Climate change is having a detrimental impact on global coffee production, with drastic consequences for producers around the world. As a result, Matthew Algie has had every reason to take a proactive and holistic approach to mitigation and adaption. This led to it recently becoming the first coffee roastery in the world to achieve the coveted carbon neutral Gold Standard.
One Carbon World is an initiative that aims to reduce climate change and assists organisations in achieving carbon neutrality over the next four years. Working with One Carbon World, Matthew Algie verified its carbon footprint methodology and results, and offset its emissions by purchasing certified credits from a tree planting project in Uruguay and a wind energy project in India.
A spokesperson for Matthew Algie said: “We are proud to be the first roastery in the world to achieve the carbon neutral Gold Standard. As part of our commitment to net zero emissions, we have also now joined the UN Climate Neutral Now Initiative. Launched in 2015, this scheme aims to encourage and support all levels of society in taking action to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century, as set out in the Paris Agreement.”