Cup of Respect

Learn about how a cup of Nescafé impacts the future of coffee

Our coffee is grown, made and packaged in a way that respects the environment and the people who farm the coffee beans. Our hope is that when you learn what we are doing around the world, you will see how it will impact the future of coffee.

The Nescafe Plan – A Decade of Progress

We are committed to sourcing every cup of NESCAFÉ coffee responsibly, improving the economic and social wellbeing of farmers and their communities, and setting higher environmental standards in our value chain.

We have invested $475 million to date in activities that we believe are essential to making coffee more sustainable. Achieving our initial goals has only marked the beginning of our journey.

NESCAFÉ Plan 2020 Targets 2020 Achievements
Responsible sourcing 70% of total Nescafé coffee supplies to be responsible sourced 75%
Improving livelihoods Improving the quality, quantity and sustainability of our coffee supply chain by distributing 220 million coffee plantlets 235 M
Improving coffee farm economics in at least four coffee-sourcing countries Mexico, Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras and Vietnam
Monitering and improving labor rights in at least two coffee-sourcing countries Mexico and Philippines
Reduce our environmental impact Reducing by 35% (vs. 2010) GHG emissions (scope 1 and 2) per metric ton of soluble coffee 46%
Reducing by 35% (vs. 2010) direct water withdrawal per metric ton of soluble coffee 53%

Canadian Targets and Ambitions

Grown Respectfully

Savour the difference of better grown beans

Respectful Sourcing – Our coffee is responsibly sourced and certified through established and internationally recognised partners: 4C, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ.

Farmer Respect – The NESCAFÉ Plan enables higher income for farmers by upskilling them with business knowledge and supporting diversification; delivering over 100,000 farmer trainings per year. We also donate over 10 million plantlets per year to farmers free of charge, helping resilience with higher yielding or more disease resistant plants.

Made Respectfully

Tackle climate change with every cup

Carbon Respect – We have a clear target and roadmap to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and halve them by 2030.

Water Respect – We have focused on reducing water used across our operation and have worked with farmers in Vietnam to maintain the same high yield from their crops whilst using 30-40% less water.

Biodiversity Respect – We are promoting biodiversity on farms through multicropping which rewards farmers for taking actions such as planting new hedgerows and wildflowers in the edges of their fields.

Packaged Respectfully

Making our packaging easier to recyle

Design Respectfully – Developing recyclable and reusable packaging for the future.  We are developing 100% recyclable/reusable packaging by 2025 across all our products, with a focus on reducing our use of new plastic by using more recycled materials.

We partner with the Rainforest Alliance to monitor and evaluate the progress of our work in farm economics, as well as social and environmental impact. With this vital data we are able to adapt and improve our work, helping to bring long-term sustainability to thousands of coffee farmers. 

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