Green Mountain Coffee Roasters joins The Sustainability Consortium's packaging working group, which collaborates to improve opportunities and life cycle hotspots regarding packaging
September 3, 2013
– The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is pleased to welcome Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) as a new member. GMCR will be participating in the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture working group, as well as the Electronics and Packaging working groups. The company will also participate in the General Merchandise Committee where knowledge products for small appliances, like personal coffee makers, are made.
As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, GMCR is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating a portion of its profits to social and environmental projects.
“We’ve used Life Cycle Assessment internally for years to inform our decisions,” said Monique Oxender, Senior Director of Sustainability for GMCR. “It’s exciting to be able to share our experience and learn from others.”
“Having Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. join TSC brings great expertise in beverage and agriculture, as well as small appliances. We are excited to begin the collaboration and enhance our tools around the social and environmental opportunities in the production of coffee,” said Sarah Lewis, Working Group Director at TSC. “We are looking forward to working with the team at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in both the development of measurement and reporting tools, and in expanding the scope of on-going innovation projects.”
The Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector is TSC’s largest sector and includes other iconic consumer brands such as Kellogg’s, MillerCoors and PepsiCo, Inc. All TSC members will be joining together October 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia for The Sustainability Consortium’s Fall Member Summit.
About The Sustainability Consortium
TSC is an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 Trillion. The Sustainability Consortium is jointly administered by Arizona State University and University of Arkansas with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands and has recently launched an office in China. Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsortium.org
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