The global coffee roaster and service provider has unveiled a new roadmap to drive the company’s sustainability goals, including achieving carbon neutrality and implementing a nature positive approach to its global operations by 2040
UCC Group plans for its own brand coffee products to be 100% sustainably sourced by 2030 | Photo credit: UCC Group
UCC Group has set goals of making its own brand coffee products 100% sustainably sourced by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 as part of a new UCC Sustainability Direction.
In a press release shared by UCC’s Europe division, the coffee roaster and service provider outlined new global goals under the UCC Sustainability Direction roadmap, focusing on having a more positive impact on both nature and people.
UCC Group has set a goal of achieving carbon neutrality and implementing a nature positive approach to all company operations by 2040. The organisation also announced an intermediate goal to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gases by 46% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels.
Additionally, UCC Group plans for its own brand coffee products to be 100% sustainably sourced by 2030, with the people side of the strategy also stating that the company will prioritise having a positive impact on society through both health and education.
Importantly, UCC Group has also established a global sustainability governance system so the sustainability of the group can be steadily promoted. A Global Sustainability Committee will meet monthly to track progress and maintain accountability.
UCC Group is one of the world’s largest coffee roasters and service providers, with annual sales of $2.58bn achieved last year. Based in Kobe, Japan, UCC Group comprises of 76 operating companies across Japan, Asia Pacific and Europe.