The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organisation that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and welfare of workers, their families and communities. Farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainability earn the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal. These standards help ensure that soils, waterways and wildlife habitat are protected and that farm workers are paid just wages, work in safe conditions and have improved access to decent housing, medical care and schools for their children. Farm owners [or Farmers] must commit to a process of continuous improvement, and their farms are audited each year in order to maintain their certification. By shopping for products bearing the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, consumers can support a healthy environment and help to improve the quality of life for farm families.
DRW was the first coffee importer in the UK to actively promote the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal in 2003. Consumer awareness for the seal increases year on year.
A number of our suppliers have multiple certifications giving us the ability to offer 1 coffee with 3 seals.
For their efforts promoting coffee from certified farms, DRW was awarded the Rainforest Alliance’s “Corporate Green Globe” award in 2003.
To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org