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Coffee & Tea Questions

In this section, you will find the list of 'Coffee & Tea' questions. The questions are categorized into three areas: Climate Protection, Environmental Protection and Human Rights. Clicking on a question heading will provide you with more background information, guidelines and possible justification for the question.

Coffee is made from the coffee bean. Coffee beans come from coffee cherries. Once the cherry is ripe, the cherry is harvested. The coffee bean inside the cherry is removed and dried. After drying, the coffee beans are roasted by a coffee roaster and sometimes grinded. When hot/boiling water is poured over the grinded coffee bean, the well known hot beverage of coffee is the result. To see how coffee is grown and produced, you may watch the following youtube videos > Production Process Coffee Animation or Production Process Coffee Real Pictures.

Tea is the product of leaves and leaf buds of the camellia sinensis plant, a tea plant. When hot/boiling water is poured over dried tea leaves, the well known hot beverage is the result. Tea is available in different varieties such as earl grey, black tea, green or white tea. Another form of tea is herbal tea, which is no actual tea but is an infusion of fruit or herbs. To see how tea is grown and produced, you may watch the following youtube video > Production Process Tea

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Questions about Climate Change

Coffee & Tea Climate Protection Question 1:
Does the brand (owner) have a policy to reduce climate emissions generated from its own operations as well as its product supply chain?

Coffee & Tea Climate Protection Question 2:
Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its 'own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year?

Coffee & Tea Climate Protection Question 3:
Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is 'beyond own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year?

Coffee & Tea Climate Protection Question 4:
Has the brand (owner) set a target to make at least its own operations fully climate neutral by 2030, and is the brand on track to achieve this target?

Questions about Environmental Policy

Coffee & Tea Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand (owner) use environmentally certified coffee and/ or tea for at least 5% of its volume?

Coffee & Tea Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand (owner) use environmentally certified coffee and/ or tea for at least 20% of its volume?

Coffee & Tea Ecology Question 3:
Does the brand (owner) use environmentally certified coffee and/ or tea for at least 40% of its volume?

Coffee & Tea Ecology Question 4:
Does the brand (owner) use environmentally certified coffee and/ or tea for at least 60% of its volume?

Coffee & Tea Ecology Question 5:
Does the brand (owner) use environmentally certified coffee and/ or tea for at least 80% of its volume?

Coffee & Tea Ecology Question 6:
Does the brand (owner) use environmentally certified coffee and/ or tea for at least 95% of its volume?

Coffee & Tea Ecology Question 7:
Does the brand (owner) report what percentage of its consumer packaging materials (which includes capsules and cups) are renewable or made from recycled materials, and does the brand implement best practices or concrete policies which have reduced the environmental impact of their packaging materials?

Coffee & Tea Ecology Question 8:
Does the brand (owner) publish its absolute waste materials footprint and implement concrete policies to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, thereby decreasing its waste footprint compared to the previous reporting year?

Questions about Labour Conditions / Fair Trade

Coffee & Tea Human Rights Question 1:
Does the brand (owner) have a clear and effective policy to improve farmers’ income beyond social certifications?

Coffee & Tea Human Rights Question 2:
Does the brand (owner) purchase at least 5% coffee and/or tea from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the coffee and/or tea?

Coffee & Tea Human Rights Question 3:
Does the brand (owner) purchase at least 20% coffee and/or tea from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the coffee and/or tea?

Coffee & Tea Human Rights Question 4:
Does the brand (owner) purchase at least 40% coffee and/or tea from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the coffee and/or tea?

Coffee & Tea Human Rights Question 5:
Does the brand (owner) purchase at least 60% coffee and/or tea from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the coffee and/or tea?

Coffee & Tea Human Rights Question 6:
Does the brand (owner) purchase at least 80% coffee and/or tea from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the coffee and/or tea?

Coffee & Tea Human Rights Question 7:
Does the brand (owner) purchase at least 95% coffee and/or tea from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the coffee and/or tea?

Coffee & Tea Human Rights Question 8:
Does the brand (owner) maintain a published list of coffee and/or tea suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume of coffee and/or tea?