Respecting the environment
from source to cup
Proud Supporters of Fairtrade
"I was in Nicaragua viewing the
extraordinary things the Soppexcca
farmers do in association with

Peter Gaynor – Fairtrade Ireland Executive Director

The first Irish carbon neutral coffee company

We became the first certified Carbon Neutral coffee company in Ireland in 2009. We never rest on our laurels. Since then we have taken further steps to reduce emissions through energy management programmes and waste reduction measures. Any remaining emissions are neutralised through carbon offsetting, through such initiatives as a reforestation project within a coffee growing community in Peru and, more recently, in educational coffee programs helping farmers improve quality and yields at Comisuyl in Honduras. The money represents Bewley’s on-going commitment to dispersing our carbon credit offset purchases amongst smaller Co-Ops who need such funding most, and where sustainable initiatives are being undertaken.

To read more about our partnership with Comisuyl, read the story here.

Our sense of responsibility

Our sense of responsibility extends far further than coffee farms and tea gardens. We believe in being ethical and responsible in everything we do and conducting our business in a manner that improves the health of the planet and the lives of all those we deal with. Since 2006 we have reduced our CO2 emissions per tonne of manufactured product by 62% and since 2010 we reduced our waste to landfill by 84%. In 2016 we celebrated our 20th year of involvement with Fairtrade Ireland. As the first company to introduce a Fairtrade product onto the Irish market, we have just announced that by the end of 2016

we will further grow our direct links with coffee producers in developing countries by converting all of our branded fresh coffee products to Fairtrade. We’re proud of our progress but there’s always more work to be done. We constantly review our practices and set new sustainability goals. Sometimes the solution requires a technological leap. Whether it’s new low energy usage coffee equipment or a reduction on packaging weight, we are committed to developing new greener products, services and systems.

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