British coffee brand Lincoln & York has unveiled a sweeping new CSR strategy which aims to “deliver on as many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as possible”, beginning with the elimination of all single-use plastics by 2024.
95% of Lincoln & York’s staff voted in favour of the new strategy. Image: Lincoln & York
Under the strategy, the roaster, which produces 1.5 million cups of coffee annually, has promised to remove all single-use plastics from its products and supply chains and to ensure that 10% of its workforce are local apprentices by 2024.
The latter of these commitments comes under the “local community” pillar of the strategy, which additionally commits Lincoln & York to delivering 100 “charity days” a year,