Our certifications testify to Coind’s sensibility and green commitment: ISO 14001: 2004 Certification – which specifies the requirements of the environmental management system (EMS) – is adopted in all our production plants. With this, Coind undertakes to minimise the environmental impact of its processes, products and services.
The FairTrade and UTZ Certified certifications which Coind has obtained focus on the rights of growers and workers present in coffee-growing countries: they guarantee the Group’s commitment to negotiating fair and socially just prices.
These certifications are an integral part of the environmental sustainability plan pursued by Coind.
The Group is also a Fairtrade partner and bases its principles on those that underpin fair trade social practises, aimed at achieving more dignified salaries and lifestyles for coffee producers and growers. This testifies to the Group’s passionate commitment to company sustainability.
Coind’s commitment to Fairtrade principles is reflected in its paying a fair price to producers and growers, so that they can lead a dignified life and receive sufficient profit margins to make investments. What constitutes a fair price is established through dialogue between the parties involved, which must take the local context into account for it to be considered as acceptable.
With a view to applying the same principles, the company is open to pre-financing purchases requested by workers and producers, to avoid them getting into debt with money-lenders. On top of all this, the Group does its best to establish long-term commercial relations, in order to offer greater financial stability to producers and their workers.
UTZ certification testifies to the Group’s commitment to socially and environmentally responsible production. This certification also ensures product traceability, and shows information on the origin of its raw materials.
By joining this “programme”, farmers commit themselves to compliance with specific codes of conduct, which results in greater quality as well as sustainability.
The CCPB is Italy’s Consortium for Checking Organic Products. Coind is monitored by this body, as it supervises companies which market biological products, scrupulously checking whether they comply with specific standards: standards relating to services provided, products supplied, business processes and equipment used.