GLASGOW, UK – Leading specialist coffee roaster, Matthew Algie, has formalised its long-standing commitment to sustainability by publishing their very first Sustainability Report. The report celebrates some of the key milestones they’ve achieved on their journey so far – from launching the UK’s first Fairtrade certified espresso back in 1997 to winning the 2Degrees Award for their collaborative project with the San Juan del Oro cooperative in 2015. It also details their strategic five-year sustainability plan.
This encompasses the work they do with coffee farmers at origin, reducing the business’s overall carbon footprint as well as investing in their employees.
Ewan Reid, Managing Director at Matthew Algie, comments: “The purpose of the report is to evaluate the work we have done so far- and to shape our direction of travel for the next five years. Our intention is to deepen the impact of the work we do – and to formalise the way in which we monitor and report on progress.”.
Amy Oroko, Sustainability Manager at Matthew Algie also commented: “Our approach starts with coffee and our commitment to be a dependable partner for the farmers in our supply chains, many of whom operate in environmentally, socially or economically challenging contexts.
Beyond this, our commitment to sustainability permeates the way we source other products, and ensures that we continually pursue reductions in our environmental impact, create a better place to work and meaningfully invest back into our coffee community.”
Visit the Matthew Algie website to read the full report: http://www.matthewalgie.com/about/sustainability/.