Products with a conscience
Harveys Supremo – triple certified
Our Harveys Supremo blend is certified by UTZ, Fairtrade and the Rainforest Alliance!
Enjoy your coffee but also help under privileged producers and farm workers receive a fair price for their goods. At the same time making sure that farming methods are sustainable and not harmful to the environment in the long term
UTZ Certified is one of the largest coffee certification programs in the world. Its vision is to achieve sustainable agricultural supply chains where farmers and the food industry take responsibility by demanding and rewarding sustainably grown products.
Its vision is to achieve sustainable agricultural supply chains where farmers implementing good practices which lead to better businesses, where the food industry takes responsibility by demanding and rewarding sustainably grown products, and where consumers buy products which meet their standard for social and environmental responsibility.
Our UTZ certified products include Douwe Egberts Superior Dark Excellence UTZ blend, Piazza d’Ora Forza UTZ beans and Italia UTZ beans.
The Rainforest Alliance advocates the use of sustainable farming methods to protect the environment as well as helping the local workers and their communities. It collaborates with farmers, workers, business leaders, Non-Governmental Organisations, governments and local communities to develop and implement standards in coffee farming that are socially and environmentally responsible, as well as economically viable.
‘Certification’ by the Rainforest Alliance is a signal that a farm has met rigorous standards that conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihood. Rainforest Alliance certification stands for a sustainable future for coffee farming, but certification is also valuable because it is an independent guarantee that high social, economic and environmental standards are being met.
Most Kenco coffee’s are now Rainforest Alliance certified as are PG Tips Tea and Suchard Hot Chocolate.
The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label, which appears on products as a guarantee that disadvantaged producers are getting a better deal. The FAIRTRADE Mark is unique: it guarantees farmers in developing countries a fair price for their products which covers the costs of sustainable production. Because this price is stable it allows them to plan for their future. The rules and practices of international trade are biased in favour of rich countries and powerful companies, often to the cost of poor producers.
Fairtrade environmental development criteria ensure that producer organisations make environmental protection an integral part of farm management. This includes minimising the use of chemical fertilisers and insecticides and their gradual replacement with natural alternatives, protection of water, soil structure and other natural resources, and the responsible disposal of waste
Products that carry the Fairtrade Mark include Cadbury Chocolate and Le Royal Hot Chocolate.