Overview of codes of conduct and ethical trade initiatives in the coffee sector

This report contains an overview of initiatives on monitoring and verification of codes of conduct in the agricultural sector, with emphasis on the coffee sector. In recent years, many different initiatives have been created with the aim of improving the social and environmental conditions under which products such as coffee, tea, bananas, fruits and vegetables are made. Some of these initiatives are led by businesses, while others are developed in cooperation with different stakeholders, i.e. Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), trade unions and business associations. Some initiatives focus on small producers (Fairtrade) while others focus on mainstream traders and plantations (Utz Kapeh, Rainforest Alliance). read more less
Download Coffee Codes (444 KB)
would you like to make a donation?