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To get further information on how we act to make
our coffee more responsible and what we do to improve
our environmental performance we have collected a few
company reports for you. Furthermore, you can learn
even more about the partners we are working with.
The Nestlé Environmental Management System (NEMS) is fully aligned with the international standard ISO 14001:2004 and has been implemented throughout the company since 1995. It sets out how all our sites comply with environmental legislation and the Nestlé Policy on Environmental Sustainability, to improve our environmental performance.
Nestlé responsible sourcing’s aim is to ensure that vendors work according to the same principles and values that we do ourselves. This means consumers can trust the way our ingredients and materials are sourced before manufacturing begins.
The common Code for the Coffee Community Association (4C) is a code created to encourage environmentally and socially responsible practices amongst 4C members. The 4C association provides additional expertise, tools and support to help members engage in responsible coffee farming, including a support services team and an independent verification process.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour.
At Nestlé, we believe that to be successful over the long-term we need to create value for our shareholders and for society as a whole. We call this Creating Shared Value (CSV). As an essential prerequisite for CSV we not only have to comply with all applicable legal requirements and The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles but also ensure that the principle of sustainable development is embedded in our activities, brands and products.
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is the main intergovernmental organization for coffee, bringing together exporting and importing Governments to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation.
The European Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Directive, enforced by all EU members since 2006, focuses on producer responsibility and places an obligation to pay for collection and treatment in order to reduce the quantity of WEEE going to end disposal treatment facilities like landfill or incinerators.