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Australia’s Market Lane Coffee attains B Corp certification

The coffee chain and roaster has joined 5,000+ companies around the world that have achieved 80 points or more after completing the rigorous B Corp assessment process

Earlier this year Market Lane announced that it had become 100% carbon neutral | Photo credit: Market Lane


Australian coffee chain and roaster Market Lane has become the latest coffee company to attain B Corp certification. 

Founded in 2009, Market Lane operates seven stores across Melbourne, Australia. It scored 96.8 in its B Impact Assessment, compared to a global average of 50.9. 

B Corp certification evaluates a company’s performance across five impact areas –governance, workers, community, environment, and customers – ­to produce a holistic assessment operational impact. 

Candidates must score a minimum of 80 points across impact areas to become B Corp-certified and must recomplete the assessment every three years. 

Market Lane promotes an emphasis on environmentally sustainable practices alongside ethical and transparent relationships with its coffee farmers as key pillars of its business. 

Earlier this year Market Lane announced that it had become 100% carbon neutral. Since 2019 the company has installed solar panels at its roastery and head office, diverted coffee grounds and organic waste from landfill via organic recycling and partnered with carbon neutral suppliers, including fellow B Corp Minor Figures, which supplies oatmilk to Market Lane’s seven stores. 

Market Lane’s certification follows that of the company’s sister business Melbourne Coffee Merchants in August 2022, as well as global coffee pod giant Nespresso and UK specialty coffee roaster Union Hand Roasted Coffee, which announced B Corp certification in April 2022.   

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