The UK-based coffee subscription and delivery company has achieved coveted B Corp certification in acknowledgement of its 'ethics-first' approach, commitment to carbon neutrality and sustainable business practices
Pact Coffee announced that its Surrey-based roastery became carbon-neutral in April 2022 | Photo credit: Pact Coffee
UK-based coffee subscription company Pact Coffee has credited an ‘ethics-first’ approach and its carbon-neutral UK roastery for helping it attain B Corp certification.
To certify as a B Corp, companies undergo a rigorous audit process across five areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers, and achieve an overall score of 80.
Pact Coffee achieved an overall score of 85.4.
The subscription company’s Surrey-based roastery reached Scope 1&2 emission carbon-neutrality in April 2022. Pact Coffee is also seeking to make its Scope 3 emissions carbon-neutral soon.
“We’ve been a mission led, ethics-first company from day one, with the work we do with farmers in 10 countries, paying a premium for the incredible beans we source and developing lasting relationships as we continue to grow. This year we have also focused on our impact closer to home, for example making our roastery carbon-neutral. B Corps are the businesses making a real difference in the current climate, and we have wanted to be part of this movement for a very long time. This is a very proud day for us,” said Paul Turton, CEO, Pact Coffee.
Pact Coffee’s certification follows that of global coffee pod giant Nespresso, UK-based oatmilk and ready-to-drink coffee brand Minor Figures, and UK specialty coffee roaster Union Hand, which all announced B Corp certification in April 2022.
UK coffee roasters Chimney Fire Coffee and Exhale Coffee, as well as Australia’s Melbourne Coffee Merchants, also achieved B Corp certification in August 2022.