Corporate coffee

An overview of the environmental and social requirements for producers in the Nespresso’s AAA Sustainable Quality Program.

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In return for financial support that represents a tiny fraction of profits, large corporations are receiving “endorsements” in the form of product badges promoting health benefits or sustainability efforts — despite the fact that many of these corporations have rotten sustainability records.

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Revised on March 24, 2015

Merger of two mega coffee companies could mean a huge percentage of the world’s coffee will be controlled by only two companies.

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Revised on March 1, 2015

5.1% of world coffee production is 4C certified, the weakest, lowest-bar standard available.

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Revised on February 13, 2015

Is it Groundhog Day? Another tired sustainability report from the owner of Folgers.

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Revised on March 1, 2015

A corporate sustainability report from Nestlé that is overwhelming in scope and underwhelming in true sustainability efforts for coffee.

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Revised on June 24, 2015

JM Smucker’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report offers nothing new on their coffee plans.

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Revised on March 1, 2015

McDonald’s to promote their coffee sustainability efforts.

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Revised on March 1, 2015

McDonald’s buys more eco-certified coffee and has a stronger commitment to coffee sustainability than most big coffee companies.

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Revised on March 1, 2015

In their latest corporate responsibility report, Nestlé has made it clear they are not interested in third-party coffee certifications, and that their way is better. Whatever that is.

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Revised on June 24, 2015

Massimo Zanetti coffees

by on January 17, 2013

Brands owned: Hills Brothers, MJB, Chock full o’Nuts, and Chase and Sanborn. No transparency, little in the way of eco-friendly coffees despite enormous market share.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

A compilation of all the posts I have done on major coffee brands, retailers, coffee shops, and fast food coffee…so far.

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Revised on January 18, 2013

Dunkin Donuts still has no eco-friendly certified coffee, but has continued greenwashing.

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Revised on March 1, 2015

JM Smuckers, owner of Folgers and other grocery and convenience coffee brands, has a lousy sustainability record. Here’s an update on shareholder pressure to get with the program.

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Revised on March 1, 2015

Let’s try this again

by on March 15, 2012

Shareholders will again propose that Smucker’s develop a coffee sustainability plan JM Smucker Co., owner of coffee brands including Folgers, Millstone, Kava, and Café Bustelo, is the fourth largest buyer […]

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Revised on March 1, 2015