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Sustainability

Coffee Sustainability Investments

At Keurig Green Mountain, we’re committed to truly great coffee that promotes the greater good – so growers can live better lives, farmlands can prosper, and coffee can thrive for generations to come. We address key social and environmental issues in the supply chain through responsible sourcing strategies, collaboration, and targeted investments to achieve impact.

Our programming directly engages coffee farmers, workers, and their families through investments that advance:
  1. Improving Farming Techniques: Promote integrated agricultural extension services that build farmer capacity to sustainably increase yields and quality of their anchor crop (i.e., coffee), while also encouraging income diversification, strengthening their resilience to external shocks and food scarcity.
  2. Addressing local water issues and planning for changes in climate: Increase access to potable water for supply chain communities and improve water management for productive use in watersheds where we source.  Promote climate- and water-smart production practices and the optimal use of resources to protect ecosystems and improve producer's ability to adapt to climate change.
  3. Strengthening farmer organizations: Strengthen the capacity of farmer organizations’ to provide value-added services to farmers, including access to credit, agronomic assistance, inputs, quality assurance, and differentiated market channels.
We also support gender and generational inclusion as a cross-cutting theme, by creating preferential opportunities for women and next generation farmers in our supply chain programming.

Keurig Green Mountain requires all grant recipients to report on the expenditure of grant funds and progress of the project. Reporting expectations and requirements are outlined in the Keurig Green Mountain Monitoring & Evaluation Guide in English. The primary objective of the guide is to facilitate more standardized reporting of progress, impacts, changes and/or needs of funded projects.

Keurig Green Mountain’s grant application process is by invitation only. We do not offer an open letter of intent for unsolicited proposals.