|Gloria Jean's Australia (media release)
||[Mar. 22nd, 2008|11:19 am]
Gloria Jean’s Coffees response on Mercy Ministries (pdf) link...
18 March 2008
Gloria Jean’s Coffees response on Mercy Ministries
Gloria Jean’s Coffees has issued the following statement in relation to current
media coverage of the company’s sponsorship of Mercy Ministries:
We are deeply concerned with the recent media coverage related to our
sponsorship of Mercy Ministries and association with the Hillsong Church and
feel it is not reflective of what our business is all about.
Gloria Jean’s Coffees is a company built on family and community values with
the vision: “To be the most loved and respected coffee company in the World.”
Our responsibility is to our Franchise Partners and our guests.
We are not religiously affiliated, or affiliated to any other beliefs or preferences.
We are non-discriminatory and accept staff, franchise partners and guests from
all walks of life.
We believe as a truly responsible corporate citizen, that we should have a
positive impact on the communities from were we source our coffee and the
communities we serve. Our values include: “Belief in people, building and
As a person with a strong liking for coffee I'm relieved to hear it especially as they have an outlet in St. Mary's Village Centre and I'd hate to be contaminated.