leader in the coffee industry, the Italian coffee giant commits to not only operating responsibly in all aspects of business, but also contributing to the sustainable development goals that are related to environmental sustainability worldwide – especially caring about the communities where coffee beans are grown.
In the past one year, Lavazza has realized 100% of electricity for Italian, French and Canadian plants from renewable source. At the same time, Nuvola, Group’s headquarters in Turin, Italy, also reduced its power consumption by 8% compared to 2018 thanks to the innovative energy management model.
Lavazza has carried out a variety of measures to combat climate change including extensive reforestation projects. In 2019, there were 29,000 trees planted in Ethiopia, more than one-million coffee trees planted in Colombia and 36,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest conserved and reforested in Peru.
Furthermore, in order to raise awareness of environmental sustainability among its employees, Lavazza has provided the Corporate Carpooling Program, which promotes sustainable mobility for home-to-work journeys by encouraging the sharing of vehicles among colleagues in a more efficient way, thus reducing emissions.
This program has helped save 4,423 kg of CO₂ and reduce indirect emissions by 30% in a year.
Lavazza has also invited a large number of graduates to join the company – cementing its leading position in the industry as a brand with strong social responsibility, innovative workplaces and sense of employee care.
This led to Lavazza being awarded Italy’s Top Employer in 2019.
The report can be downloaded at this link.