– We are very focused on making our farm socially and environmentally sustainable, a continuous process that is at the heart of every decision that we take. There is an abundance of literature and debate surrounding the concept of sustainability but we look at it very simply: what do we think the consequences of our actions on the farm today will be in 10 years or even 20 years time? Our values when considering this question are equally simple: each year we want to be leaving the farm in an improved social, environmental and economic condition compared to where it was the year before.
How do we judge what is an improvement to the farm? For us this means providing better working conditions for the employees, through access to more secure jobs, healthcare services, education opportunities and raising the general level of living standards. We mean respecting, caring for and nurturing the beautiful environment around us, including protecting wildlife habitats, minimising water pollution and waste, reducing soil erosion and recycling waste where possible, or dealing with it appropriately. And we mean using modern but sensitive farm management and agricultural husbandry techniques that will allow for better coffee to be produced in a more efficient and stable manner.
The aim is to benefit ALL of the stakeholders in the farm today and in the future: the natural environment, the owners, the employees and community, and our fine speciality coffee-loving customers.