Jasper Coffee

Roasted Coffee, Drinking Chocolate, Sugar & Instant Coffee for Buinesses & Homes

Melbourne, Victoria

Australia

www.jaspercoffee.com

About Jasper Coffee

Jasper Coffee is dedicated to re-humanizing the coffee supply chain, and has formed strong relationships across the Coffee world in their exploration and adventure into the unknown. The company stocks Australia’s largest selection of Single Origin Beans, Blends, Fair Trade, Organic & Specialty Coffees, and accepts into their repertoire only coffees with distinctions of flavour, body, and aroma that satisfy the palate. However, Jasper Coffee’s business goes beyond coffee to include a selection of quality products, such as Drinking Chocolate, Sugar and Instant Coffee, all Certified Fair Trade and Organic.

Sustainability has always shaped Jasper Coffee’s business ethos. Decisions to roast shade grown coffees, use compostable packaging, drive Hybrid vehicles and develop the economic and social benefits we direct to producers, has manifested into the company achieving Organic, Fair Trade and Carbon Neutral Certifications. Jasper Coffee has continually strived to partner with coffee growers, through initiatives such as Fair Trade, the Cafe Femenino Project, and in partnership with World Vision Australia, helping farmers in the Kochore Project, HAMA Co-op Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. By directly returning a percentage of profit from the sale of the coffee from the HAMA Co-op, Jasper Coffee contributed more than $98,000 to this project. The funding and the success of the partnership has contributed significantly to see the Hama Co-op’s strength and focus rebuild their community, improve coffee yield and quality, and deliver their brilliant coffee to the international market.

In December 2015 Jasper Coffee embarked on building a partnership to support the Red Dust Heelers program and to bring Fair Trade into its own backyard. Based on the World Vision Kochore Project model, a percentage of profit from the sales of RED DUST the Coffee is directed to the Heelers program. Co-ordinated by the Outback Academy this funding contributes to further the Heelers Program which implements mentoring and the healing of the cultural or other hurt of young indigenous and disadvantaged youth around Australia. Like Fair Trade cooperatives, this is an empowering program for the participants where individuals are taught skills to facilitate a more positive aspiration to life. This in turn, becomes valuable to their personal livelihood and the communities in which they live and grow. The partnership and the continued funding contribution provided by Jasper Coffee will enable the program to expand and facilitate further trainers for the rollout of this already successful program.

At Jasper Coffee we are consistently forging new ground. After 5 rigorous months of answering hundreds of questions about the operations, sustainability, morality, ethics, governance and supplier relationships of our Company, Jasper Coffee has become the first and only coffee company in Australia to join the International ranks and standing of companies, who can claim to be at the highest World standing of social and environmental responsibility. We believe this Certification sits above and encompasses Fairtrade, Organic and Carbon Neutral and truly demonstrates that we care about the way we operate and think.

The Change We Seek®

B Corp Certification is an acclamation that Jasper Coffee uses their business is a force for good. Through their products and practices, they aspire and demonstrate benefits and relationship for their stakeholders. In this, Jasper Coffee recognises that they are merely a conduit between the Coffee Producers and the Consumers. Through their efforts they have supported communities at origin who struggle to become self- sufficient. Their Company, along with all their staff, accept that they all rely on each other to sustain a livelihood where environment, product, sales and quality of life and workplace, all matter. So beyond the manifestation of Fair Trade, Organic, Carbon Neutrality, Jasper Coffee now harnesses all these significant milestones under the umbrella of B Corp. Jasper Coffee has met the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, governance and accountability, and so we are using the power of markets and relationships to help solve just some, social and environmental problems. We recognise what does matter by what our matter does.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2016
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.

25
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
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.

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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.

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Overall B Score
85
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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