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Illycaffè recertified the B Corp certification

Illycaffè recertified the B Corp certification

May 22 - 2024

Coffee Geography Magazine


illycaffè reconfirms its B Corp certification, obtained for the first time in 2021 - the first Italian coffee company to be certified B Corp - for its commitment along the supply chain and its ability to generate a positive impact for its employees, communities, and the environment.

"We are proud of the result achieved, which testifies to illycaffè's commitment to growing in a sustainable, responsible and transparent way," says Cristina Scocchia, CEO of illycaffè. "The decision to pursue its business objectives by creating lasting and shared value throughout the supply chain is a positive economic model that we as B Corp are committed to promoting because we are convinced that today, more than ever, the private sector must also do its part to support the transition to models that guarantee the future of people and the environment."

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Cristina Scocchia, CEO of illycaffè

The B Corp certification is issued by the international organization B Lab, which measures the company's social and environmental performance according to the standards set by the B Impact Assessment (BIA) and provides for the review of the analysis and the consequent recertification every three years. In 2024, illycaffè achieved a score of 90.4, a significant improvement compared to the 2021 certification.

The most significant progress in the last three years has concerned the strengthening of sustainability governance with the establishment of a corporate task force composed of all C-levels; the inclusion of ESG objectives in the top management incentive scheme; the evolution of the financial statements towards integrated reporting; further strengthening the role played by ESG issues in the selection, assessment and evolution of partners along supply chains; the recognition of the uniqueness of illycaffè's University of Coffee as a means of training for the entire supply chain; obtaining gender equality certification; strengthening efforts to combat climate change. 

Based in Italy, Illycaffè markets coffee-related products in approximately 140 countries worldwide. The Illy Group is made up of several companies located in North America, France, Germany, Spain and the group employs approximately 800 people in these locations.