Nespresso pledge to reduce carbon emissions to net zero
Nespresso has joined Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge’ aimed at reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2040.
HP, Procter and Gamble, Salesforce and ASOS are also recent additions to the companies looking to eliminate their carbon footprint over the next 20 years.
In 2020, Nespresso pledged that every cup of coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022.
Nespresso previously sought to achieve a carbon neutral position by offsetting its own emissions spent through reforestation and supporting conservation projects.
Since then, parent company Nestlé has set itself a similar target, committing to achieving net zero by 2050.
The company itself said that in 2018 it contributed to 92 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Nespresso will benefit from all these future projects and is already making progress with increasingly energy efficient coffee makers and the new Aluminum Stewardship Initiative.
The brand is a founding member of the initiative, which strives to set a new global standard for the responsible sourcing and use of aluminium, by implementing a closed-loop production process that capitalises on the infinitely recyclable nature of Nespresso machine pods.