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Your Partner on the Journey

Sustainability

Work with us to create a sustainable future for coffee.

Volcafe's vision is to foster a thriving, sustainable coffee business for all. That means farmers, traders, roasters, and consumers all being able to count on a future where coffee in its many varieties continues to prosper.

Sustainability is an imperative in the coffee business, and Volcafe is a committed player in this ever-changing landscape. Our Sustainability Strategy combines work in three key pillars, supporting farmer-suppliers and our customers as we make coffee business better, together.

The three pillars of our strategy are: Sustainable Profitability, Regenerative Practices and Responsible Citizenship.

Our 'sustainability strategy framework' (pictured here) shows how our three pillars reflect both the drivers and the enablers of our sustainability work at Volcafe. The framework also shows the material areas where we will make a difference and also how we will contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Volcafe Way farmer support programme engages with thousands of coffee farmers who bring these pillars to life at their farms.

The Pillars of our Sustainability Strategy

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Secure living income for farmers

Sustainable profitability

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Combat climate change

Regenerative practices

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Support thriving communities

Responsible citizenship

Volcafe Way

Our farmer support programme enables a sustainable future for coffee farmers

Working with over 45,000 farmers in 10 coffee origin countries, Volcafe Way provides training, guidance, and support to help coffee growers build sustainable profitability at their farms.

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Reports

Volcafe periodically releases reports covering topics such as corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and market insights.

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Policies and compliance

This page provides an overview of some of the guide rails focusing our environmental, social, and governance performance.

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Certifications and sustainability initiatives

Volcafe offers many certified coffees in our product catalogues. A range of our coffees are sourced under the standards of the following third-party certifications and company programmes.
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4C

4C (The Common Code for the Coffee Community) is an independent, stakeholder-driven, internationally recognized sustainability standard for the entire coffee sector. Learn more .

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Fairtrade

Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers. Learn more .

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Organic

Organic agriculture focuses on ecosystem management and the elimination of synthetic inputs in farming. We source coffees that comply with various organic certifications. Learn more .

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Rainforest Alliance

Together with farmers, businesses, consumers and others, the Rainforest Alliance is working towards a world where people and nature thrive together. Learn more .

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AAA Quality Program

Nespresso's AAA is a coffee sourcing program designed to ensure the continued supply of high-quality coffee while improving the livelihoods of farmers and their communities, and protecting the environment. Learn more .

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C.A.F.E. Practices

Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices is Starbucks' comprehensive coffee-buying program that ensures coffee quality while promoting social, economic and environmental standards. Learn more .

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Volcafe wants to be the world's best coffee partner. If your business has sustainability objectives we can help you achieve, we're keen to talk. Reach out to one of our offices. Learn more .

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