Keurig Dr Pepper

Advisory Council Member

Keurig Dr Pepper is a leading producer and distributor of hot and cold beverages with and ambition to ensure our beverages make a positive impact with every drink. We use our buying power for good, pursuing responsible sourcing across our global supply chain to ensure the quality and integrity of our products. KDP works with suppliers and a range of innovative partners to drive positive impact in a number of critical areas, including natural resource protection, ecosystem resilience, human rights, worker well-being and farmer profitability. These interconnected environmental and social issues require holistic solutions, and KDP is committed to developing them to ensure a thriving future for the people and communities across our supply chain.

As one of the largest global purchasers of coffee, we embrace both our ability and responsibility to support farmers throughout our supply chain in partnership with industry associations, governments and NGOs. We are committed to finding holistic solutions to ensure the long-term success of the coffee supply chain.

Statement of support

“Keurig Dr Pepper is proud to join the Sustainable Coffee Challenge and to collaborate with others in the industry to develop and deliver on commitments to sustainable sourcing that are meaningful for our coffee farmers, their communities, the ecosystems where they live and the planet as a whole.” Monique Oxender, Chief Sustainability Officer

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Our Commitments

Responsibly source 100% of our priority inputs.

In partnership with: For coffee, this will be achieved in partnership with accepted Responsible Sourcing partner programs, including Fairtrade International, Fair Trade USA, Rainforest Alliance, 4C, OLAM AtSource Entry Verified and Great Lakes Coffee MaxTRACE.

Update

​June 2022

KDP sources agricultural ingredients, Keurig brewer components and packaging raw materials from communities and ecosystems around the world, each with its own regional challenges. In 2021, we announced an expanded goal to responsibly source not only our coffee and brewers, but also 100% of the other ingredients we define as priority inputs. Priority status is determined by the raw material’s importance to KDP by magnitude of spending for the ingredient, its social and environmental risk profile and our unique opportunity for impact within the supply chain. Responsible sourcing issues are varied and complex, so we use a combination of complementary tools and approaches to address them.

For coffee, this commitment is achieved in partnership with accepted Responsible Sourcing partner programs, including Fairtrade International, Fair Trade USA, Rainforest Alliance, 4C, AtSource Entry Verified by ofi, and Great Lakes Coffee MaxTRACE.

Status 100% complete
Target date ON-GOING
Countries targeted Global

Support regenerative agriculture or conservation on 250K acres of land by 2030. This effort will focus on KDP’s coffee, apple and corn supply chains.

Update

​August 2022

In 2021, we committed to a new goal of supporting conservation and regenerative agriculture on 250,000 acres of land by 2030, which represents approximately 50% of the land used to grow KDP’s top climate-sensitive crops. KDP expects to meet this commitment through investments directly related to coffee, corn and apple farming and through investing in conservation within the regions where these crops are grown. Projects initiated in 2021 will deliver regenerative agriculture and conservation benefits beginning in 2022.

Status 10% complete
Target date 2030
Countries targeted Global

Responsibly source 100% of our coffee.

Update

June 2021

At KDP, responsibly sourced means that we work with our supply chain to ensure that fundamental human rights and environmental protectors are in place. To date, we have achieved this by purchasing inputs that are certified or verified to a third-party sustainable sourcing program, aligned with our KDP Supplier Code of Conduct. At the end of 2020, for coffee, our accepted third-party partner programs were Fairtrade International, Fair Trade USA, Rainforest Alliance and Utz. Beginning in 2021, we added new programs 4C, OLAM AtSource Entry Verified and Great Lakes Coffee MaxTRACE. These programs were added following evaluation against a comprehensive set of criteria. The development of these criteria included independent review by Conservation International and WWF.

During 2020, 82% of our purchases of green coffee were responsibly sourced through these sourcing programs, and by the end of 2020, all coffee contracted to be received going forward is 100% responsibly sourced.

Status 100% complete
Target date 2020
Countries targeted Global

Engage 1 million people in our supply chain to significantly improve their lives.

Update

June 2021

Supply chain resiliency — the ability of our suppliers to adapt and prosper under a range of conditions — is vital to our business. Climate change, low productivity and lack of access to credit and farming equipment, among other long-term issues, can all impact our suppliers and the goods and services they provide to KDP. In 2020, we met our goal of engaging one million people in our supply chain to significantly improve their lives. Since 2003, our social impact investment program has invested more than $64 million toward improving the livelihoods of coffee farmers. In 2020, we managed a portfolio of 20 investment projects globally.

Status 100% complete
Target date 2020
Countries targeted Global