Honoured with a Queen’s Award
For many years the Queen’s Awards have been acknowledged as the country’s most prestigious business awards – and we’re thrilled that our family business just been honoured with a 2017 Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, recognising our work to build a sustainable tea and coffee supply chain.
Our family business has long been committed to trading responsibly, but over the last few years we’ve transformed the way we work with our suppliers and growers, helping them become more sustainable in the face of ever-increasing challenges such as climate change and rural poverty.
Central to this is what we call ‘Taylors Approach to Sourcing’ which puts our values at the heart of how we buy. In practice, this means collaborating with our key suppliers to identify and address sustainability challenges; establishing long-term contracts that provide suppliers with security; and working together on quality and continuous improvement.