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.