To minimise the potentially damaging impacts on ecosystems that coffee growing can have we support farmers who use sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. Once picked, coffee processing can be water intensive and food miles to get it here are high. That's why we want to do our part to reduce our impact at origin, by communicating their efforts when talking about their coffee and being as transparent as possible.
Though coffee is our core product we also try to implement best practice when sourcing from other suppliers. Everything from hand soap to printer ink is sourced in accordance with our Environmental Purchasing Policy. This helps us to reduce our impact along our supply chain and gives us opportunity to see where we can improve in the future.
We also try to reduce our Environmental Impact by improving systems in our roastery and cafe operations here in Lancaster. By conducting third party audits on water and energy usage, waste generated and emission produced we can track our performance and set goals for the future with our Environmental Management System.
This helps make sure we follow through with the targets we have set ourselves and that our staff are trained on how to execute them. To simplify how we manage our environmental performance we break down our efforts between our Roastery (wholesale and online) and our Cafe locations.