Enveritas provides sustainability assurance for the coffee industry. We visit smallholder coffee farms around the world to understand their social, economic, and environmental practices. In 2022, we will visit 50,000 farms across more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
We work with leading coffee roasters to understand the sustainability issues in their supply chain, based on our sustainability standards. Coffee roasters pay for these assessments, not coffee farmers. This provides a more inclusive approach that allows smallholder farmers to participate in sustainability-based export markets that they may otherwise be shut out from.
Coffee companies receive a responsible sourcing claim from Enveritas if they fulfill three steps: undertake an independent assessment of their supply chain on an annual basis for sustainability issues, work on these issues proportionally to the coffee purchases of the company, and conduct an independent evaluation of their efforts to create impact.
We believe this represents a pragmatic approach with integrity that offers a path to protect the environment and improve the livelihoods of coffee farmers.
Enveritas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2016. Our EIN is 81-1681880. Our IRS determination letter can be found here.
To end global poverty in the coffee sector by 2030.
Impact. We exist because we want to improve lives at scale. We measure ROI and adapt. Fact-based evidence drives our choices, decisions and course corrections.
Innovation. We embrace risk and trial; we reject the status quo. We believe there are new, better, faster, and cheaper solutions to entrenched problems that can help the world.
Integrity. We believe in building an organization that is rigorously ethical—that doesn’t take short cuts, despite the temptation, that does the right thing, that models integrity at every turn.
Collegiality. In a time of deep division, we operate as one team. We support each other regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, or sexual, religious or political orientation.
Humility. We place mission ahead of ego. When we get things wrong, we admit it. When our impatience for action conveys arrogance, we pause. We believe human decency matters.