The event at Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow will bring together Scotland’s leading businesswomen to discuss the theme of sustainability in the hospitality and HORECA industry.
Nespresso Professional has teamed up with the Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, located in the heart of Glasgow, to host a special networking event on the 8 July for women in Scotland’s hospitality and broader HORECO industry. Focused on sustainability the event will bring together attendees to discuss how businesses in Scotland are striving to become more environmentally friendly and are addressing the challenges faced when implementing sustainable practices.
Welcoming businesswomen from across Scotland for the Nespresso Professional networking morning, the event will begin at 8:30am and will offer breakfast canapes from the incredible Giovanna Eusebi, with a chance to taste the range of Nespresso Professional coffees.
One of the coffees available for attendees to try will be Congo Organic, a smooth, fruity and unique organic-certified coffee, from the Nespresso Reviving Origins range. Best enjoyed as an espresso, with alluring sweet cereal and nutty aromas, Congo Organic allows customers to be able to serve guests and employees an organic coffee, while playing an important role in revitalising fragile coffee farming environments in the Democratic Republic of Congo to increase coffee quality and productivity.
In April, Nespresso Professional was certified as a B Corp, joining a movement of more than 700 purpose-led UK and ROI businesses and 4,900 around the world, verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental responsibility, accountability, and transparency.
The certification is a marker for the positive impact Nespresso Professional has made in the coffee industry and beyond since the brand was founded. Key contributing elements include its unique approach to coffee sourcing – through the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, developed in partnership with the Rainforest Alliance – its strategic alliance with Fairtrade, and the brand’s recycling schemes for its aluminium capsules.
In many countries women are significantly involved in the coffee growing process, and as part of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, the global gender equality strategy was developed to empower female coffee farmers and positively impact the sustainability of coffee quality and coffee sourcing.
Beth Langley, Commercial Director Nespresso, said: “With over 30 years of commitment to sustainability, an important part of our B Corp certification responsibility is engaging across respective industries and sharing our experiences and knowledge to help others become a force for good.
“It’s brilliant to be able to bring together so many individuals in one room that are looking to make a positive impact across the industry, to not only share our experiences but listen and learn from others so that we can work together to accelerate meaningful change.”
The event will also be attended by Giovanna Eusebi, owner of the popular Eusebi restaurant in Glasgow, known for sourcing the very finest Italian food and wines. Giovanna will share her story about how Eusebi Deli has become one of Glasgow’s most loved restaurants, starting 40 years ago when her family started importing unique products by small artisan makers and specialist produce from across Italy.
Giovanna said: “I am very passionate about sustainability in hospitality, and I was involved in the beginning of Glasgow’s Plate Up for Glasgow campaign, which ran during COP26.
“I was honoured to be approached by Nespresso to be a guest speaker at such an important event and I am looking forward to discussing Eusebi’s efforts to continue prioritising sustainability in everything we do.”
To attend the event, email Lyreco@mucklemedia.co.uk to confirm your space.
To find out more about sustainability at Nespresso Professional, click here: https://www.nespresso.com/pro/uk/en/recycling