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Keurig Green Mountain Sets Higher Sustainability Goals

Keurig Green Mountain wants to source 100 percent of its products from its own responsible guidelines, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent and achieve zero waste-to-landfill, all by 2020. The coffee maker, formerly known as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, set these higher targets in its 2013 Sustainability Report. To … Read more »

Hurricane Sandy damage in New York

Starbucks, Unilever Urge White House ‘Prepare for Climate Change’

One year after Superstorm Sandy, which resulted in $70 billion in economic losses, 20 major companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the president’s Climate Action Plan. The corporate signatories of the … Read more »

Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee Reached 4.5% of Global Market

McDonald’s, Caribou Coffee and Green Mountain Coffee are among the companies buying Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee — and attributing to the rapid growth in sustainable coffee sourcing. Last year, 375,000 metric tons of coffee, representing 4.5 percent of global production, was grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, a 45 percent … Read more »

Green Mountain Coffee to Fund Biochar Farming Project

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is helping to fund nonprofit Radio Lifeline’s Black Earth Project, an initiative that uses biochar to help Rwandan farmers mitigate the effects of climate change. Biochar is charcoal produced through the burning of dried biomass in a low- or zero-oxygen environment, a process called pyrolysis. The process … Read more »