Coffee and tea cultivation provides livelihood for millions of small producers. Coffee and tea have a significant impact on the economy and employment of the countries in which they are produced.
Coffee and tea are among the ingredients whose production involves various sustainability risks, including water pollution, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, use of agricultural chemicals, deforestation, and human rights violations.
All Pirkka, K-Menu and Kespro Menu-branded tea and coffee are more sustainable, which means that the sustainability of their primary production has been certified.
K Group approves the following social responsibility certifications for coffee and tea:
• Fairtrade certificate
• Rainforest Alliance/UTZ certificate
The coffee and tea policy was published on 13 June 2022.
100% of the Pirkka and K-Menu coffee sold in 2022 was more sustainable, of which 99% were Rainforest Alliance certified and 1% Fairtrade certified. 99% of the Pirkka and K-Menu tea was more sustainable, of which 94% were Rainforest Alliance certified and 6% Fairtrade certified. 100% of Kespro Menu coffee and tea sold in 2022 was more sustainable, of which 100% were Rainforest Alliance/UTZ certified.
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