For five years, Coffee Collective has published our annual sustainability report, highlighting the company’s efforts and achievements in various sustainable initiatives. However, we are taking a different approach by focusing primarily on transparency in this year's report.
In Coffee Collective we work within three pillars of sustainability
We are founded on social sustainability, which is our core purpose in everything that we do. A sustainable financial foundation is important to achieve this.
2022 has been a challenging year for people as well as for businesses. We have, like many others, been affected by the economic pressure that the increased price inflation has put on all of us. It has been necessary to focus our resources on the core of the business; creating great coffee experiences that improve the living conditions of farmers across the globe.
Transparency is fundamental to our approach and we believe it is a key driver for change in the coffee industry. As such, this year we have created a transparency report that will primarily focus on our transparency index.
While the focus of this report may have shifted, our commitment to sustainability has not. We are continually exploring new ways to reduce waste, minimize our carbon footprint, and make a positive impact on our planet.
A recurring topic in the last couple of issues has been our path toward Net Zero. Since then, the definition of the concept has been further defined so that we no longer would be able to call ourselves Net Zero in 2022. In our blog post about our climate contribution, we expand on this, as well as invite the reader in for a conversation about farmer collaborations, supplier code of conduct, and our forest project.
In February 2023 a work assessment survey was sent out to all employees (73 responded). The survey included questions regarding employee satisfaction and trust, an evaluation that we look into every year.
At Coffee Collective, we value the transparency from seed to cup. That is why our coffee transparency table plays a major role in every issue of our annual Sustainability report.
This way we are able to put concrete figures on the positive impact we are trying to create as well as showcase the ongoing relationship with the coffee farmers.
On our Instagram profile, we will be sharing updates, stories, and news on our ongoing sustainability journey. Here you will also find a highlight with content about our contribution to sustainability and climate. For the latest updates, stories, and news be sure to follow us on Instagram.
Written by our Green Group coordinator, Siv Møller, and our CEO, Peter Dupont