Coffee processing company Nespresso has set a target to make all its coffee made at home or for professional customers carbon neutral by 2022.

The new target was set by the company after more than a decades of efforts during, which it claims it reduced its carbon emissions and the remainder through agroforestry.

Nespresso CEO Guillaume Le Cunff said: “Climate change is a reality and our future depends on going further and faster on our sustainability commitments. That is why we are accelerating our commitments to offer our consumers a way to drink a carbon-neutral cup of coffee by 2022.

“A coffee, made from the finest and rarest beans, sustainably sourced. I truly believe that both our business and the coffee industry can be a force for good in the world by tackling this pressing issue.”

Nespresso noted that it will be achieving its carbon neutrality objective by incorporating various measures and initiatives, which include reduction of carbon emission, as well as by planting trees in and around coffee farms where Nespresso sources its coffee.

Additionally, the company intends to achieve its target through support and investment in high-quality offsetting projects.

The company already achieved carbon neutrality in its business operations since 2017, and the latest objective will address the emissions that occur in its supply chain and product life cycle.

Nespresso brand ambassador George Clooney said: “Climate change is happening now, which means that we must all take responsibility and action, quickly.

“It’s clear that Nespresso understands this urgency and is putting our planet and people front and centre of the choices it makes.

“These ambitions and vision build on a commitment to sustainability that I have been privileged to have been involved in over the last seven years. I’ve seen how far we’ve come in that time, and I’m excited to see the good that Nespresso can deliver in the next 10 years.”

Last month, Nespresso launched a new range of organic coffee, called Kahawa Ya Congo, to restore coffee agriculture in Congo.