Save the Children Partnership

Lavazza has been working with Save the Children for over 15 years. Through our donations of 3 million Euro, Lavazza has supported projects in India, the Ivory Coast and Myanmar as well as emergency support for the Emilia Romagna region and Nepal.
During these years, we have worked alongside Save the Children on two important projects.

Fighting malnutrition via a 1,000-day approach
Lavazza and Save the Children collaborated on an initiative to fight child mortality in Calcutta, through the prevention and treatment of malnutrition. The main focus was on the first 1,000 days of children’s lives, the time in which vital functions such as motor and cognitive skills develop. The project entailed:
  • 14,173


  • 60


  • 5,719

    pregnant or breastfeeding women

  • 388

    healthcare professionals

Offering new life prospects to teenagers from the slums
There are many teenagers in Calcutta who live in slums and unhealthy urban districts that lack basic sanitation and sanitary facilities. Lavazza and Save the Children have pledged to create opportunities for some of the most marginalized adolescents from disadvantaged areas, saving them from conditions of abuse and exploitation, with the aim of introducing them into the world of sustainable employment. The project has allowed Lavazza to reach over 101 vulnerable adolescents and provide 240 hours of training and follow-up employment support.
In 2016, Lavazza and Save the Children deepened their engagement through shared work on Children’s Rights and Business Principles. These guidelines support companies in their efforts to respect and promote children’s rights.

Lavazza has decided to go beyond the traditional relationship between NGOs and donors to work with Save the Children to create a shared, ongoing commitment to create long-term social sustainability and implement best practices regarding our own sustainability.