Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Salt Spring Coffee Company5 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
Performance Rating
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values44
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy86
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions249184
4Respect of the Environment7861
5Local Development and Community Relations33
6Trading and Supply chain relations1511
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer3833
9Managing Certification and Performance1716
Total Score Performance Rating320
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.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage83 %

Date of Certification
Last Update14.02.2024

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