Our family business is committed to supporting our communities, both in the Yorkshire region in which we’re based and in our global supply chain. We know we depend on resilient communities for our employees, customers and suppliers – both present and future – and have a broad programme of community activities covering education, charitable giving and sustainability.
Many of our community programmes have a long history. Our Trees for Life campaign – which supports both people and planet – was launched in 1990 with a pledge to plant 1 million trees. Since those early days we’ve planted over 3 million trees around the world and helped protect an area of rainforest the size of the Yorkshire Dales. And over ten years ago the Cone Exchange, our community scrap store and recycling facility, was born.
Our people are essential to the success of our community work and we promote opportunities for people to be ‘hands on’ – whether that be planting trees in local woodland, sharing skills with young people via school visits, or nominating and supporting local good causes. Last year staff around the business raised £69,000 for ten Yorkshire charities. Through the Bettys & Taylors Good Cause Awards, this was match funded with an additional £69,000, which went to a variety of local good causes and community projects.
Globally we invest in projects and partnerships which address deep-rooted social and community needs within our supply chain.
The Cone Exchange
Our community scrap store and home to our pirate – Captain Rummage – who encourages young people and our local community to recycle and reuse.
Our Global Projects
Find out more about the people and places we’re supporting around the world.
- Charity Fundraising 2018 - Each year our people nominate and vote on a charity to raise funds for in
- Improving the Lives of Women and Children in Assam’s Tea Communities - We are proud to support the Ethical Tea Partnership and have been providing essential funding
- Working Together for a Sustainable Future - We estimate that our tea and coffee supply chain reaches over a million farmers around