Foreword is a social enterprise member of raiSE (Singapore Centre for Social Enterprises) striving to realise the potential of differently-abled persons. We provide inclusive training and employment opportunities for persons with autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, deafness, and mental health conditions in our café outlets across Singapore. By taking a person-centred approach, Foreword leverages on the strength of every individual and creates an environment where everyone can contribute meaningfully in the workplace. We see strength in diversity and believe that inclusion can be achieved through greater interactions and intentional understanding of differently-abled persons.
Sustainability is at the core of Foreword’s business. We build relationships with coffee producers and exporters in Asia to create positive impact at the farms. Through sourcing and purchasing specialty coffee, we provide producers a higher income than coffee sold in the commodity market. At the cafes, we incentivise customers to bear with a little inconvenience to reduce their consumption of disposable wares. Our single-use coffee cups are lined with / made of PLA, a renewable resource derived from corn and are 100% compostable. Our straws are made from PHA, a biopolymer which biodegrades effectively in natural conditions. We sort our café wastes, collect them and aim to upcycle them into furniture for our cafes.
Beyond providing a daily cup of coffee, we are a foreword-looking company who dares to seek change for the betterment of society through people, private and public partnerships. By moving forward together, we inspire the can-do spirit to realise the potential of every individual regardless of (dis)abilities.