About the client
The Co-operative Group is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, owned by millions of members and employing nearly 70,000 people. It’s the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer, number 1 funeral services provider, a major general insurer and a growing legal services business. The Co-operative is also recognised for its leading social goals and community-led programmes.
What we did
ClimateCare was ideally placed to develop integrated supply chain projects for The Co-op.
Collaborating closely with the group’s headquarters in Manchester, we worked with Fairtrade tea-producing co-operatives in Kenya to understand their community needs and find ways to solve them using carbon finance.
After a series of community consultations, ClimateCare then began work on a series of bespoke Climate and Development projects to provide safe water and cut carbon emissions within The Co-op’s Fairtrade supply chain communities.
Our unique position as a project developer, coupled with our climate and development expertise, meant we could help The Co-op meet its sustainable development and environmental objectives.
The first bespoke supply chain project we developed is an extension of the Aqua Clara project, providing safe water to communities in Kericho – who are part of the Co-operatives Fairtrade tea supply chain. This project cut more than 6,000 tonnes of carbon and provided safe water to 14,000 people.