Joining the UN Global Goals and the Global Compact

Sustainability is based on a continuous evolution and awareness of our own limits, points of strength and priorities. Listening to, and engaging with stakeholders are key elements in building a path that creates shared value along the entire supply chain. With this awareness, Lavazza has welcomed the global-scale principles of sustainability established by the United Nations.

Lavazza Group Sustainability Manifesto

Lavazza Group Sustainability Manifesto “A Goal in Every Cup” is a programmatic statement that sets out Group Sustainability strategy, inspired by the deep sense of responsibility that the Company has felt for over 120 years towards the communities in which it operates, and particularly towards coffee growers, employees and consumers.
 It is a strategy that forms an increasingly integral part of the business. Based on the principles of the 2030 Agenda, it identifies the four priority sustainability pillars that we need to focus on in coming years: Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Economic Growth, Goal 12 - Sustainable Consumption and Production, and Goal 13 – Climate Change.

These four SDGs have been chosen to promote a balance between social (8 and 5) and environmental (12 and 13) Goals. They are joined by the Group’s own “Goal Zero”, framed by Lavazza to promote the message of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in all the Company’s business relations. 

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Lavazza and the UN Global Compact

The Global Compact is a United Nations initiative launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1999 by Kofi Annan. It was born with the aim of aligning, for the first time, the international community and the world of business in facing the challenges of globalisation.


With its entry into the Global Compact, in 2017, Lavazza joined a network of more than 9,000 players, from the private sector and beyond, from more than 135 countries engaged in the promotion and implementation of ten ethical principles divided into categories: "Respect for human rights", "Respect for the environment", "Fight against corruption". Lavazza is inspired by these values to promote, together with its employees, the feeling of belonging to a project of solid and sustainable development.