In March, 2011, illy became the world’s first company to earn the Responsible Supply Chain Process certification from DNV (Det Norske Vertias), one of the world’s foremost, independent industrial process arbiters. The certification attests to the sustainable practices of illy’s supply chain, and in particular, to the quality of illy’s relationships with its suppliers: the world’s highest-caliber coffee growers.
illycaffè has always pursued an unwavering commitment to highest ethics, aiming to improve quality of life for all of its stakeholders. The heart of this commitment is a belief that also serves as operating philosophy: that the continuous pursuit of quality sets into motion a virtuous cycle that creates value for all parties involved, from coffee farmer to the consumer’s cup.
For illy, quality and sustainability are an inseparable pair: only the truly excellent is sustainable, and anything worth sustaining must be excellent.