Nespresso is a subsidiary of the Nestlé group positioned on the coffee pod market, it offers machines using aluminum capsules.

Paris Action Climat Contact

Grégoire Cojan View profile
The quality and production of coffee is very dependent on weather conditions. The climate strategy is at the heart of Nespresso's concerns to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt farms to this change. Beyond agricultural production, the entire value chain is concerned.
Between 2009 and 2013, the Nespresso group reduced the carbon footprint by 20% per cup of coffee consumed thanks to the eco-efficiency of the machines and the recycling of capsules. The goal is to reduce the carbon footprint by another 10% by 2020 (Baseline 2009).
In order to materialize the positive impact of the company, Nespresso France invests annually more than 1.5 M € since 2016, to compensate the residual carbon footprint of each cup consumed and to offer 100% carbon neutral coffee.

Sustainable Strategy 2030

3 Good health and well-being
  • Development and implementation of a BEST program (well-being and health at work) for Nespresso employees: transparency, quality management, process optimization, work / life balance, security, etc.
4 Quality education
  • Global communication campaign in Paris to encourage Parisians to deposit their capsules and any other small metal packaging in the selective sorting bin (bus shelter and metro display, social networks, email-client ...)
  • Coffee lab open to the public in March 2019 with awareness workshops (recycling, agroforestry ...)
  • Implementation of awareness actions on sorting, energy savings, "eco-gestures" and digital pollution for Nespresso employees
7 Affordable and clean energy
  • Target of 100% of Parisian stores covered by a green energy contract
11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • Target : 100% of Parisians with a solution for recycling aluminum capsules and all metals
  • Allocation of parking spaces reserved for electric vehicles and electric charging stations in the new head office
  • Work in progress on delivery solutions with less environmental impact in Paris
12 Responsable consumption and production
  • Creation, development and financial support of the recycling sector for small aluminum. Target : 30 million of French people covered in 2022
  • Target of 100% aluminum certified "ASI" (Aluminum Stewardship Initiative) for 2020
  • Offer a service solution to all B2B and B2C customers: repair and exchange with a reconditioned machine
  • Sorting of paper waste / packaging / capsules at the head office
  • Removal of plastic cups on the new head office
13 Climate Action
  • Offer a carbon neutral coffee thanks to the implementation of an agroforestry program: commitment to plant 500,000 trees / year to offset the residual CO2 emissions of Nespresso France
  • Target : 100% of coffee from AAA certified farms (quality, sustainability and productivity)
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of a cup of Nespresso coffee by 28% between 2009 and 2020
  • Implementation of ISO 14001 certification for Nespresso France in 2020
17 Partnerships for the goals
  • GRI reporting
  • CDP Climate Change et Water
  • Signatory of the Paris Action Climat charter in 2018
  • Founding member of the Lightweight Aluminum and Steel Packaging Club (CELAA) to deploy the recycling of aluminum capsules and all metals in France
  • Partnership with the food bank (sugar, tea and non-perishable products)