Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Salt Spring Coffee Company4 stars

Place, CountryRichmond, Canada


Certified Productscoffee roasted, coffee roasted decaffeinated, coffee roasted blended, coffee beans roasted blended, coffee brew coldfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
New modules
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values66
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy83
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions232157
4Respect of the Environment6645
5Local Development and Community Relations00
6Trading and Supply chain relations1510
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer4033
9Managing Certification and Performance1716
Total Score New modules272
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsSalt Spring Coffee started in 1996 as a roasting cafe dedicated to organic and fair trade values. Today they continue to push the envelope in producing quality organic and fair trade coffee while keeping core company values and sustainability principles as a driving force. Salt Spring Coffee roasts more than 1 million pounds of coffee per year and supplies over 1,200 locations including grocery retail outlets, cafes, restaurants, office coffee partners and their two cafes. In 1998 Salt Spring Coffee became one of the first fair trade certified companies, switching to FFL in 2012 because of their depth and concern for local workers, labour practices and sustainable products. Salt Spring Coffee maintains long term relationships with coffee producers, including regular visits and provision of business support and sponsorship. In 2015, SSC hosted their first Connect the Supply Chain event, where producers, brokers and buyers were invited to visit the facility and learn about the challenges and opportunities that we all face. Salt Spring Coffee is an employer of choice, offering excellent health benefits and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. For two consecutive years, they were recognized as 'Best for the World' for the effectiveness of their sustainability programs and their commitment to the environment.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage78 %

Date of Certification
Last Update05.03.2019

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