Royal Cup Wins Two Awards for Efforts in Sustainability

Royal Cup Wins Two Awards for Efforts in Sustainability

The company released its 2016 sustainability report which highlights its efforts to “go green”.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Royal Cup Coffee and Tea was presented with two awards for the company’s commitment to sustainability: The “Commercial Conservation” Award from the Alabama Environmental Council for the company’s goal to be 99% landfill free, and the “Outstanding Business” Award from My Green Birmingham for its efforts to reduce waste and cut air emissions.

Some other highlights from Royal Cup’s 2016 sustainability report include:

· Completion of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the second year in a row. Companies receive a score out of 100 points that measures their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources, and prevent deforestation. Royal Cup’s score was an 88, while the average score of 3,500 other companies was a 53.

· Installation of LED lighting and light motion sensors.

· Implementation of a National Waste and Recycling program.

· Installation of route data collection and smart route implementation software.

These changes have resulted in saving Royal Cup over $180,000 and 2.5 million pounds of avoided CO2 emissions. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that’s equivalent to 120 homes’ energy use over the span of an entire year!

Brittany Johnson, 2016 Sustainability Chair for Royal Cup, said, “It is more than just initiatives and policies, it is changing the way we think about business. We want to impact our world for the better.”

To learn more about Royal Cup’s sustainability program and read the full report, visit the website here:


About Royal Cup, Inc.

Royal Cup, Inc. is a major importer, roaster and distributor of premium and specialty coffees and teas to foodservice companies, business offices, convenience stores, chain restaurants and hotels located throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Established in 1896, Royal Cup remains a family-owned company dedicated to providing unparalleled service for each customer. For more information, visit

Source: Royal Cup, Inc. Media Contact: Jaime Ritter / Royal Cup / 205.397.6975 /

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