Dunkin’ has shared some of the latest ways it is continuing its commitment to coffee sustainability in 2021, furthering ongoing efforts to make a meaningful difference in the lives and livelihoods of coffee farmers and producers.
Nestlé has pledged to increase its sustainability efforts in relation to the Nescafé brand, with just one of the goals being to make Nescafé coffee 100% responsibly sourced by 2025.
The partnership between Olam Coffee, part of Olam Food Ingredients, and the Rainforest Alliance in Mexico is part of the Alliance for Sustainable Landscapes and Markets, funded by USAID, which is working to conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable farmer livelihoods in the biological corridor of the La Frailescana region of Chiapas.
The new programme consists of the Sustainable Agriculture Standard with requirements for farms and supply chains, along with a new assurance system and a suite of tools to measure progress towards sustainability objectives.
Nestlé has expanded its use of the IBM Food Trust blockchain technology platform to its Zoégas coffee brand; consumers will now be able to trace their coffee back to its origins.
Walmart announced that all coffee sourced for Walmart US private brands is certified sustainable through third-party groups Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified or UTZ.
A year on from merging with UTZ, the Rainforest Alliance is devising a new certification programme, as part of increasing its efforts to prevent deforestation and assist farming communities.