BLOGS & OPINION | Staff Reporter, UK

Soho named 'most ethical coffee shop' in survey

Esquires, AMT, and Coffee Republic also scored high in the Ethical Consumer survey on its website.

“Only Soho Coffee Company got awarded our best rating in this category because it is a small company that we felt had an implicit environmental policy, if not an explicit one,” Ethical Consumer said in the survey results.

“Nearly all the coffee shops score very badly on environmental reporting. Few of them were able to provide much material on their environmental policies, and when they did, it was poor, without meaningful targets.”

Soho Coffee received a score of 11.5 out of 20; Esquires Coffee 10.5; while AMT and Coffee Republic got 8.5 and 7.5 respectively.

“The ethics of the coffee shop chains have been under the spotlight of late, with Starbucks and Caffè Nero both being publicly shamed over their tax avoidance. Yet they are not the only coffee chains with murky tax affairs,” Ethical Consumer said.

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