4C achieves full ISEAL membership

September 15, 2011 - The 4C Association graduated to Full Membership status in ISEAL, thereby joining the leading group of sustainability standards that have demonstrated their credibility through compliance with ISEAL Codes and accompanying good practices.

"The 4C Association is very proud to become a full member of the ISEAL Alliance and be part of a leading community of standard setting organisations. By achieving full ISEAL membership, the 4C Association has demonstrated that its standard setting process is credible, transparent and participatory”, stated Melanie Rutten-Sülz, Executive Director of the 4C Association.

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Leading partners in coffee trade and industry form IDH Coffee Program

August 3, 2011 - The IDH Coffee Program is a public-private cooperation involving the coffee industry, trade and export partners, governments, NGO’s and standard setting organizations. The 4 founding industry participants are Kraft Foods, Nestlé, Sara Lee and Tchibo, representing an annual coffee purchases of 36 million bags or 30% of global production. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is involved as a development partner. Additional participation is channeled through the Royal Dutch Coffee and Tea Association (KNVKT), the European Coffee Federation (ECF) and the Tropical Commodity Coalition (TCC). Other partners are currently being engaged.

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Koffiecoöperaties in problemen door prijzen

Juli 20, 2011 - Coöperaties van koffieboeren in ontwikkelingslanden hebben het afgelopen oogstseizoen vaker niet aan hun leveringsverplichtingen kunnen voldoen. Koffiebranders kunnen daardoor op dit moment moeilijker aan koffie komen. Dat meldde Fairtrade International, de koepelorganisatie van het keurmerk voor eerlijke handel waarbij ook het Nederlandse Max Havelaar is aangesloten, woensdag.

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UTZ Certified becomes a member of the 4C Association

June 23, 2011 - On 23 June 2011 UTZ CERTIFIED joined the 4C Association. The news was made public on the occasion of the SCAE conference in Maastricht.

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Tchibo commits to sustainably sourced UTZ CERTIFIED coffee

Amsterdam RAI stapt over op duurzame koffie

Sara Lee Launches Ambitious Five-year Sustainable Coffee Plan