Global food and beverage company Nestlé announced today the opening of a new $340 million Nescafé coffee factory in Veracruz, Mexico, powered by clean energy and producing zero wastewater.
The opening of the new plant follows the launch by Nestlé of a series of sustainability commitments for its Nescafé brand last year, including goals to achieve 100% responsibly sourced coffee by 2025, 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025, alongside investments in climate-related actions across the supply chain to decrease environmental impact.
According to Nestlé, the new facility reduces water and energy consumption utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and green energies, including wastewater treatment systems to ensure 100% of water recirculation, zero wastewater discharges and zero waste to landfills, and a biomass boiler using biological waste from the coffee process to generate energy.
Fausto Costa, Executive President of Nestlé Mexico, said:
“The coffee factory is one of the most technologically advanced in the world and our company’s most modern and sustainable coffee plant. At Nestlé, sustainability is a fundamental pillar of our purpose, and we are committed to taking actions that have a positive impact on our planet.”
Nestlé stated that the plant creates 1,200 new jobs in the region, and makes Mexico Nestlé’s main coffee producer globally.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, attending the opening of the new coffee factory, said:
“With the inauguration of this plant, Nestlé is supporting close to 100,000 coffee producers in Mexico. This demonstrates the importance of the public and private sectors working together to bring investment to our country.”