2018 Sustainability

At Royal Cup, we measure sustainability success using the Triple Bottom Line. This framework captures an expanded spectrum of
values and criteria for measuring organizational success by
Social Responsibility, Economic Stability and
Environmental Stewardship.

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The 2018 Sustainability Report

As a company committed to environmental awareness and socially responsible practices, Royal Cup takes pride in constantly researching and developing products and solutions. Our goal is to help customers achieve their objectives, while providing solutions that are environmentally and socially responsible.

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Social Responsibility

At Royal Cup, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is central to our core values. We conduct business in an ethical and responsible way. We are investing in a number of initiatives to maintain our strong CSR position for the future.


  1. Continue giving a minimum of 5% pre-tax profits to charity
  2. 90% of headquarters employees donate to United Way
  3. Increase partnerships with MWBE (Minority and Women Businesses) Certified organizations as we continue to expand our Supplier Diversification Plan
  4. Increase our purchases from the Mujeres en Cafe associations in Colombia by a minimum of 5% to get to 30%.
  5. Increase efforts to ensure transparency through our supply chain with the development of a Supplier Transparency Program to ensure Royal Cup and it’s partners are engaging in the fight against child labor, forced labor and human trafficking
  6. Continue to be an active sponsor in all of our local markets across the United States by giving to local charities in the communities where we do business.

2018 Goals

Economic Stability

Royal Cup recognizes the necessity of a healthy economic state in order to positively influence the well being of our employees, partners, and customers. We recognize and promote strategies that spur creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship throughout the organization, which facilitates the creation of shared knowledge that impacts business and industry.


  1. Continue to increase our donation level to Neverthirst through our Roar partnership
  2. Quantify the impact of Fair Trade purchases at Royal Cup supplying regions for coffee and tea.
  3. Provide an annual update on the sustainable initiatives at Royal Cup’s Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee and tea farm producers.
  4. Continue to hold an active seat on the board of the World Coffee Research and offer continued financial contributions.

2018 Goals

Environmental Stewardship

Royal Cup realizes the importance of being a good corporate citizen. We strive to make choices that positively impact our workplace and community. We believe in operational excellence. Royal Cup is committed to working towards operating in the most efficient, sustainable manner.


  1. Continue to implement a waste removal program for all Royal Cup facilities nationwide with the goal of diverting 95% of the waste away from a landfill by 2020.
  2. Continue to monitor our energy consumption in our facilities to ensure we are measuring favorably year over year.
  3. Continue to measure emissions in our production facility against our established base-lines to ensure we are able to target areas with improvement opportunities.
  4. Continue to expand our EDI transmissions to limit and potentially eliminate all paper transactions to our customers.
  5. Continue to investigate and implement water conservation programs in 2017 through our partnership with Neverthirst.
  6. Continue to foster transparent relationships between our origin suppliers and our customers, through joint origin travel.

2018 Goals

Archived Reports

Take a look at some of Royal Cup's past Sustainability Reports. Help us track our progress as we move towards making a larger and larger impact in every life that we touch.


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