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    Discovering sustainability

    A good coffee is like a great story: it’s a pleasure to be shared.



    It was during a 1935 trip to South America that Luigi Lavazza expressed his disappointment at seeing the destruction of entire coffee crops that had gone unsold: an experience that affected him deeply and ultimately shaped his vision of how business should be conducted. Since then, we have always paid careful attention to the economic, human, environmental and cultural heritage of the countries in which we work. Over the years, this has translated into concrete action in support of producers and their communities, as well as in meaningful assistance for organisations operating across the globe. How did we do it? By sharing our vision and our commitment with internal and external stakeholders.


    The objective of Lavazza is to create a continuous cycle in which product and process innovation, qualitative excellence and sustainability feed each other, thanks to the contribution of all the people who cooperate with us to improve, day after day, on the path to sustainable growth.


    “A world that destroys the goods of nature is one I do not belong in”

    LUIGI LAVAZZA, 1935

     

     

     

    Our commitment
    Over four generations, the Lavazza family's business approach has been transmitted to producers, partners, collaborators and consumers. Lavazza wants to continue along this path, involving all its stakeholders, because sustainability is a shared responsibility.
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    The Lavazza Foundation
    The Giuseppe e Pericles Lavazza Onlus Foundation, founded in 2004, promotes and implements economic, social and environmental sustainability projects, to support coffee producing communities around the world.
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    The Sustainability Report
    In order to report on the company's social and environmental performance, Lavazza has published its Sustainability Report every year, since 2014.
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