Sustainability

We are driven by our passion for coffee & tea, care for people and respect for the environment.

At the Source

JDE's responsible sourcing program is based on three pillars:

  • 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: UTZRainforest Alliance and Fair Trade.
  • We partner directly with our suppliers to improve working conditions and protect natural resources where coffee & tea are grown.
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Within our company

In our manufacturing and logistics, we work hard to minimise the impact on our environment.

  • By 2020, we aim to reduce the amount of energy we use in our manufacturing by 10% and to eliminate waste sent to landfill.
  • Renewable energy already comprises one-fifth of our total manufacturing energy use.
  • By combining two coffee businesses, we have been able to streamline deliveries to our customers while increasing the load per truck and decreasing the number of kilometers traveled.
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Australian Packaging Covenant Action Plan

To download a copy of our Australian Packaging Covenant Action Plan please click here.

UTZ Certified Coffee and Tea

Across the globe, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS has partnered with UTZ Certified, a non-profit certification body which enables farmers to create a sustainable future for themselves, their families and their communities. UTZ Certified enables roasters to answer 2 questions: Where does my coffee come from? How was my coffee made?

With the amount of coffee we buy, roast and sell, it will change the lives of thousands of people in coffee producing countries. Over the past ten years we have established ourselves as the largest UTZ Certified coffee and tea purchaser worldwide. Throughout this time working with UTZ Certified suppliers we have taught over 20,000 coffee and tea farmers to effectively grow their earnings by implementing better business systems while remaining environmentally responsible.

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