at the source
JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS sources approximately 8% of the world’s green coffee production and 0.1% of the world’s tea production
JDE's responsible sourcing program includes three core areas which underlie our commitment to do our part to improve coffee & tea sustainability
We support global partnerships and origin programs to address the most challenging coffee & tea sustainability issues.
We purchase certified coffee & tea with internationally recognised standards such as:
We partner directly with our suppliers to improve working conditions and protect natural resources where coffee & tea are grown.
We also work directly with coffee farmers, producer organisations, exporters and NGOs in 8 coffee producing countries with the goal of enabling farmers to sustainably produce coffee
Vietnam is the world’s largest exporter of Robusta with many sustainability challenges and opportunities
As a relatively new coffee exporting country Laos has the potential to produce good quality Arabica and Robusta
Indonesia is the third biggest coffee producing country and second exporter of Robusta in the world
Ethiopia is the origin of Arabica coffee and the biggest producer in Africa
Uganda is known for its mild Robusta
Cameroon is the only West African country that produces both Arabica and Robusta and the total production has been steadily declining for decades
Honduras is a fast growing Arabica coffee producing country
Colombia is one of the most important countries for good quality Arabica Coffee
We proudly work with UTZ on a broad range of certified coffee & tea initiatives