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OUR RESPONSIBILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

HOW SHOULD I DISPOSE OF MY CAPSULES?

Café Royal capsules are made of 90% plastic and can be placed in household or non-recycable waste. This includes our compatible capsules for Nespresso®* machines and the Nescafe®*-Dolce Gusto®* system.

Want to find out more? Here are the answers to some of our frequently asked questions.

OUR COFFEE. NATURALLY SUSTAINABLE.

As a premium coffee manufacturer, we take our ecological and social responsibility seriously. For this reason, we only source coffee from plantations which carry the Rainforest-Alliance or other comparable label. We are convinced that sustainability is essential at all stages of coffee production, including farming, processing and local working conditions. By being sustainable, we can make a fundamental difference, both ecologically, socially, qualitatively and by providing better flavours.

In Honduras we have gone one step further thanks to our La Laguna project, which has enabled us to work directly with local farmers and cut out intermediaries. We also provide our farmers with long-term purchase contracts. New modern machines have been purchased to ensure that coffee is processed optimally and to increase the local processing capacity. Our farmers are supported by agronomists during the farming, processing and transport of their coffee. They also receive assistance with the management and Rainforest-Alliance certification of their farms, as well as with the development of new sources of income. This helps us to improve their quality of life and working conditions in the best possible way: by being sustainable.

WHAT IS THE RAINFOREST ALLIANCE?

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organisation. Its certification program aims to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal.

Working with farmers, companies, customers and others, the Rainforest Alliance envisions a world where people and nature live in harmony. Together with its partners, it helps to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities and promote their human rights. In doing so, it helps farmers to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.

The Rainforest Alliance seal with the green frog means that farmers follow strict standards for sustainable agriculture and responsible business practices and commit to improving these standards over time. Farmers from certified farms receive training in sustainable farming methods, which lead to higher yields, a higher income and better environmental protection. Certified farms also help to contribute to environmental protection, e.g. through the sustainable use of natural resources, the reduced use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides, and waste prevention.

Nearly all of the products in the Café Royal range feature the Rainforest Alliance seal. Products previously featured the UTZ seal, but this organisation has now been merged with Rainforest Alliance. The certification system allows you to track the journey of your coffee. To find out how, visit the pages of your favourite products. It couldn't be easier!