“Championing Women in Coffee – La Marzocco for the UN Sustainable Development Goal”
Coffee-fuelled open discussion at the La Marzocco factory’s “Thinking Space” on achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls. Mary Diamond, responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility, shares the efforts the company is taking towards this direction to value female representatives within the industry and the company.
La Marzocco is aligning its CSR strategy to the pillars of the key United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal, and implementing activities that support goal #5 and #10, respectively on gender equity and on reducing inequity within and between nations. Multiple projects have – and are being – carried forward to further sustain this ethos, such as the Songwa Estates coffee plantation in Tanzania, aimed at improving the socioeconomic conditions of harvesters, their families and communities, and the local Muvwa Primary School project providing equal education opportunities.
La Marzocco, founded in 1927 by the Bambi brothers, has traditionally specialized in producing high-end handcrafted espresso coffee machines geared towards excellence, a quality cup and style. The company is headquartered near Florence, Italy, with offices in Auckland, Barcelona, London, Melbourne, Milan, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Stuttgart and Sydney.
La Marzocco has over 330 employees and produces espresso coffee machines and grinders that are exported to over 100 countries with the support of its distributors and partners, making its presence known on the 5 continents.