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Nespresso targets 80% sustainable sourcing by 2013

Posted in 1 by foodservicefootprint on June 24, 2009

Nestle Nespresso, the coffee brand currently sold in 18 of the World’s top 50 restaurants, aims to source 80%  of its coffee from farms deemed sustainable by 2013, the company claims.

Nespresso’s sustainable coffee falls under its AAA Sustainable Quality Program and includes beans grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. The coffee is delivered via individual capsules and Nespresso claims it will triple its capacity to recycle the used capsules to 75% by 2013, as well as reduce the overall carbon footprint in producing every cup of its coffee by 20%.

Nespresso estimate that the total carbon dioxide emissions generated from its operations is 82 grams per cup, from cultivation to delivery.

Source: Reuters 23/06/2009     

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