As a world-renowned leader in coffee industry, Lavazza, commits to not only operating responsibly in all aspects of business but also contributing to the sustainable development goals that are related to the future of the planet and society, especially caring about the communities where the quality coffee beans are grown, about the employees and also about the people who enjoy coffee.
Social responsibility has been rooted in the corporate culture of the company since it was founded in 1895. Adhering to the group’s core value of responsibility, it has insisted on publishing, ‘Sustainability Report’, every year since 2014, showcasing its new achievements in sustainable development. It could be seen from the report that the company has achieved commendable results benefited from its adherence to the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the past one year, the company has realised 100 per cent of electricity for Italian, French and Canadian plants from renewable source. At the same time, Nuvola, the group’s headquarters in Turin, Italy, also reduced its power consumption by 8 per cent compared to 2018 thanks to the innovative energy management model.
On the other hand, the company has carried out a variety of measures to combat climate change, including Reforestation Projects and distinctive Corporate Carpooling Programme. In 2019, there were 29,000 trees planted in Ethiopia, more than 1 million coffee trees planted in Colombia, 36,000 hectare of Amazon rainforest conserved and reforested in Peru by the group, making great efforts to restore the world’s vegetation.
Furthermore, in order to raise awareness of environmental sustainability among its employees, the company has provided the Corporate Carpooling Program, which promotes sustainable mobility for home-work journeys by encouraging the sharing of vehicles among colleagues in a more efficient way, thus reducing emissions. This programme has helped save 4,423 kg of CO2 and reduce indirect emissions by 30 per cent in a year.
The company has been attracting large number of graduates to join in as its leading position in the industry with a strong sense of corporate social responsibility, breakthrough innovation and humanistic care.
This made the company to be awarded, ‘Top Employer 2019’, in Italy. The company harbours great responsibility to play a role in improving climate, economy and society issues, building connections with people around the world by operating global business conscientiously, and continuing to carve out the way of sustainable development. Every cup of superior-quality coffee tells the heritage and transmission of the company’s sustainable development story