4S: Sustainable & Social Suppliers' Stories
Most Australians— 75% to be more precise —wake up to a dose of freshly ground coffee every day.
One key to success in preparing a tasty cuppa requires sourcing premium ingredients, however there is one secret ingredient that only the best are able to find: sustainability
Lucky for us that Sprout Coffee provides easy access to fair trade organic and sustainable coffee for those who want to improve their coffee experience!
WHAT IS SPROUT COFFEE?
Sprout Coffee is a sustainable and social business that specialises in sourcing a smoother coffee experience at the office.
Their efforts set out to eliminate the often hidden negative environmental and social problems associated with coffee farming, and in fact improve the positive impact that our love affair with caffeine can have on the planet and the local producing communities.
HOW DO THEY ACTIVATE THEIR SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES?
Sustainability is ingrained in every stage of Sprout’s production process.
From their raw inputs to the coffee machines, logistics and partners, everything is measured using the same metric: having a positive impact on both the environment, and the communities in which they operate.
A SHOT OF FAIR TRADE
Sprout builds awareness on how local communities and the environment are affected by coffee farming.
They take responsibility to ensure the following ethical, sustainable and social practices:
- Sourcing from farms that incorporate environmental practices across all stages: growing, harvesting and processing.
- Ensuring fair trade conditions are set in favor of the farmers and producing communities.
- Reducing the carbon footprint of their machines and business operations.
- Recycling their packaging and used products, including used coffee beans.
Sprout works specifically to avoid modern slavery practices in it’s business operations, paying particular attention to issues such as gender equality, the eradication of child labour, fair prices and wages for farmers and workers, and improving the environment.
HOW CAN BUSINESSES LEVERAGE THIS POSITIVE IMPACT
Given Sprout’s reliably sustainable supply chain, they can help small, medium, and large corporations on their journey to achieve sustainable and social responsibility goals.
Through Sprout you are able to support fair wages, reduced waste and lowering your carbon footprint.
This is achieved by sourcing Fairtrade suppliers, applying carbon offsets to machines and business operations, and diverting used coffee beans away from landfill into compost.
If you are in charge of buying coffee for your office and want to consider a sustainable supplier, we can help you.
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