We purchase shade-grown, certified organic, and sustainably produced coffee. We also cultivate and maintain close, personal relationships with coffee farmers, but real environmental sustainability doesn't end with the coffee we buy. We hold our grower partners and their farms to high standards and we know that we must set high standards for ourselves, too. We continually investigate our operations in the United States so that we, too, keep improving our business and reducing our environmental footprint.
Some examples of projects that we have undertaken in the past year:The first of our three goals in the CUPS program for 2015 is Carbon Neutrality, which commits us to offsetting 100 percent of our carbon footprint. Our inter-departmental Sustainability Committee leads our company’s efforts to reduce our consumption of energy and other natural resources: from encouraging alternative commuting to installing water-saving appliances and repurposing burlap bags. We constantly strive to act on the knowledge that doing more with less will benefit our business as well as our planet.
Read more about CUPS and our carbon footprint here.