At Taylors, we rely on our suppliers
to grow consistently great quality coffee – so we work extremely hard to build long-lasting relationships with them, investing in their communities and their environment to help ensure both are thriving and resilient. We pay fair, sustainable prices and a premium for quality – and our buyers regularly visit the farms and co-operatives we buy from. We've outlined our commitment to ethical trading in depth here.
Fairtrade, UTZ Certified and Rainforest Alliance
certifications have a huge impact on improving social and environmental standards – and all of the coffee we buy comes from independently certified farms and co-operatives. We’ve helped existing suppliers who weren't certified to work towards the scheme that suits them best, helping to reduce the environmental impact of each farm – from introducing natural water filtration schemes, to preventing soil erosion through better farming techniques. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s something we’re incredibly proud of.
in ethical, sustainable trade goes beyond certification schemes. Since 2009, we have been working with FRICH, a UK Government Challenge Fund which works to improve the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa. Furthermore, our own grant scheme invites suppliers to apply for match funding towards projects which will benefit their communities - from classrooms and crèches to recycling and clean drinking water. You can read more about FRICH and grants here.
are increasingly affected by unpredictable weather conditions like heavy rains, droughts and frost, so providing farmers with the knowledge to adapt to climate change is another area we are investing in. We can’t stop it, but we can help to combat it. Over the years we’ve planted three million trees – and our latest tree project aims to protect an area of tropical forest the size of Yorkshire, by making a donation for every pack sold. You can find out more about that here.