From day one, Union has been a mission-driven business with the goal to create sustainable livelihoods for coffee producers, whilst spreading the joy of speciality coffee to the world. Our Union was started to fight inequality in the coffee supply chain, and we want to lead by example. Creating positive impact is engrained in what we do and we’re building our business to maintain and grow the impact we make. To be a business for the future, for everyone.

To be true to our mission we must understand our influence and hold ourselves accountable for our actions. Our Impact Strategy – a dashboard that tracks all our various outcomes – ensures we do this.

Quality of Life, Quality of Business, Quality of Coffee. Our Impact Strategy focuses on the health and well-being of people and planet, building stronger communities and future-proofing our supply of speciality coffee. Through this platform, we’ve established specific goals and initiatives as we continue to positively affect our team, communities and the environment. Our award-winning sourcing initiative, Union Direct Trade, encompasses and touches on all these pillars with a focus on farmers at origin. We continue to be a business for the future, for everyone.

Our Impact Strategy supports the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

1. End poverty in all its form everywhere
5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 
8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
10. Reduce inequality within and among countries 
11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient & sustainable
12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13.Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss