Farmer Brothers Releases Annual Sustainability Report
Farmer Bros. Co., a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products, today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, demonstrating significant advances in using sustainable practices throughout its supply chain.
“We are actively reinforcing our commitment to continuous improvement by holding ourselves accountable to measurable goals that impact people, profit and planet,” said Molly Laverty, Director of Sustainability. “In addition to the progress we’ve made within our organization, Farmer Brothers achieved a significant goal as the first coffee focused company to earn approval for its Science Based Targets.”
During 2016, the company made considerable progress against its sustainability goals, including:
- 7.2 percent reduction in CO2e emitted per kg of coffee sold.
- 83.9 percent of the company’s coffee importers have committed to uphold the UN Global Compact in their businesses.
- 250,000 gallon reduction in diesel emissions into the atmosphere.
The Company is committed to advancing its social, environmental and economic development (SEED) goals by aligning with core compliance to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and CDP. Working toward the SBTi goals is the natural, next step in evolving the Company’s sustainability program.