Green Practices

Doing the right thing is embedded in what we do every day. Our commitment to sustainability ensures quality ingredients even before we prepare your meal or snack. We have the same guarantee with packaged food and drinks. Here are a few components of our platform for coffee:

Bird Friendly Certification Logo

Bird Friendly: This certification from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center encourages the production of shade-grown coffee and the conservation of migratory birds.

USDA Organic Logo

Organic: Coffee sold as certified organic is produced under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program standards.

Rainforest Alliance Certified Logo

Rainforest Alliance: This non-governmental agency works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use and business practices.


Fair Trade: This guarantees farmers a minimum price for their products and connects farmers directly with importers, helping to create long-term sustainability.

Shade Grown Certification

Shade Grown: This coffee is produced from coffee plants grown under a canopy of trees to incorporate the principles of natural ecology in the growing process.

CAFE Practices Certification

C.A.F.E. Practices: These guidelines help farmers grow coffee in a way that’s better for people and the planet (Coffee and Farmer Equity Practices).

American Business Act
on Climate Pledge Commitment

We’ve joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, demonstrating our commitment to climate action.

Our pledge is to reduce CO2e emissions by:
• Use of more energy-efficient equipment
• Upgrading our fleet
• Implementing a more efficient route schedule
• Installing GPS in our fleet of trucks, which reduces engine idling time by 10 percent – saves fuel and optimizes routes

Business for Climate Action Logo

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

From LED lights on snack machines that save at least 50 percent more energy that standard fluorescent bulbs, to replacing old equipment with Energy Star certified equipment, we’re reducing our environmental impact in every way possible. We offer energy conservation devices and motion sensor kits, which installed on snack and beverage machines can reduce power consumption during periods of inactivity.

Recycling in our branches makes a big impact where we have large amounts of product being delivered in cardboard boxes. Our pre-kitting process helps us to reconfigure our warehouses, allowing us to capture and recycle 100% of the cardboard that comes in.




As a part of Compass Group, we follow their commitment to sustainability and it encompasses everything from purchasing to implementing practices in your location. Find out more about what we do in the communities we serve.

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