At Taylors, we operate a unique sourcing approach that is designed to support the communities we buy tea and coffee from. We build strong relationships with our suppliers and through our Value Chain Investment work and we collaborate on community projects every year with our suppliers. This includes work that mitigates and reduces our impact on the climate and while we may not be setting up new offsetting projects, we will still be offsetting our emissions with TIST and working with our suppliers to achieve Net Zero ambitions. This includes climate resilience and livelihood improvement for farmers, tree planting, and maintaining CarbonNeutral® company certification, while redirecting other investments from CarbonNeutral® product certification to projects that will reduce the main contributors of our carbon footprint – the growing, processing and exporting of products we buy.
Net Zero is no small task, and will likely take us decades of hard work, but during this time we will be making a difference through projects that reduce our emissions. Our aim is to reduce 90% of the emissions we put into the atmosphere and offset the final 10%. When we know how we will achieve this and how long it will take, we’ll let you know so you can track our progress and keep informed about the work we are doing.