As a company founded on social responsibility, Keurig is committed to using the power of business to build resilient supply chains, sustainable products, and thriving communities.
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is a private business owned by an investment group led by JAB Holding Co.
Keurig Green Mountain’s goal is to do more than introduce a recyclable K-Cup® pod. The company wants its pods to be effectively recycled in community programmes. This requires working to understand and facilitate consumer behavior for recycling, collection and sortation systems to generate a clean stream of materials, and solid remanufacturing and reuse outlets as part of a healthy economy.
While brewing only what you need with single-serve is resource-efficient, saving both water and coffee, appropriate end-of-use treatment for the packaging and organics is a critical step in the product use cycle. Ultimately, Keurig Green Mountain believes in the value and benefit of a circular economy where keeping materials in use at their maximum value for as long as possible reduces the need to create or extract new materials. The company's work to improve the recovery rate of polypropylene and small plastic items across the industry can increase the volume of recycled materials for a second use in durable goods, resulting in less material in landfills, lower carbon emissions, and less petroleum use for ‘virgin’ plastic. Keurig Green Mountain aspires to embed circular economy concepts into product planning and partnerships.