Certified Organic, Fair Trade Coffee , Rainforest Alliance – What does it mean?
The Australian Certified Organic (ACO) logo is the only way to verify that the product and all the processes from growing to roasting are genuinely certified and traceable to national and international organic standards.
To be ACO accredited, the beans must be grown under specific conditions without the use of any chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and fumigation. Farmers must be growing under these requirements for 3 years before certification and be tested annually.
Not only are no chemicals to be used in the entire supply chain but also during the roasting and handling processes. The beans then all need to be stored, roasted, packaged according to the ACO standards and regulations.
Each processor receives a unique processing number as part of their certification. This is your guarantee that the product is certified and not just a claim that may only be partially true. There are very real differences between claims of ‘organic’ and ‘certified organic’.
Advocates for better working conditions and improved terms of trade for farmers and workers in developing countries by offering rural communities the stability of income which enables them to plan for the future and invest in developing their organisation.
Fairtrade products supports farmers and workers to improve their livelihoods and provide better support to their communities and protecting the environment in which they live and work.
Some products, such as coffee, cocoa, and cotton, can only be certified by Fairtrade if they come from small-scale farmer organizations.
An international non-profit organization working in more than 60 countries to create a better future for people and nature.
Committed to drive sustainable transformation by working with companies, farmers, foresters, communities, and consumers to amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people alleviate and adapt to climate change effectively
The little green frog is recognized by consumers around the world as the symbol of environmental, social and economic sustainability.