About Us

Enveritas provides sustainability assurance for the coffee and cocoa industries. We visit smallholder coffee and cocoa farms around the world to understand their social, economic, and environmental practices. Each year, we visit more than 60,000 farms across more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

We work with leading coffee roasters and chocolate companies to assess and understand the sustainability issues in their supply chain, based on our standards. Coffee roasters and chocolate companies pay for these assessments, not 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.

Companies receive a responsible sourcing claim from Enveritas if they fulfill three steps: undergo verification of their purchases and degree of traceability, undertake Enveritas’ assessment of their sourcing areas on an annual basis for sustainability issues, and invest in continuous improvement programs proportionally to the purchases of the company.

We believe this represents a pragmatic approach with integrity that offers a path to protect the environment and improve the livelihoods of coffee and cocoa 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.


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