The company champions the factory as a 'pioneer' in sustainable development: with investments in clean energy, biomass energy and conservation and recycling of water and waste water.
Waste byproducts from coffee production are reused by the factory as biomass raw materials.
Vietnam is the second largest producer and exporter of coffee. And Nestlé is the largest coffee buyer in the country, with annual purchases reaching up to $700m. The company has been present in the country for nearly three decades and currently employs around 3 000 employees.
Located in the southern province of Đồng Nai, the Tri An factory is one of six Nestlé factories in Vietnam and one of the biggest: with production covering coffee, cocoa malt beverage, cooking aids and water. It exports coffee products to more than 29 countries around the world: including for Nescafé, Nescafé Dolce Gusto, Nespresso, Starbucks and US high-end coffee retailer Blue Bottle.
Nestlé has invested more than $500m in the facility since 2011.
The Nescafé Plan, Nestlé's sustainability program for the brand, was implemented in Vietnam in the Central Highlands in 2011: targeted at supporting farmers’ transition to sustainable farming methods.
As the brand owner of Nescafé, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Nespresso – and with a global alliance with Starbucks for retail products – Swiss food, beverage and nutrition company Nestlé counts coffee as one of its key strengths. In FY2022, the company's coffee division enjoyed high single-digit growth, with broad-based growth across brands and geographies.