JJ Bean and Vancity celebrate 16 years of shared values and support

JJ Bean and Vancity celebrate 16 years of shared values and support

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  • Organization
    JJ Bean
  • Region
    Vancouver, BC
  • Area of impact
    Other
  • Type of investment
    Business Banking
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JJ Bean, one of Vancouver’s premier coffee chains, shares with Vancity a longstanding commitment to social responsibility. By providing coffees that adhere to strict quality and environmental standards, JJ Bean contributes to the creation of a just model of coffee production and consumption by paying farmers a fair price. JJ Bean also creates positive change through its Over & Above program, which uses proceeds from its single-origin coffees to fund charitable initiatives in coffee-growing communities. Finally, JJ Bean is committed to creating good local jobs at its JJ Bean outlets, providing its employees with health benefits, good pay and even the option to buy into the company—a rarity in the coffee retail world.

Vancity has provided for JJ Bean’s banking needs for 16 year—as long as JJ Bean has been in business—and continues to support JJ Bean’s vision for a socially and environmentally responsible coffee industry.