Throughout the many years we’ve been sourcing and roasting coffee, we’ve seen the challenges faced by coffee farmers first hand. Factors like climate change, urban migration and low profitability all threaten the livelihoods of smallholder coffee farmers, so developing revolutionary new ways of working is essential.
Since the mid-1990s we have:
We are committed to sustainably sourcing and producing tea, hot chocolate and many other products. We give back to the community, both at origin and on a local level. Our Glasgow roastery is the first coffee roastery in the world to achieve the Carbon Neutral Gold Standard. And we’re not stopping there. We recognise that there’s so much more that we could be doing and see this as an opportunity to set meaningful priorities and take genuine and radical steps in the right direction.
Our Net Zero by 2040 roadmap is a more comprehensive vision of the actions we need to take to minimise our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in line with the latest climate science. Complementary to this, our 2023-24 goals give us strategic direction up until 2025. This will lay the foundations for our net zero journey, and bring alignment in the time periods that we will work towards for our environmental, social and economic sustainability objectives.
Our five-pillar plan sets out our sustainable and development goals:
Developing relationships with stakeholders along the coffee supply chain. This focuses on ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability
Delivering consistency in our approach to sustainable sourcing across our Espresso Warehouse, machines and internal products
Reducing our environmental impact at our operational sites
Ensuring Matthew Algie is a great place to work and that we invest in our staff.
Fulfilling our social responsibility by engaging with our community