Nestlé has started a new Nescafé coffee production In Mexico’s Veracruz,. The plant, which cost USD 340 million to build, adds 1,200 new jobs to the area and makes Mexico Nestlé’s top worldwide coffee producer.
Special guest Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the President of Mexico, attended the factory’s opening event. He commented, “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.”
Modern technology and renewable energy sources are used by the new facility to cut down on water and energy usage. Wastewater treatment systems are used to guarantee complete water recirculation, no wastewater discharges, and no waste going to landfills. Additionally, it uses only green electricity and is fitted with a biomass boiler that will produce energy from the biological waste produced during the production of coffee.
“The coffee factory is one of the most technologically advanced in the world and our company’s most modern and sustainable coffee plant,” said Fausto Costa, Executive President of Nestlé Mexico. “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.”
The Nescafé Plan gives coffee growers that Nestlé purchases access to professional counsel. The global project of Nestlé helps small producers increase their capacity for production while fostering the social and economic advancement of their communities, families, and small farms. It also supports the sustainable production and supply of green coffee. 80,000 coffee growers in Mexico are part of the Nescafé supply chain, and Nestlé has committed to sourcing all of its coffee responsibly by the year 2025.
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