We imagined a better world.
A world where real profit is called positive impact.
On society, on ecosystems, on the biosphere.
We at illy believed in it, we made it possible.
For our commitment we have obtained the B Corp certification.
A global movement of thousands of companies
for which business means innovation,
to make our world more livable, more evolved every day.
In respect of employees,
in respect of communities,
in respect of the environment.
Change is coming. And we are part of it.
A "B Corp" is a company that, while doing business, has a positive impact on the environment, on the territory and on people. The B Corp movement includes 4600+ companies in 71 countries.
The B Corps form a global movement that aims to spread the most advanced business paradigm, that is, to create value. The way we all operate, at any level, from today will serve as an example and stimulus for those who believe in this model.
Our path as B Corp focuses on the commitment and continuous evolution of 5 key areas for a positive impact: governance, people, the community, the environment and consumers.
Ethics and sustainability are part of our DNA and so is our company management policy, which has as its primary objectives the reduction of the impact on the environment, the attention to social, human and economic aspects, and the creation of lasting and shared value. In 2019 we strengthened our commitment as a stakeholder company, adopting the status of Benefit Company and confirming the choice to continue to grow by operating in a sustainable way for the communities with which we interact, inserting the commitment within our company statute.
Being sustainable is a choice we make every day, and one we put into practice at every point throughout the supply chain as confirmation of our desire to grow by operating in a responsible, transparent and sustainable way for the communities with which we interact.
With our B Corp Certification – achieved partly thanks to the support of Nativa – Regenerative Innovation Company, which helps businesses to evolve more quickly towards a regenerative and sustainable economic paradigm – we have confirmed our commitment to maintaining the excellence criteria established by B Lab, in order to achieve a positive impact on society and on our planet.
Being champions of sustainability in all that we do every day shows that it is possible to act in a generative manner in the coffee sector too, acting as an example for all consumers who are committed to steering the society we live in towards a better future.
Being a B Corp is a concrete commitment, which we at illy put into each of our projects, thus making sustainable quality possible. Here you will find the story of all the projects in which we have taken part and which contribute to perfecting the quality and sustainability of our company.Discover all the projects