Amavida Coffee and Trading

Coffee

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

United States

www.amavida.com

About Amavida

Amavida Coffee and Tea is an importer, roaster, and purveyor of Organic and Fair Trade specialty coffees. Amavida operates multiple cafes in the Florida Panhandle, and maintains a thriving coffee roaster and wholesale operation that focuses on providing the highest-quality Organic and Fair Trade coffees in the industry.
 
Amavida is a member of Cooperative Coffees, a green coffee-importing cooperative comprised of 23 community-based roasters throughout the United States and Canada. Cooperative Coffees shares Amavida’s vision to promote transparent Fair Trade and sustainable development alternatives, and believes that the Fair Trade movement goes beyond the importation of fairly traded coffee and products. Working together, Amavida and Coop Coffees promote fair buying practices and work to ensure that partnering farming communities are being properly cared for and educated.

We believe that true fair trade is essential to creating a sustainable, honorable, and virtuous business. This occurs by building long-lasting, deep-rooted relationships with farmers and by creating a rightful partnership; we pay what is well earned and deserved. Amavida Coffee and Tea shares the vision of B Corp to redefine success in business by creating higher quality jobs and improving the quality of life for our community, as well as the communities of our trade partners.

The Change We Seek®

“Amavida” joins the Spanish words “amar” (to love) and “vida” (life). By using “love for life” as a guiding principle, Amavida conducts business with a strong ethical foundation and sense of fairness. Amavida’s Organic and Fair Trade coffees are indispensible to the farmers who produce them, because they are guaranteed to receive a fair price for their product. In exchange for a fair price, the farmers practice high quality, eco-friendly farming that helps protect the environment and ensures exceptional products. Amavida is committed constantly seeking new ways to be an exemplary and friendly organization to their employees, customers, farmers, environment, suppliers, and community.
 
Always striving to support sustainable practices and environmental stewardship, Amavida is a board member of On The Ground Global, a non-profit organization that coordinates community development and support projects in Mexico, Ethiopia, Palestine, and Congo. On The Ground has created significant, positive, and enduring change by the benefit of clean water, education, women’s empowerment, and economic opportunity.
 
Amavida Coffee and Tea wants to drive a global movement towards higher standards in the workplace. Through improving community involvement, environmental impact, and employee benefits, businesses can be advocates for change.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

28
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

20
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

68
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

18
6
Overall B Score
133
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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