On Thursday, a significant moment unfolded for Café Rica as our co-founders, Jackson, Tristan, and Chad, proudly accepted the "Good For Governance" award on behalf of our beloved café. This honor comes as a testament to our unwavering dedication to using business as a force for good.
The award, based on an assessment taken by businesses in Michigan for 2023, evaluates the impact that businesses have on their communities and the environment, as well as their practices as employers. Café Rica not only met but excelled in these crucial areas.
We understand that a business's influence extends far beyond its walls. Café Rica has always believed in giving back to the community that has embraced us so warmly. From sourcing local ingredients to participating in community events and initiatives, we strive to be an active and positive force in the neighborhoods we serve.
In a world where environmental concerns are paramount, Café Rica is committed to sustainable practices. We are continuously working to reduce our carbon footprint, from sourcing ethically-produced coffee beans to implementing recycling and energy-efficient measures in our operations.
Our employees are the heart and soul of Café Rica. We pride ourselves on fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace, offering fair wages, benefits, and growth opportunities for our team members. Their dedication and enthusiasm are instrumental in creating the warm and welcoming atmosphere our customers love.
Receiving the "Good For Governance" award is an immense honor, and we're thrilled to be recognized for our efforts. However, we see it as just the beginning of our journey towards making a positive impact.
Our next milestone? Achieving B Corp certification by the end of 2024. We're committed to taking our commitment to the next level, ensuring that every cup of Café Rica coffee not only tastes good but does good. This certification will further solidify our commitment to social and environmental responsibility and hold us accountable to the highest standards.
We're immensely grateful for the support of our loyal customers and the hard work of our dedicated team. As we move forward, we're excited to continue our mission of making Café Rica not just a place for great coffee but a force for good in our communities and our world. Thank you for being a part of our journey. ☕🌍💚