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UPS Longitudes | Return to Sender: Navigating Reverse Logistics

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In a traditional linear economy, we make goods, use them and dispose them. In a circular economy, by contrast, the end of a product’s life can be an opportunity for new value creation. But for the circular economy to work, materials must be in the right place at the right time.

As companies continue setting ambitious goals to advance circular strategies, they look to partners like UPS to help make reverse logistics seamless — whether reclaiming products for their “next life,” helping consumers recycle goods or packaging and collecting items for refurbishment for future use.

UPS Horizons Newsletter | Accelerating Sustainable Solutions

Sustainability Insights and Updates | Fall 2020
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Accelerating Sustainable Solutions

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

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Accelerating Sustainable Solutions

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

UPS Longitudes | Nespresso & UPS

Kika Buhrmann, VP of B2B @ Nespresso
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In today’s marketplace, consumers look for more than just quality and price when making a purchasing decision — sustainability and sourcing are more important than ever.

This applies to purchases as large as a home to as small as a cup of coffee. Kika Buhrmann, Vice President of Business to Business at Nespresso, has helped make sustainability a core part of Nespresso’s brand.

Nespresso Takes Recycling up a Gear With Coffee Capsule Bike

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Aug. 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ Nespresso is partnering with Swedish bike brand Vélosophy to produce a stylish bicycle made from recycled aluminum coffee capsules, demonstrating both brands’ commitment to a circular economy.

1000 limited edition RE:CYCLE bikes made from over 300,000 recycled Nespresso Arpeggio capsules will be available from August 12, sold exclusively on Vélosophy’s ecommerce platform velosophy.cc

Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nespresso Unite to Revive Coffee Farming in El Rosario, Nariño

Pilot program supports coffee farmers in region impacted by illicit drug production
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May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nespresso today announced a pilot program to help revitalize coffee production in the municipality of El Rosario, in the Nariño Department of Colombia.

Nespresso Launches ‘Reviving Origins’ to Bring Back Lost Coffees

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso announced the launch of Reviving Origins, a new programme to restore coffee farming in regions where it is under threat. Through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, Nespresso is working with farmers in regions that have been blighted by conflicts, economic hardships or environmental disasters.

Nespresso Revives Zimbabwe’s Coffee Production

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Nespresso announced today a long-term investment plan to revive Zimbabwe’s coffee industry and stimulate the rural economy.

The company will provide training and technical assistance to 400 smallholder coffee farmers over the next five years, with the goal of increasing the country’s production of quality sustainable coffee.

Nespresso Announces Investment in Post-Conflict Colombian Coffee

The company plans to expand its coffee-sourcing programme into regions formerly impacted by conflict as part of a USD 50 million investment for sustainable quality coffee production
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BOGOTÁ, Colombia, November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso today announced it will expand its coffee-sourcing programme for the first time into several former conflict zones as part of a USD 50 million investment in sustainable high-quality coffee cultivation in Colombia.

President Juan Manuel Santos addressed the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board where he welcomed the company’s commitment. He cited the investment as an important contribution to the development of post-conflict areas.

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge Partners With Coffee Industry Innovator Nespresso

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge today welcomed Nestlé Nespresso SA (Nespresso) among its 83 partners who are seeking to make coffee the world's first sustainably grown commodity.
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​ARLINGTON, Va., September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Coffee Challenge today welcomed Nestlé Nespresso SA (Nespresso) among its 83 partners who are seeking to make coffee the world's first sustainably grown commodity. 

Nespresso to Showcase Key Partnership With the Rainforest Alliance on Coffee Sleeves

Nespresso marks 14 year partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, co-creators of the AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, Nespresso has announced the inclusion of the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal on all Nespresso permanent Grand Crus coffee sleeves to help build awareness of the AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program.

Launched in 2003, the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program is a tailor-made program that combines the Rainforest Alliance’s sustainability criteria with the quality coffee credentials Nespresso is known for.

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