Peace Coffee

Organic Coffee Roaster and Retailer

Minneapolis, Minnesota

United States

www.peacecoffee.com

About Peace Coffee

Peace Coffee was founded in 1996 with one simple mission; to make memorable coffee that honors the farmer, cares for the planet, empowers its staff, and serves its customers to help change the way we view this beloved drink. We invest in our farmer cooperatives by forming long-term trading relationships and foster consistency by importing coffees with a cooperative of our own. Our roasting operation seeks to minimize environmental impact by delivering coffee via bicycle, occupying a green building, composting waste, and using intermodal transit (e.g., rail, ship, and truck) for our green coffee deliveries. We seek to stand as a bridge for farmers by connecting our customers to the real challenges farmers face through climate change education and advocacy. Coffee is made for conversation, whether with others or within ourselves. We aim to engage in productive dialogue with our partners, staff, and consumers that manifest creative problem solving, nimble processes, and enthusiastic activism for change.

Though we have always stayed true to our commitment of roasting 100% organic and fair trade coffee, we have long wanted to be part of a movement to push ourselves to assess and do better as a whole. B Corp certification propels us forward with a statement about the entirety of our business practices that consumers can trust. It speaks to the root of our company, founded on the idea that our products should bear the highest social and ethical standards while showing that the branches of our business are working in harmony with these ambitions. Certification shows that from how we source our coffee and build our employee benefits to how we deliver our beans by bicycle and offer transparency in our purchasing, every decision and practice is important to our business and impacts our world. Since our founding, we have proven that coffee is not just a commodity but a story that can connect people and places thousands of miles apart. We consider people, profit, and the planet to be equally important to our success, and B Corp certification connects us to a broad movement of people using business as a force for good™.

The Change We Seek®

From each coffee cherry picked to each bag of coffee we place on the shelf, our purpose is simple: infuse positive change into every thread of our business. We strive to have integrity in our relationships, be transparent in our transactions, and use creativity and thoughtfulness to inspire others to seek a better way of consuming. We want people to ask questions about their products and to hold businesses like ours accountable to the claims we make. We want to encourage dialogue between the farmer and consumer that not only highlights quality but also emphasizes stewardship and impact, the ideal end being our collective practices and purchases pursue a secure and sustainable future for all involved in the chain."

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2017
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.

22
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.

17
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
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.

54
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.

17
6
Overall B Score
110
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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