Excellence with zero CO₂ impact

Our coffee capsules could not be entirely excellent without caring for the environment and their carbon footprint. This is why our products are crafted with zero CO₂ impact. Now it is pure excellence.

Excellence with zero CO₂ impact 

From today all Lavazza Firma and Blue Capsules are CO₂-neutral. The usual unique Lavazza coffee experience with all the aromas and flavours of our blends, now in excellent zero CO₂ impact capsules.

The new Lavazza CO₂ Neutral Capsules 

Our carbon neutrality approach starts by reducing emissions along Lavazza's entire value chain. In 2020 we began our journey by offsetting direct emissions and achieving complete CO₂ emissions compensation.
This is part of our bigger commitment toward sustainability named Blend for Better. It embraces many projects following the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations for 2030 in 4 key areas: Care for the environment, Spin a virtuous cycle, Open up opportunities and Educate for change.

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What does it concretely mean?    

Our carbon neutrality approach starts by reducing emissions. As we are conscious that all emissions cannot be reduced at once, Lavazza uses carbon offsetting on the residual emissions by supporting different projects. We offset our annual carbon emissions in relation to the volumes of Lavazza Firma and Blue capsules sold. For 2021 the amount compensated is equal to:

 318.390.659 KM by car
318.390.659 KM by car

Average transport in a passeger car. The average takes into account internal combustion engines and electric cars, different car classes, different car sizes and fuel types. For the electric car only medium size car is taken into account.

 183.671 trips Paris-NY  per passenger
183.671 trips Paris-NY per passenger

Trip of 5849,32 km with a long-haul plane. Occupancy of 80%.

  30.479.693 reams of paper produced
30.479.693 reams of paper produced

For paper ream, 500 A4 sheets are considered. 75 g/m2 grammage, lightweight coated paper, packaging is not considered.

Product Life Cycle      

The activities put in place to compensate the CO₂ emissions of Lavazza Firma and Blue capsules cover the whole life cycle of the product, from the cultivation of coffee to the end of its life through all stages of production, transport and disposal.

<p>1. Coffee supply    </p>

1. Coffee supply    

We offset all the emissions related to the amount of coffee produced and processed at every stage of the supply chain.

<p>2. Packaging      </p>

2. Packaging      

We offset the emissions related to all phases of packaging manufacturing.

<p>3.&nbsp;Production</p>

3. Production

We offset all the emissions related to the production processes through which green coffee is transformed into capsules.

<p>4. Distribution    </p>

4. Distribution    

We offset the emissions linked to the distribution of the final product from the production plant till all the distribution centers.

<p>5. Consumption</p>

5. Consumption

We offset the emission related to the consumption of the final product ( e.g. energy of the coffee machines).

<p>6. End of life    </p>

6. End of life    

We offset the emission related to all the steps through which the final product is disposed (e.g. packaging and coffee disposal according to each country’s specific regulatory and operative framework).

CO₂ Neutrality, we’re on the way    

Lavazza is one of the top players of agri-food industry in the world. That’s why producing our best coffee quality is just a part of our mission, because it would be nothing without considering how we do that.
Our commitment is doing the best we can to use sustainable resources, ensure fair work lives to coffee cultivators and, of course, reduce CO₂ emissions in our supply chain. Let’s go together.

Examples of carbon offsetting projects selected by Lavazza

Guanaré Forest Restoration Uruguay
The project, certified according to VCS-SC standards, consists of reforesting and restoring degraded grasslands to improve soil quality and biodiversity, while increasing carbon sequestration. In addition, the project is creating a sustainable wood industry, increasing employment opportunities and strengthening the rural economy of Uruguay.
Madre de Dios – Peru
Near ancient Machu Picchu, in the Vilcabamba-Amboró conservation corridor, the construction of an inter-oceanic road linking Brazil to Peru jeopardises the tropical rainforest and one of the most precious areas for biodiversity in the world. This project, verified according to VCS and CCBA standards, addresses the social threat to the indigenous community and illegal logging, increasing surveillance in the area and establishing sustainable forest management practices.
Kariba – Zimbabwe
Kariba is a VCS-CCBS certified Forest Conservation project with a huge social impact. The purchase of carbon credits safeguards the independence of indigenous communities and improves their wellbeing. The investments are aimed at enhancing healthcare, infrastructures, education and agriculture. In particular, with regard to the last area, the activities focus on conservation agriculture, community gardens, training of beekeepers, fire management and ecotourism, which generates positive effects for the whole region.
Chile Run of River
Opened in October 2011, the award-winning Chacayes run-of-river hydropower plant represents the first stage of Pacific Hydro's project development in the Alto Cachapoal Valley. In 2012, Chacayes successfully registered to issue and trade carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism. The Coya and Pangal run-of-river hydropower plants were Pacific Hydro's first assets in South America, following our arrival in Chile in 2002. Coya and Pangal have been generating clean and renewable energy for nearly 100 years for Chile.

HOW WE WORK 

For us, Sustainability is a shared responsibility based on continuous evolution 

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Lavazza

Believes that a healthy environment is a universal right and a shared responsibility

Works to create change for the better across the entire supply chain

Invests in innovation to leave a better world for future generations

Loves the Earth and fights passionately to improve its future

Dedicates itself every day to reducing climate impact and to promoting a circular economy

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Climate protection

Many human activities contribute to increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which in turn contributes to global climate change. The effects of this can be felt on coffee plantations too, causing a loss of biodiversity and a drop in productivity and quality, with negative consequences for the living conditions of the growers.

The aim of the Lavazza is to contribute to the fight against climate change, reducing the carbon emissions generated throughout the group’s entire value chain by 2030.

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Environmental sustainability at source

Over 125 years of experience in the field have taught Lavazza to focus its initiatives at the source of the coffee, places where it knows it can make a significant and long-term impact by engaging with and supporting coffee-producing communities.

Through the Lavazza Foundation, Lavazza plays an active role in sustainable development projects, which help coffee-growers to adopt the most suitable agricultural techniques to effectively respond to the impacts of climate change and promote good practices for the preservation of areas with a high natural value.

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Sustainable by design

The aim of the Lavazza is to guarantee maximum coffee quality with the minimum possible environmental impact. This falls within the activities of Research and Development, thanks to experimentation with and implementation of the most innovative techniques from the very earliest stages of designing packaging, coffee machines and production models.

Moreover, the pursuit of sustainability by design follows the principles of the circular economy to prevent waste and reduce environmental impact, increasing efficiency and reducing emissions and the production of waste throughout the product’s entire life cycle. Drawing inspiration from nature, the “design for circularity” approach adopted by Lavazza sets itself the aim of optimizing the use of resources, favoring renewable and recycled ones, and extracting value from products at the end of their life through reuse, recycling and composting.

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Responsible use of resources

A supply chain as complex and far-ranging as that of coffee requires a detailed strategy aimed at reducing its impact on the environment, including through the responsible use of natural resources, from production to consumption. For this reason, Lavazza adopts protocols for the purpose of achieving maximum energy efficiency and the sustainable management of water and waste.