Nestlé has opened a $340 million Nescafé coffee facility in Veracruz, Mexico, creating 1,200 new jobs in the region.
The food and beverage giant says that the new factory uses green energy to reduce water and energy consumption. The plant also uses wastewater treatment systems to ensure 100% water re-circulation, zero wastewater discharges and zero waste to landfills.
According to Nestlé, the facility is also equipped with a biomass boiler that will use the biological waste from the coffee process to generate energy.
Fausto Costa, executive president of Nestlé Mexico, said: “The coffee factory is one of the most technologically advanced in the world and our company’s most modern and sustainable coffee plant. At Nestlé, sustainability is a fundamental pillar of our purpose, and we are committed to taking actions that have a positive impact on our planet.”
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