A coffee that is good for you and for the planet.
Illy and its Values
Illy (Illycaffè S.p.A) is an Italian family business founded in Trieste, in 1933, known and appreciated all over the world for the high quality and velvety taste of its coffee, a blend made up of nine types of pure Arabica that can delight the taste of millions of people every day at home, in the office, in restaurants, and in bars. Around the pleasure of a perfect coffee, Illy has built a world of experiences, science, taste and art.
All of this is done following fundamental values such as Ethics, Excellence and Sustainability.
Be a Sustainable Corp!
Illy’s pursuit of excellence is linked to the protection of the environment and the support of local communities.
Protecting the environment is Illy’s priority. – To achieve this, Illy has implemented a comprehensive energy management system, which includes renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies in its production facilities. The company works closely with farmers to improve their knowledge and adoption of sustainable practices, which include water conservation, soil management, and biodiversity care, which ultimately result in better environmental outcomes.
Supporting the local communities is one of the reasons that leads Illy to success. – The company wants to improve the livelihoods of coffee farmers and their families. To achieve this, Illy not only works closely with them, but also creates a relationship with farmers, helping them to gain access to finance, which enables them to make long-term investments in their farms and improves their standard of living. Illy also invests in social and economic development projects in coffee-growing regions, together with supporting and promoting not only sustainable growing techniques, but also gender equality, protection of local traditions, cultural heritage and education.
Because of its actions, Illy was the first Italian coffee company to obtain the B Corporation Certification, which is awarded to organizations that are committed to respecting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and responsibility and that operate in a way that has a positive impact on employees, communities, and environment.