Nespresso has met B Corp’s social and environmental responsibility standards, which measures action and transparency across five key areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers.
The certification marks the positive impact Nespresso has made in the coffee industry and beyond through the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program, designed in partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, its alliance with Fairtrade, the brand’s global recycling scheme for its aluminium capsules, including its recent Curby curbside capsule recycling program, and partnership with bush conservationist Greening Australia.
Commenting on the announcement, Nespresso Oceania general manager, Jean-Marc Dragoli said. “We are humbled and proud to join the B Corp movement and community. B Corp certification now becomes an important benchmark by which we will measure and accelerate our actions into the future.
“In Australia, we are currently looking to accelerate our local impact with projects ranging from innovating our coffee capsule recycling program to encourage greater participation, to investing in projects to regenerate native habitats with our partners, Greening Australia. It is a process of continuous improvement, and we are excited to be on this journey and always striving to go further.”
Nespresso CEO, Guillaume Le Cunff added, “B Corp certification reflects a 30-year Nespresso commitment to sustainability, transparency and responsible business. We are immensely proud to be joining a community of like minds who share our belief that profit and purpose go hand-in-hand.
“This certification brings added value for our customers and affirms to Nespresso fans that their favourite coffee brand is doing business the right way.”
The B Corp process is a rigorous and independent assessment of a company’s impact on people and planet, looking at everything from its carbon footprint to the way it treats employees.