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illycaffè aims to become carbon neutral by 2033

One Makes The Difference is the new initiative part of global sustainability plan

illycaffè presents One Makes The Difference, the new initiative that is part of its global sustainability plan and which will lead the company to becoming carbon neutral by 2033: the first step is the elimination of about 175 tons of plastic per year. With #ONEMAKESTHEDIFFERENCE, illycaffè confirms its commitment to creating a sustainable business model capable of finding competitive advantages for the business while integrating social and environmental objectives.

This initiative will begin in July of 2020, showing how sustainable quality helps protect and improve the well-being of the planet and to remind consumers that everyone’s actions can make a difference. The new eco-friendly disposable items, starting with recyclable to go cups, will be available in illy bars, illy Caffè direct stores, and in vending channels. The use of these to go cups will allow for a reduction in the use of plastic equal to 175 tons per year.

“We want to build a better future together with our consumers – explains Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO of illycaffè- using the approach of continuously improving, which has distinguished us for over 80 years, knowing that day by day and deed by deed, each of us can make a difference. #ONEMAKESTHEDIFFERENCE officially marks the start of a series of initiatives to reaching our ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral for the 100th Anniversary of the founding of illycaffè".

Inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, illycaffè pursues economic sustainability through the sharing of its generated value, social sustainability through personal growth, and environmental sustainability through respect for the ecosystem, which translates into the principles of not polluting, not wasting, and using renewable resources. The ability to move towards a decarbonizing society, where individual businesses and each person can make a difference, represents a fundamental step for the company. The project #ONEMAKESTHEDIFFERENCE, which also raises the awareness of the difference that each of us can make to improve the health of our planet, is another step in the right direction towards reaching this important objective.

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