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Lavazza Group: 2019 Sustainability Report And Sustainability Manifesto

Identifies the four priority sustainability pillars that we need to focus on in coming years: Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Economic Growth, Goal 12 - Sustainable Consumption and Production, and Goal 13 – Climate Change.

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“A Goal in every Cup” is the title of the fifth edition of the Sustainability Report, prepared according to the international GRI Standards published by the “Global Reporting Initiative”. The document reports on the approach used and the results achieved by the sustainability programme developed by Lavazza Group, reflecting a strategy inspired by the deep sense of responsibility that the Company has felt for over 120 years towards the communities in which it operates, and particularly towards coffee growers, employees and consumers.

It is a strategy that forms an increasingly integral part of the business. Based on the principles of the 2030 Agenda supported by Lavazza since 2017, it identifies the four priority sustainability pillars that we need to focus on in coming years: Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Economic Growth, Goal 12 - Sustainable Consumption and Production, and Goal 13 – Climate Change.

These four SDGs have been chosen to promote a balance between social (8 and 5) and environmental (12 and 13) Goals, as well as representing the four basic principles underpinning the Sustainability Manifesto, the programmatic statement that sets out Group strategy in this area.

They are joined by the Group’s own “Goal Zero”, framed by Lavazza to promote the message of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in all the Company’s business relations. Since 2016, in the framework of Goal Zero, the Company has developed a programme of activities to create a strong sense of responsibility around the Goals and so set the engine of change in motion.

The 2019 Sustainability Report is structured around the four Priority Goals and Goal Zero, with a chapter dedicated to each of them, plus a chapter that looks in more detail at the work of the Lavazza Foundation.