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Nestlé emerges as the industry leader in the realm of coffee sustainability strategy development, goal-setting, investments and reporting. The company distinguishes itself by its cohesive and comprehensive coffee sustainability framework, complete with specific policies and objectives that take into account the social, environmental, and economic facets of coffee production. While Nestlé boasts an extensive portfolio of products and brands, it places notable emphasis on coffee sustainability at field level, mainly through its Nespresso AAA program and Nescafé Plan 2030. The latter is an extension of the previous Nescafé 10-year sustainability plan, which concluded in 2020. Nestlé’s updated sustainability plans are set to further refine its strategies concerning climate change and forest conservation. Nestlé stands to gain the most from heightened transparency in its purchasing practices reporting and an increased commitment to programs and initiatives aimed at improving farmer economic viability, encompassing aspects such as profitability and living income.


Conventional: 13%
Verified: 11%
Certified: 76 %

964 x 1000 mt

17.7 x 1 USD billion $

 500 mt       1 USD billion        No data provided


An assessment of both overarching corporate and coffee-specific sustainability strategy attributes.

A. Corporate Sustainability Strategy  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Standards and Frameworks

B. Coffee-Specific Sustainability Strategy  

A. Public Coffee-Specific Strategy

B. Comprehensive Coffee-Specific Strategy

C. Industry-Level Partnerships

An assessment of pertinent social topics that include labor conditions and social inclusion.

A. Labor Conditions  

A. Code of Conduct

B. Identifying Risk

C. Investments

B. Social Inclusion  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Investments

An assessment of significant environmental themes that include climate change and deforestation.

A. Climate Change  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Alignment with Climate Initiatives

C. Formalized Commitments

D. Investments

E. Other Environmental Investments

B. Deforestation  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Cut-Off Date

C. Mapping

D. Investments

An assessment of key economic issues that include purchasing practices and farmer economic viability.

A. Purchasing Practices  

A. Standards/ Certifications

B. Sustainability Premiums

C. Multi-Year Contracts

D. Traceability

B. Farmer Economic Well-Being  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Net Income

C. Living Income

D. Reducing Economic Gaps