Put simply, in the way we behave and the decisions we make, we strive to be a role model business. Our values are not an afterthought. They are what make us.
Treating people with integrity and respect is at the heart of everything we do. That applies in all cases, from the people who grow our tea and coffee to you, our customers. It’s true of the way we treat each other too.
We believe in sustainability so we always trade fairly and responsibly. We buy locally wherever possible and work hard to build lasting, more meaningful partnerships with all our suppliers.
Our Yorkshire Rainforest Project
We aim to set an example when it comes to the environment too. And that means a lot more than just reducing our carbon footprint. Thanks to our Trees For Life appeal, our family business has already planted 3 million trees around the world. Now, we’re on a mission to save an area of rainforest the size of Yorkshire.
Our Yorkshire Rainforest Project is a huge undertaking. But deforestation produces 20% of global carbon emissions, which means the rainforest is essential to the fight against climate change. So it’s simple - save the rainforest, save the planet.
Worlds Apart, Working Together
To start the campaign we’ve joined forces with leading rainforest charity Rainforest Foundation UK to save an area of Peru’s Amazon rainforest. Together we’re helping communities there to protect the forest they’ve lived in for generations.
With everyone from illegal loggers to petrochemical companies looking to usurp their land, it’s a big challenge and we need all the help we can get. To learn more or to find out how to get involved, visit www.yorkshirerainforestproject.co.uk
It’s partly for these reasons that, in the last decade, we’ve been recognised with various accolades. These include the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, the Investors In People award and the Business in the Community Award of Excellence to name but a few.