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Arvid Nordquist Coffee Roastery wins the beverage category at the Sustainable Brand Index 2024

Jenny Nilsson, Marketing Director Coffee & Tea at Arvid Nordquist: "Today we are probably Sweden's happiest coffee roastery. I want to say a big thank you to all our consumers. Sustainability is integral to Arvid Nordquist and this award generates a lot of energy and supports our continuous efforts to become ever more sustainable"

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SOLNA, Sweden – According to the Sustainable Brand Index, Swedish consumers consider Arvid Nordquist Sweden‘s most sustainable brand in the beverage category. The Sustainable Brand Index is Europe’s largest study of consumers’ perception of how well brands deliver in terms of sustainability.

“Today we are probably Sweden’s happiest coffee roastery. I want to say a big thank you to all our consumers. Sustainability is integral to Arvid Nordquist and this award generates a lot of energy and supports our continuous efforts to become ever more sustainable” says Jenny Nilsson, Marketing Director Coffee & Tea at Arvid Nordquist.

Arvid Nordquist sustainability initiatives

Arvid Nordquist has long prioritised environmental and social sustainability and for almost 15 years they have worked actively to reduce our climate footprint. The company considers the entire coffee value chain, and their sustainability policies are linked to the UN’s global sustainability goals, Agenda 2030.

In the coffee industry, climate impacts are predominantly linked to cultivation. Thus, since 2014, every coffee bean bought by Arvid Nordquist is 100% sustainable certified, either by the Rainforest Alliance or by Fairtrade and EU organic/KRAV. These established certification systems set out comprehensive policies to help improve agricultural practices, create safe working conditions, and safeguard employment rights.

The company’s coffee roastery has run on 100% renewable energy since 2017. Their coffee is roasted with the use of biogas and the company’s production is powered by green electricity generated by wind- and water-power. Their energy sources are certified ‘Good environmental choice” and they help them reduce our emission by 1100 tons of CO2e on an annual basis. A saving equivalent to the emission generated by driving a car seven million kilometres.

The company packs tehir coffee in 100% ISCC-certified renewable material based on Nordic tallol. This helps them halve their packaging-related emissions when they compare to conventional material.

Since 2011, Arvid Nordquist has mapped theircarbon emissions along the full coffee value chain. The company continuously seek new ways of reducing their emission further. Where the company cannot reduce, they offset 100% by supporting forest conservation projects in coffee-growing countries.

“We are up to date with the climate impacts of the coffee industry, and we work actively to reduce our emissions. However, the challenges of the future are at the door. In 2025 our new coffee roastery in Järfälla will be ready. Sweden’s first coffee roastery constructed from wood, it will be equipped with modern technology to further reduce our emission. It is incredibly inspiring to continue the development of our sustainability initiatives, and we are happy that our consumers notice and support our efforts,” says Erica Bertilsson, Director of Sustainability & Communications.

About the Sustainable Brand Index

SBI is Europe’s largest independent brand study with a focus on sustainability and has been conducted annually since 2011 by SB Insight in Sweden. The study includes over 80,500 respondents and over 1,600 brands in 36 different industries.

In Sweden, a nationally representative sample of 29,000 respondents was interviewed about 432 brands based on market shares within their industry.

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