Organic production and socially responsible cultivation – coffee, cocoa
Organic production is made with respect for natural ecosystems and nature’s own cycles. It aims at maintaining and improve soil and water quality as well as the viability of crops and plants. Organic cultivation of coffee and cocoa may also consider social aspects of sustainability.
- Special contract terms
- Coffee, tea and cocoa
The supplier’s commitment:
The supplier must, from the start of the contract only supply products of coffee and cocoa which fulfill criteria according to Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliment and of the Council on organic production and labelling of organic products and are cultivated under working conditions compatible with:
- ILO:s core conventions on forced labour, child labour, discrimination, freedom of association and right to organize (no. 29, 87, 98, 100, 105, 111, 138 och 182)
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 32
- The laws regarding work environment and labour in force in the country where the labour is performed.
- Labelling which meets the contract terms, for example KRAV or equivalent labelling.
- Double certification EU-organic and Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, UTZ certified or equivalent
- Other documentation verifying the contract terms.
- Product labelling
- Request documentation from the supplier which verifies the contract terms. The contracting authority may request that the information is validated by an independent third party. The supplier bears the costs for this.
Subject matter of contract
Products of coffee, tea and cocoa with environmental and socialt responsibility requirements.
Information about the criterion
Advanced organic production is used as an addition to the criterion for EU-organic production and implies further-reaching demands on for example conservation of protected areas
Observe that the criterion currently should not be applicable to tea due to very low market availability.
Regulation (EU) 2018/848 entered into force on 1 January 2022 and replaced Regulation (EC) 834/2007.
The KRAV standard rules for coffee and cocoa production can be verified by other certifications, therefore a double certification which include for example EU-organic production and either Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ certified prove that the contract term is met.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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