Sustainability - Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc.

A commitment to doing what’s right for the planet, people and communities in which we operate.

From farm to cup, we’re engaged locally and at the industry level in ensuring a sustainable future for our customers and consumers.


Environmental Stewardship


  1. Minimize Environmental Impact
  2. Develop Sustainable Products
Ethical Sourcing


  1. Support Farmer Education & Livelihood
  2. Advance Human Rights at Origin
  3. Minimize Environmental Impact at Origin
Community Support


  1. Keep Our Employees Healthy & Safe
  2. Cultivate a Diverse & Equal Opportunity Workplace
  3. Give Back to Our Local Community

“Guided by internationally recognized sustainability governance and reporting programs, including the Ethical Tea Partnership, Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade International, and Certified Organic, we’re committed to continuous improvement in our tea sourcing activities. All of our tea suppliers are required to adhere to Mother Parkers’ Supplier Code of Ethics to ensure social and economic best practices are upheld.

We work to continuously advance our Corporate Sustainability initiatives in support of climate action plans and to make positive impacts on the communities in which we operate. Through our partnership with One Tree Planted, we are committed to planting one million trees in coffee and tea producing countries by 2025, including 100,000 trees in each of India, Kenya, and Indonesia. This will help to combat climate change, reduce carbon emissions, restore forests, protect biodiversity and support tea-growing communities.”

Fred Schaeffer
President & CEO

Certification & Verification Partnerships

Fairtrade International Fair Trade USA OCIA Certified Organic 4C SAI Platform Ethical Tea Partnership Water Wise Coffee

We’re meeting the needs of today while protecting the needs of tomorrow by:

  • Developing and sourcing safe products and packaging that maximizes the use of renewable and/or recycled material.
  • Building long-term relationships with producers who consistently produce the best-quality product, enabling them to reinvest in infrastructure and communities.
  • Conserving energy and materials by reducing, recycling or eliminating waste.
  • Ensuring safe working environments that encourage total employee wellness.
  • Respecting communities and their environment to ensure they’re enhanced economically, socially, culturally and physically.