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 five 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 over £86,000 for eight Yorkshire charities including Leeds Cares, York Against Cancer, Martin House Hospice, and the Carers Resource in Harrogate. Through the Bettys & Taylors Good Cause Awards, this was match funded by the business, with small grants going to over 103 good causes and community projects in our local area nominated by our people.
Globally we invest in projects and partnerships which address deep-rooted social and community needs within our supply chain.
To see how we’re supporting our local communities during the Coronavirus crisis, click here.
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.
We’re Carbon Neutral
In 2019 our tea and coffee range achieved CarbonNeutral® certification.
- Supporting the Improving Lives Programme with UNICEF and ETP - Assam in India produces over half of the country’s tea, but families living on tea
- Charity Fundraising 2020 - Each year our people nominate and vote on a charity to raise funds for in
- Charity Fundraising 2019 - Each year our people nominate and vote on a charity to raise funds for in