Farmer Brothers Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Farmer Bros Co’s recently-released 2016 Sustainability Report shows the company made significant sustainability strides across its supply chain, including CO2e and diesel emission reductions. Farmer Bros is a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products, headquartered in Northlake, Texas.

“We are actively reinforcing our commitment to continuous improvement by holding ourselves accountable to measurable goals that impact people, profit and planet,” says Molly Laverty, director of sustainability. “In addition to the progress we’ve made within our organisation, Farmer Brothers achieved a significant goal as the first coffee focused company to earn approval for its Science Based Targets.”

During 2016, Farmer Bros made considerable progress against its sustainability goals, including:

  • 7.2% reduction in CO2e emitted per kg of coffee sold.
  • 83.9% of the company’s coffee importers have committed to uphold the UN Global Compact in their businesses.
  • 250K gallon reduction in diesel emissions into the atmosphere.

The company is committed to advancing its social, environmental and economic development (SEED) goals by aligning with core compliance to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and CDP. Working toward the SBTi goals is the natural, next step in evolving the company’s sustainability programme.

Farmer Brothers’ full Sustainability Report, along with the accompanying material issue briefs, can be viewed at: www.farmerbros.com/2016-Sustainability-Report.pdf.

Founded in 1912, Farmer Bros Co’s product lines include organic, direct trade and sustainably produced coffee as well as hot and iced teas, cappuccino mixes, spices, and baking/biscuit mixes. The company’s primary brands include: Farmer Brothers, Artisan Collection by Farmer Brothers, Superior, Metropolitan, Cain’s, McGarvey and China Mist.

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