Ecological and social quality
Social quality: we have our raw ingredients grown only by partners who adhere to internationally recognised employment standards (reasonable working hours, safeguards against child labour as defined by the ILO, etc.). Often our partners do a great deal more. They build schools for the children of their employees, finance healthcare facilities and support their region’s rural culture. Ecological quality: Coffee, tea and spices are cultivated in accordance with the EU-Eco Regulation. And it says there in Title II, Article 3: Organic production shall pursue the following general objectives: a) establish a sustainable management system for agriculture that: i) respects nature’s systems and cycles and sustains and enhances the health of soil, water, plants and animals and the balance between them […].