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C.A.F.E. Practices

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Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices evaluates, recognizes and rewards producers of high-quality sustainably grown coffee for Starbucks stores. C.A.F.E. Practices is a green coffee sourcing guideline with third-party evaluation. C.A.F.E. Practices seeks to ensure that Starbucks sources sustainably grown and processed coffee by evaluating the economic, social and environmental aspects of coffee production against a defined set of criteria, as detailed in the C.A.F.E. Practices Guidelines. Starbucks defines sustainability as an economically viable model that addresses the social and environmental needs of all the participants in the supply chain from farmer to consumer.

Learn more: C.A.F.E. Practices websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with C.A.F.E. Practices's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following SCS (Scientific Certification Systems)

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Starbucks Coffee Company

Member of

FLO

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • Social and environmental attributes
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Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
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Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

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Year ecolabel est. 2004

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food


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Last updated: 20 January 2012