Nestlé has invested USD 340 million in a new Nescafé coffee factory in Veracruz, Mexico, creating 1,200 new jobs in the region. The new plant makes Mexico Nestlé’s main coffee producer worldwide
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the President of Mexico, attended the factory’s opening, and 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.”
The new factory claims to leverage state-of-the-art equipment and green energies to reduce water and energy consumption. It uses wastewater treatment systems to ensure 100% of water recirculation, zero wastewater discharges and zero waste to landfills. It consumes 100% green electricity and is equipped with a biomass boiler that will use the biological waste from the coffee process to generate energy.
“The coffee factory is one of the most technologically advanced in the world and our company’s most modern and sustainable coffee plant. Sustainability is a fundamental pillar of our purpose, and we are committed to taking actions that have a positive impact on our planet,” said Fausto Costa, Executive President of Nestlé Mexico.
Through the Nescafé Plan, coffee growers supplying Nestlé sources have access to specialist advisors to support the sustainable production and supply of green coffee, and strengthen small producers’ production capacity and viability. The Nescafé supply chain currently comprises 80,000 Mexican coffee growers, and Nestlé has pledged to ensure that by 2025, 100% of the coffee it purchases will be responsibly sourced.