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Sustainability

Great coffee starts at the source

Our supply chain spans the world, from farms in the coffee bean belt that circles the globe to the factories across Asia and Europe that build our appliances and other products. We’re committed to addressing social, environmental, and business challenges throughout this complex and varied supply chain. Our 2020 targets demonstrate this commitment and how we’re going beyond responsibility to improve the resiliency of the people and lands that support our products.

2020 targets

Source 100% of primary agricultural and manufactured products according to established Keurig Green Mountain responsible sourcing guidelines.

Engage 1 million people in our supply chains to significantly improve their livelihoods, including water security and climate resilience.

Working with communities helps us know where our coffee is coming from

When we know who produces our coffee and other products, we are closer to knowing how they produce them. That insight helps us make more informed purchasing decisions as we drive toward our responsible sourcing targets. Learn about our standards in our Responsible Sourcing Supplier Guidelines.

68%

Traceable Coffee*

43M

Pounds of Fair Trade Certified coffee purchased

$9M

In community development premium funds for coffee farmers

*Via certification or Keurig’s traceability program.

Improving livelihoods

Significantly improving the livelihoods of 1 million people in our supply chains is no easy task, and we intentionally chose a challenging target. To meet it, we’re partnering with organizations with expertise in building the capabilities of local organizations and people.


We improve livelihoods in coffee-growing communities by focusing on three primary solutions with our partners. To date, we have supported 282,220 individuals to significantly improve their livelihoods through projects that we fund.

Improving farming techniques

8,165

people in coffee-farming households improved their farming by implementing techniques like soil conservation, composting, and cover cropping in their coffee and basic grain production.

1,304

people live in households where women have established microbusinesses to provide their families with income beyond their coffee earnings.

32,565

people in 6,513 coffee-growing families have increased the number of months of food self-sufficiency.

2,420

people in 515 coffee-growing households are now consuming a more diverse diet, including more animal protein.

Addressing local water issues and planning for changes in climate

3,172

people have better access to drinking water; ongoing monitoring shows improved service and long-term sustainability.

71,475

people live in households that now purify and store their drinking water safely.

6,500

people live in households that have adopted practices that support the proper use and protection of water and soil.

30,000+

people have improved drinking water thanks to upgrades made to 13 water systems.

Strengthening farmer organizations

16,188

people live in households that received loans to replant aged or infected coffee trees.