Sustainability is based on a continuous evolution and awareness of one’s own limits, strengths and priorities for action. Listening to and engaging with stakeholders are key elements in building a path that creates shared value along the whole supply chain. With this awareness, Lavazza has welcomed the global-scale principles of sustainability established by the United Nations.
Lavazza and the UN Global Compact
There are many teenagers in Calcutta who live in slums, unhealthy urban districts, that lack the most basic sanitation and sanitary facilities. Lavazza and Save the Children have committed themselves to creating opportunities for the most marginalised adolescents from degraded areas, saving them from conditions of abuse and exploitation, with the aim of introducing them into the world of employment in a sustainable way. The project has allowed us to reach more than 101 vulnerable adolescents and provide 240 hours of training and subsequent follow-up employment support.