Our local roots, in fact, find their expression in the coherence of our entrepreneurial pursuits, acknowledging our belonging to the territory as an essential value. Even the birth of Nuvola, the Company’s new headquarters, and the development of the entire Lavazza complex in Aurora, a district in the centre of Turin, naturally head in this direction. We did not drift somewhere “yonder” without a sense of identity, but we chose to stay in the heart of our city, rediscovering the value of a neighbourhood and amplifying its potential. Nevertheless, we did more than that, choosing to develop a sustainable space for all our employees. I am not thinking only of a work environment that is consistent with the highest sustainability standards and that obtains the most prestigious LEED certifications for an industrial building.
I am thinking especially to the services designed for our people, to the promotion of sustainable mobility and to how our headquarters will be open to the territory and the city. This openness will result in increasingly effective and targeted community engagement actions, investing in our territory and supporting the social and economic fabric that Lavazza is part of.
Resilience. Passion and Perseverance. These are the attributes that have always defined our work and that have enabled us to face new challenges and pursue new goals while consistently raising the bar on our horizon. Lavazza, an increasingly international company, wants to continue to strive for the sustainable development of its business by focusing on the welfare of the Group’s human capital and by more and more actively endorsing the Foundation’s action in coffee-producing countries, a world to which we have a moral duty to reaffirm and where we recognise our farming roots.
The year we examine and describe in this Sustainability Report 2016 is therefore a year of substance, vision and close relationship with all the events linked to innovation, culture, sports, food and sustainability, above all the relationship with Terra Madre and Slow Food, with which we celebrated 20 years of collaboration.
President of Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.