Westrock Coffee Group

Founded in 1927, S&D Coffee & Tea is the largest custom coffee roaster in America. S&D’s capabilities extend into the evolving world of extracts and ingredients – creating new possibilities for culinary applications and exciting new beverage choices for customers. At S&D, sustainable sourcing refers specifically to resilient supply chains for coffee and tea. S&D supports the production of 150 million lbs. of sustainable coffee through its sustainable sourcing platform RAIZ, while impacting the livelihoods of 10,000 farming families.

Statement of support

“The SCC provides an opportunity to collectively set the way forward, and report impact throughout the entire value chain, towards a more sustainable future.” David Piza C., Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Actor
Roaster
Action Networks
Partner Since December 2015

Our Commitments

S&D supports the production of 150 million lbs. of sustainable coffee via its sustainable sourcing platform RAIZ, while impacting the livelihoods of 10,000 farming families.

Update

June 30, 2021

Over 4200 farmers registered within Raíz Sustainability® in 6 different origins, achieved a production that exceeds the 152 million pounds of green coffee. This was reported using agronomist estimates per farm using historic records as well as forecast per harvest.

Status 100% complete
Target date 2020
Countries targeted Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru

Convert a specialty line of products to Fair Trade Certified products

Target date 2020
Countries targeted Global

100% Responsibly sourced by 2025

Our definition of responsible sourcing is:

Coffee that is purchased and processed without harm to the people who grow and handle it, their employees, peers, or environments.

Westrock currently roasts over 50 million Lbs per year that are sourced responsibly and verified or certified by a 3rd party. To ensure that 100% of our coffee is responsibly sourced by 2025, we will deploy the following assurance program in our supply chains:

  • Audits for compliance with Westrock's Responsible Sourcing Policy across our entire supplier network; and
  • Expand our footprint on the ground to quantitatively understand the social, environmental, and entrepreneurial outlook of the farmers we source from.
Target date 2025