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Giving Back

We are committed to donating 2% of our annual revenue to charitable organisations, read on to discover our ethical partnerships and our support or local, national and international community projects.

1% for the Planet

We take our environmental responsibility seriously and choose to give 1% of our annual turnover to accredited local environmental projects.

Girls Gotta Run

We sell all of our used coffee sacks for £1 which we donate to this Ethiopian non-profit organisation set up to empower woman and their communities.

Social Bite

We donate £1 from the sale of all 250g bags of our Social Bite Blend collaboration to support those experiencing homelessness in Scotland.

Green Heart Growers and Wash House Garden

Together with Green City Wholefoods Coop we donate £1 from the sale of all 250g bags of our Dear Green City Blend to support this local community garden project.

Stumping Project

We donate annually to this project to allow coffee producers in Ethiopia to gain a higher future yield from their coffee trees. 

Frontline Fuel

Thanks to a collaboration with Falcon Specialty, one of our green bean suppliers, we roasted and delivered coffee to NHS workers locally to keep hydration stations replenished and fully caffeinated during the time of COVID-19 lockdowns. 

Three Roasters

An annual collaboration project with donations made to Women's Fund for Scotland.

The Circle

Volunteering our time in support of this woman's rights charity. In 2022 we supported the International Women's Day fundraiser and our founder is on the fundraising committee for the Scottish Circle. 

Glasgow Coffee Festival

We are the founders and organisers of Scotland's biggest coffee party! All profits since 2014 have been donated to nominated charities annually including to Glasgow City Mission. Most recently to The Deanston Bakery Ukrainian Fundraiser.

Revive Eco

These local ethical entrepreneurs collect used coffee grounds from many of our wholesale partners, repurpose them and offer a circular economy solution.

Circular Glasgow

We proudly engage with this local network to remain educated and informed on how we update and implement better practice into our processes.

World Coffee Research

We contribute to ensuring a sustainable future for coffee by donating a percentage of our profits to fund ongoing research. 

 

 

 

Local Community

Supporting young people. Thanks to local organisation Hub International we regularly support schools with barista training and SCA qualifications. We are also on the Poverty Alliance Hospitality Steering Group, promoting a Real Living Wage for all. In 2022 we also donated to the Garnetbank school fundraising auction.

Our support of our local community extends to regular donations for raffles, fundraisers and community projects and sponsoring sporting events like Caledonian Gladiators and the Body and Soul Festive Food Bank Dash.

In 2022 Dear Green have made regular Food Bank donations and sponsored the The Blankfaces coffee mornings to offer a safe, warm and friendly place with a free coffee to those affected by homelessness. 

Our team also volunteer on projects of their choice during working hours.

 

Certifications

The Organic Food Federation

We are certified to roast and supply organically grown coffee. 

SALSA

We are accredited for Safe and Local Supplier Approval giving proof to our customers that we have a fully traceable and 'food safe' product.

Glasgow Allotment Association: Bi-products from our roasting process, coffee chaff and Grain Pro Bags are collected and reused on local allotments!

The Coffee Quality Institute

We are licensed graders for this non-profit organisation which works internationally to improve the quality of coffee and the lives of people who produce it.

Real Living Wage

We have proudly supported and promoted this movement for equality and fairness since we were established in 2011.

B Corporation Certified

We certified B Corporation in December 2020 and are proudly part of a global community that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. They’re the building blocks of a new system, creating a positive impact and bringing real, lasting change in the business world.

Good Business Charter

We have been recognised by the Good Business Charter as being a UK organisation that has responsible business practices.

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