Our Partnership with Ecologi for Sustainable Coffee

We are proud to work with Ecologi to offset our carbon emissions

Ecologi is a platform that helps businesses and individuals to make a positive difference for our planet. They empower you to make a difference in reducing emissions and actively participate in climate action. This is achieved by helping you work out your carbon footprint and set goals to reduce it, facilitate funding for climate projects and tree planting projects around the world, allowing any business or individual to contribute to real climate action.

Our Partnership

When we started Bristol Twenty Coffee Company, we knew that we wanted to sell sustainable coffee – we wanted quality and responsibility to define us. But when we took the leap to roasting our own coffee in 2014, that idea of responsibility became paramount. We had to decide how to maintain a focus on quality coffee while being responsible members of the complex supply chain that is coffee.

Bristol Twenty Coffee Co recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods. This has influenced every business decision we make, from the farms we buy from to how we package and deliver the finished product.

We have strived over the years to make sure that every part of the business is thought of through an environmental angle, but no matter how hard you try you can’t get away from the fact that roasting coffee releases carbon back into the environment. So we started looking for a way to counteract this and give back more, which is when we came across Ecologi. Being a Bristol-based company that specialises in this kind of thing, it was a perfect fit.

Speciality Coffee: The story of coffee and climate change

SMEs (small-medium enterprises)  make up 99% of the UK business population and contribute half of all business-driven emissions in the UK. But according to a 2021 survey by the British Business Bank, only 6% are likely to have measured their carbon footprint in the last five years. Ecologi also found that over 4 in 10 (41%) of SMEs would like their business to have a net-zero strategy, but feel confused about how to get started.

The team at Ecologi champion SMEs as green revolutionaries, empowering them on their journey to reduce emissions and take climate action. There are millions of SMEs in the UK and they believe that with the right support, they can help turn the tide on the climate crisis. 

SMEs are powerful enough to make an impact, agile enough to act fast, and unstoppable when working collectively. Just imagine what would happen if every SME rose up and took action as one? It was this idea that really caught us and we knew we had to be a part of it.

Since our partnership with Ecologi we are proud to have achieved 6 months of climate impact, 500 trees funded, 1 year of climate impact and 50 tonnes of CO2e avoided!

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