It’s about stewardship of people, planet, and our product. For over a decade, it has been a crucial element in how we conduct our business.
When prices on the commodities market fell far below the cost of production in the mid-90s, we started to think differently about the work we needed to do to support and strengthen our supply chain. We began to pay premiums for our green coffees and looked for ways to bolster the communities upon which we all depend for our coffees.
We are committed to preserving the communities and ecosystems that make coffee flourish. At origin, all of our work prioritizes and supports environmental conservation, involves our partners to ensure collaboration, and can be categorized into three interdependent areas, our "3-E's":
RGC's long-term suppliers are the strategic partners with whom we orchestrate relationship projects, facilitating roaster participation in efforts to collaborate directly with coffee-growing communities.
These efforts strive to strengthen our supply and roaster partnerships through:
Working with nature guides all of our efforts because we all depend on these precious resources globally.
Knowledge and technologies are developed to: