Blue Bottle Coffee has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2024 which it says is a significant next step towards achieving its long-term sustainability goals.
Blue Bottle says it will attain this carbon neutrality by reducing as much GHG emissions as possible, working with coffee producers to adopt sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices. The brand then plans to support any other GHG emissions through offsetting projects.
“Since our founding in 2002, sustainability has been a core value at Blue Bottle. Sustainability for us means caring for people and planet,” says Karl Strovink, CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee.
“We are steadfast in providing guests with the highest quality coffee and cafe experience without the need to compromise on our values.”
In 2020, Blue Bottle upheld its commitment of compensating the GHG emissions caused by its e-commerce business in America. In 2021, the company says it focused on four key areas to reduce its GHG emissions: coffee sourcing, electricity, dairy, and waste.
Within these areas, significant changes to Blue Bottles business operations and supplier partnerships have been noted.
In coffee sourcing, Blue Bottle completed its first round of sustainable auditing across a majority of its coffee purchasing. These audit reports will help Blue Bottle integrate climate targets into its work with coffee suppliers.
Blue Bottle has also made multi-year commitments to purchase high-quality, registry-certified agricultural carbon credits. These are produced by Carbon by Indigo, which supports US farmers transitioning from conventional to sustainable agriculture practices.
In 2022 the company also plans to publish an accelerated roadmap, indicating how it will further achieve carbon neutrality by 2024.
“We invite guests to join us in forging positive change—from wasting less and reusing more to adopting new product offerings with lower environmental footprints—we are committed to accelerating progress but cannot do this alone,” says Strovink.
“We hope our guests will join us in taking bold steps on climate action, one cup of coffee and one day at a time.”
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