Monochrome Coffee Co.

Organic, single origin Tanzanian coffee beans

Melbourne, VIC

Australia

www.monochromecoffee.co

About Monochrome Coffee

Monochrome Coffee Co. is a social enterprise coffee company. They're socially-minded coffee snobs, out to empower people to change the world now.

The world around us is shaped by the decisions we make as individuals. How you treat people, what you do with your time, and where you spend your hard-earned coin has a big impact.

You don’t always know the impact you’re going to have on the world so they want to make sure you’re empowered in your choices. Not only are their beans organic and bought from small-holder coffee farmers, but MCco.’s profits fund programs in Tanzania through their parent organisation. Each program is designed to empower youth to live extraordinary lives and be leaders in their communities.

So relax, with MCco. making a difference is as easy as buying your morning coffee – in fact, it’s one and the same.

For us, being a B Corp is important because of what it means. It is a governance framework that ensures that we always uphold the highest standards. It demonstrates our stand to our customers and partners and communicates our commitment that business is used as a force for good.

The Change We Seek®

Monochrome Coffee Co. was established to support and grow the impact work that is done by Monochrome International, a not-for-profit that was founded in 2012 by Founder & Director, Whitney.

Monochrome International is a not-for-profit organisation empowering youth to live extraordinary lives and be leaders in their communities. Their team is committed that everyone finds what they love, do it, do it really well and do it a lot! How cool would it be if everyone was really doing what they love and fulfilling on what is important to them?! They are clear that if every person on our planet were doing what they love the world would be a different place.

So far their programs have been run in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. Their core programs are their Sponsorship Program and their Empowering Parenting Seminar.

See: http://www.monochromeinternational.org/.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2017
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

23
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

53
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

6
6
Overall B Score
83
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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