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
Handling Operations
ChapterContent of the Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeNormRating
4.1.1Fair Trade Sourcing1826
4.1.2Support and Promotion of Fair Trade Producers and Products69
4.1.3Traceability and Product Handling2423
Total Score Handling Operations58
Points Reached Last Year (Handling Operations): 66
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsSalt Spring Coffee had its beginning on Salt Spring Island as a coffee company dedicated to organic and fair trade values. The company now has two coffee shops as well as the roasting operation which has moved off Salt Spring Island to Richmond. BC. In 1998 Salt Spring Coffee became one of the first fair trade certified companies, switching to FFL in 2012 because of the depth and concern for local workers and labor practices. Long term relationships with the producers is maintained, including regular visits and provision of business support and sponsorship. Strong relationships are also reflected in their role as employee with excellent worker benefits, safety standards, and communication. The company also is a keen participant in environmental projects and efforts to reduce waste and reduce its carbon emissions. In 2015, SSC hosted our first Connect the Supply Chain, where producers, brokers and buyers were invited to visit their facility.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage121 %

Date of Certification
Last Update04.10.2016

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