Our work through the Lavazza Foundation is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and we have been globally recognised for our commitment to sustainability.
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Transparency is a fundamental principle that guides us in all our activities. This desire for transparency also translates into our decision to publish our annual, voluntary, Sustainability Report for the Lavazza Group.
Published for the first time in 2015, the document reports each year on our sustainability journey, reflecting our commitment across the globe.
Analysing the impacts of our activities, we have identified the four top-priority pillars of sustainability for us to concentrate on over the coming years:
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.
To achieve meaningful results, the Foundation undertakes development projects in partnership with public and private bodies, international organisations and NGOs. It is only through teamwork that the living conditions in coffee-producing communities can be effectively improved.
Projects supported by the Lavazza Foundation have the primary objective of helping coffee producers to improve the yield and quality of their products, through agricultural best practices training, and encouraging the development of their entrepreneurial skills.
Supporting young people in their homelands to enable them to develop their own business activities in the coffee industry.
Promoting gender balance within households and communities, enhancing the role of women.
Encouraging access to food resources and promoting diversification of production.
Providing agricultural best practice training to producers.
Supporting reforestation and responding effectively to the effects of climate change.
Lavazza ¡TIERRA! emerged in 2002 from a social responsibility project to improve the social and environmental conditions and production techniques of some coffee producing communities.
Developed in collaboration with the NGO Rainforest Alliance, it is the result of Lavazza’s strong commitment to sustainability, based on three fundamental principles:
La Reserva de ¡Tierra! Colombia contains coffee from the Meta region, where years of armed conflict have halted coffee-growing. The Lavazza Foundation supports more than 100 farming families in the Meta region to restore their plantations, improve coffee quality and productivity, and create sustainable working conditions.