Origin Coffee

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Certified Since

July 2020

Industry

Food products

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

United Kingdom

Source. Roast. Teach. Brew. Their story begins in 2004. They're one of the UK’s largest speciality roasters, independently-owned and bound by one central ethos; to source exceptional coffee through a sustainable, triple bottom line approach. Their sourcing - led by previous World Cup Taster champion and Q-grader, Freda Yuan – takes a pioneering approach. One of breaking preconceptions. The majority of our coffee is sourced through direct trade. They foster long term partnerships directly with coffee producers around the world; We have a shared responsibility for sustainable practices and to give the end drinker full traceability of what’s in their cup. The roast in Cornwall on environmentally friendly Loring Smart Roasts. When roasting we blend sensory skill and technical expertise in order to respect the individual characteristics of the coffee. They work with the leading lights of UK hospitality, from award-winning speciality coffee shops to prestigious hotel groups. The also have six of our own shops in London and Cornwall, including two at The British Library. Education sits at the heart of our approach and supporting careers in coffee, within our team and the wider industry. Origin is shaped by the desire to empower and enthuse people at every stage of the coffee journey.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Origin Coffee earned an overall score of 81.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
81.9
81.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 11.0

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement0.9
Ethics & Transparency2.5
+ Mission Locked7.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 22.3

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security8.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.1
Career Development2.0
Engagement & Satisfaction4.2

Community 25.8

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion4.1
Economic Impact3.6
Civic Engagement & Giving2.8
Supply Chain Management3.8
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation10.7

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 20.4

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management6.4
Air & Climate5.8
Water0.6
Land & Life4.2
+ Land/wildlife Conservation2.2

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 2.2

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.2


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2020 Overall B Impact Score81.9

Additional Documentation

Transparent Assessment – 2020


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