La Marzocco prides itself in a strong company culture which, in being mindful of and anchored to its heritage, “encourages the pursuit of quality, excellence and innovation through a trusting family atmosphere”. As a caring global citizen, La Marzocco is active in Sustainable Innovation* in 3 key areas:
Ending Youth Homelessness
For the past two years, La Marzocco has taken part in the Lifewise Big Sleepout, an event in Auckland where people volunteer to spend a night out on the streets to raise funds to help tackle youth homelessness. La Marzocco supported this event not only by raising money and awareness for this cause, but also providing coffee service at the event for all participants. Read more HERE.
Trade School Industries
Trade School Industries is a social business with the aim to give ex-prisoners a chance to turn their lives around through employment. To achieve this, they have been running an 8-week barista training programme, with a focus on creating a therapeutic and trusting environment, within Arohata Women’s Prison. 30 women are trained every year, resulting in 30 women with new transferable skills and more opportunities for employment. A Trade School cafe will be established in June 2018, with the hope that within three years the entire café is run entirely by ex-prisoners, to bridge the gap between incarceration and employment. La Marzocco New Zealand is proud to have supported this cause by donating a commercial espresso machine to be used for the barista training within Arohata Women’s Prison. If you would like to find out more about Trade School Industries, click HERE.
Songwa Farm Project
In 2007, in collaboration with two other leading members of the specialty coffee sector, La Marzocco invested in the Songwa Estates coffee farm in southwest Tanzania to establish a non-profit endeavour which is both educational and socially driven in nature. Why? La Marzocco handcrafts espresso coffee equipment and coffee, like the people whose livelihoods depend on its growth, is a precious resource. Learn more HERE.
Culture is Important
La Marzocco is keen on supporting artists – such as George Bates, Jon Contino, etc. – or initiatives that promote art, and photography (such as Origin by Jakob de Boer) and currently sponsors a promising young athlete who works as a barista near the factory, Andrea Bolognesi. La Marzocco, moreover, is a member of and supports the cultural activities promoted by Museimpresa and Museo del Design della Toscana.
People at the Center
La Marzocco is an equal opportunity employer that is active in promoting the growth and satisfaction of its employees through a curricula aimed at core, role and/or personal training.
Workplace / Environment
The La Marzocco factory in Scaperia, Italy, generates electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity, producing 100% of its electrical needs – up to 233 kW. The program at the factory is monitored daily by an Energy Brain allowing for the company to begin to gather exact data on its carbon footprint.
La Marzocco aims to design machines that will lead to a minimal impact on the environment. Where possible, sustainable materials, components and packaging are used so that machines and/or packaging can be recycled. At the factory, La Marzocco adheres to a waste tracking system for those materials not subject to recycling. In New Zealand, La Marzocco ensures that all waste is appropriately sorted for recycling.
Since 2014 La Marzocco has promoted FIA’s Formula-e championship in light of its worldwide efforts to promote electric motor vehicles.
La Marzocco believes in saving energy. The boilers on every machine model are fully equipped with insulated boilers, increasing energy efficiency by 20%.
La Marzocco’s Linea PB model is equipped with programming that allows the machine to enter a “stand-by” mode, thereby improve energy efficiency. La Marzocco has plans to include this feature on future models.
La Marzocco’s sophisticated software allows you to control temperature settings. With the Strada, individual brew groups can be turned off for greater energy savings during slower work periods.
Action expresses priorities. – Mahatma Gandhi
*Sustainable Innovation as coined by Northeastern University graduate students Hugo Diego Angeles, Meredith Baker, Andrea Davis, Wonji Kim in their final report “La Marzocco & Company Wide Sustainability Plan”.