Farmer Bros. Co., a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products, announced today that it has been awarded McDonald’s 2017 U.S.A. Supplier Sustainability Award.
This award recognizes suppliers that incorporate the 3 “E’s” of Ethics, Environment and Economics into their business. The winner incorporates sustainability goals into their business, tracks performance, shares their story and sets expectations within the supply chain and their company.
“We are honored to receive this award. Sustainability is a core value at Farmer Brothers and central to our business practice,” says Mike Keown, CEO of Farmer Brothers.
Molly Laverty, Sustainability Director for Farmer Brothers, accepted the award on behalf of the Company. “Partnering with customers like McDonald’s in sourcing coffee sustainably helps strengthen coffee-growing communities and advances coffee as a sustainable agricultural product,” commented Molly.
Farmer Brothers new LEED Silver Certified headquarters facility and company commitment to Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) contributed to the company earning the award. The Company’s sustainability program also includes collaborations with the Committee on Sustainability Assessment, Conservation International as a member of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, World Coffee Research and other partners in the coffee industry. Through partnerships with customers like McDonald’s the Company is working to advance sustainability within the coffee industry.