B Impact Report

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Salt Spring Coffee

Coffee Roasting
Certified Since: February, 2010
Location: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Sector: Manufacturing

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Founded by organic farmers in 1996 on Salt Spring, an island off CanadaÕs West Coast, this coffee pioneer has put social responsibility and sustainability at the cornerstone of its business.

Salt Spring CoffeeÕs high-quality organic beans are now sold, served and enjoyed in cafŽs, restaurants and food stores throughout Canada. The growing company has stayed true to its roots in organic farming with a Fair to Farmer program that creates direct partnerships with the coffee communities where its beans are grown. It funds innovative projects at home and around the world through its 1% for the Planet donations, including co-founding an initiative to help fellow Canadian companies follow its lead in drastically reducing waste sent to landfills, helping isolated Nicaraguan farmers install solar panels to power essentials, and working with a farming co-op run by women in Uganda to connect its members to the great-tasting coffee they produce.

Salt Spring Coffee was recognized in B LabÕs first ÔBest for the WorldÕ list for the effectiveness of its sustainability programs and its commitment to social responsibility and the environment.

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