The 7th Annual Sustainable Business Awards, a program sponsored by the Sustany Foundation, in conjunction with the Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay, Inc. and the University of Tampa Center for Ethics, honors Tampa Bay business that demonstrate stewardship of people, the planet and their profit. — Java Planet Organic Coffee Roasters was a big winner at last year’s awards, but has not taken the recognition for granted, striving for even better best practices throughout their business model, to give customers, staff and the earth a better experience from their business.
The company not only buys 100% fair trade coffee, but has now also insisted the coffee is shade grown for the best flavor maturation, and is bird friendly, with beans handpicked outside mating season so as not to destroy birds’ natural habitats and nests. The coffee is also organic, never touched by chemicals or preservatives at any point in its lifespan.
Java Planet is also fully committed to carbon offsetting, and while they import beans from selected growers around the world, they ensure the footprint left behind by both importing and then shipping to customers is minimized. They have even taken their staff wellness policies further, with new flexible working to fit in around families and other important commitments.
A spokesperson for Java Planet Organic Coffee explained, “Java Planet was so thrilled and honored to receive recognition last year for where our business stood, but we immediately knew we could not afford to rest on our laurels. There is always more work to be done when creating a better future for our children’s children, and that’s why we are continually analysing our business practices and improving our policies to make sure we are not just economically profitable, but ecologically profitable, as well as being a kind and nurturing environment for staff.”
About Java Planet Organic Coffee: Java Planet Organic Coffee Roasters is a family owned company based in Tampa Florida. The company is owned and operated by Jennifer and Mike Simmons, who founded Java Planet in 2009. The online store features a wide variety of beans from different growing regions. Java Planet provides 100% certified organic and fair trade coffee.
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