Nespresso's commitment to sustainability - Noel Leeming
Nespresso's commitment to sustainability - Noel Leeming

About the Positive Cup

The Positive Cup is an ambitious set of commitments that Nespresso launched in 2014. These commitments aim to make every cup of Nespresso a positive cup by 2020. Building on major progress under the Ecolaboration™ vision, The Positive Cup focuses on improving farmer welfare and driving environmental sustainability in coffee sourcing and consumption.

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About the Positive Cup

The Positive Cup is an ambitious set of commitments that Nespresso launched in 2014. These commitments aim to make every cup of Nespresso a positive cup by 2020. Building on major progress under the Ecolaboration™ vision, The Positive Cup focuses on improving farmer welfare and driving environmental sustainability in coffee sourcing and consumption.

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100% Sustainably sourced coffee

Since 2003, Nespresso’s AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program has grown to have 62,000 coffee farmers under its wings. Today over 85% of Nespresso’s green coffee is sourced through this program, with a goal to reach 100% by 2020.


100% Sustainably managed aluminium

Nespresso’s recycling capacity was over 76.5% in 2014 and the company is committed to expanding its capacity to collect used aluminium capsules to 100% by 2020. Thanks to this recycling initiative Nespresso can give a new life to their capsules.

100% Sustainably managed aluminium

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Nespresso’s recycling capacity was over 76.5% in 2014 and the company is committed to expanding its capacity to collect used aluminium capsules to 100% by 2020. Thanks to this recycling initiative Nespresso can give a new life to their capsules.


100% Carbon insetting

Since 2009, Nespresso has reduced the carbon footprint of each cup by 20%. Nespresso has devoted itself to becoming 100% carbon neutral by 2020. Nespresso aims to achieve this through an extensive agroforestry programme and insetting its residual operational carbon footprint.


Nespresso's commitment in South Sudan

A major part of the Positive Cup initiative is to improve the welfare of farmers. In collaboration with TechnoServe, Nespresso launched a program to breathe new life into coffee production in South Sudan. Laying the foundation for a sustainable source of income for farmers in the region. See the positive impact.

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Nespresso's commitment in South Sudan

A major part of the Positive Cup initiative is to improve the welfare of farmers. In collaboration with TechnoServe, Nespresso launched a program to breathe new life into coffee production in South Sudan. Laying the foundation for a sustainable source of income for farmers in the region. See the positive impact.

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