Nespresso: Brewing a Business Case for High-Risk Markets

By Naki B. Mendoza

The challenge to create shared value can extend to creating entirely new industries, particularly for companies operating in fragile markets newly emerging from conflict.A post-conflict environment presents myriad opportunities for new business — opportunities that must be weighed against ever-present risks of high operating costs, value chain bottlenecks and, of course, a resurgence of hostilities.

Best Environmental Initiative: Nespresso France Wins Award for its Recycling Strategy

An award to our innovative sustainable approach to aluminium recycling

Nespresso France has won ‘Best Environmental Initiative’ in ‘Trophées Défis RSE’ 2015 for supporting innovation in recycling technology and developing partnerships to improve the recycling of aluminium coffee capsules and other small-sized metal packages.

Although aluminium is 100% recyclable, only 32% of household aluminium packaging is recycled in France. Because packaging sorting centres do not have suitable equipment, it is most often unable to process small packaging less than 7 centimetres.

On-the-Ground Partnerships are Key to Creating Shared Value Opportunities for Coffee Farmers, Said Nespresso CEO

Speaking at the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York City on May 13th, Jean-Marc Duvoisin explained Nespresso’s approach to creating positive impact in the value chain – and the need for partnerships to make it happen.

Creating shared value for the long term
Nespresso CEO Jean-Marc Duvoisin used his time at the Shared Value Leadership Summit held in New York City on May 13th to explain how Nespresso has been creating shared value for farmers within its supply chain for more than 12 years to help sustain the business for the long-term.

Days Left to Secure Your Spot at #SVLeaders Summit

What can a shared value mindset do for your business?

Time is running out to reimagine social problems as business opportunities this May 12-13 at the Shared Value Leadership Summit! Registration ends May 4th. 

Here are the top five reasons to join us in New York for this year's event — all ways in which you can jump-start a smarter strategy for your organization’s role in society:

The 9 Firsts Achieved by Nespresso and TechnoServe in South Sudan in Their Efforts to Revive High Quality Coffee Production


From the ground up. Nespresso was the first major coffee company to re-enter South Sudan in 2011.

The company and its partner TechnoServe have been working hard to revive high quality coffee production in South Sudan through the implementation of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program.    

Nespresso and Partner Technoserve Set to Revive High Quality Coffee Production in South Sudan

Press Release

May 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Sourcing a unique coffee for consumers
Nespresso has been investing in reviving the production of high quality South Sudanese coffee, in collaboration with the international nonprofit organisation TechnoServe. This will allow the company to offer its consumers a new unique coffee experience.

The company’s two-year upfront investment of about CHF 700’000 since 2011 has demonstrated the potential for commercial coffee production in the country.

Nespresso Head of Coffee Explains why Coffee Quality and Sustainability go Hand in Hand

By Karsten Ranitzsch, Head of Coffee Group, Nestlé Nespresso SA

One of the biggest challenges facing a company that manufactures goods out of an agricultural resource is the difficulty in delivering a consistent finished product year after year. For food and beverage makers, this challenge is amplified by the subjective nature of consumers’ sense of taste and smell.

"All of us Coffee Growers Should be Participating in the Nespresso AAA Program," Says Colombian Coffee Farmer

Meet Duberney Arias Arguelo, a Colombian coffee farmer who has been part of the Nespresso AAA Program since 2006

Finding a long-term partner in sustainable quality
Duberney Arias Agudelo’s Corea farm is nestled along the slopes of the Andes in Caldas, one of the three departments in the famous Colombian coffee belt, which produces some of the finest coffee in the world.

Meet Juan Diego Román, Nespresso Agronomist and Green Coffee Project Manager in Costa Rica

He explains the work he does with farmers taking part in the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program
Press Release

April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Juan Diego Román has seen the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program grow from the ground up. Since 2004, the agronomist and Nespresso Green Coffee Project Manager from Costa Rica has worked together with farmers, suppliers and agronomists to create awareness about the AAA Program and implement best farming practices throughout Central America. He shares his insights on the challenges and the rewards of working with the program.

Nespresso Sustainability Approach Across Its Coffee Value Chain

Press Release

April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Coffee is at the heart of what we do…

Nespresso permanent Grand Cru coffees are sourced directly from 63 000 farmers in 11 countries of origin, including Ethiopia and Kenya, and suppliers are carefully selected for the quality and aromatic profile of their coffees.


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