Sustainability at Bijdendijk
Climate change and fair coffee prices are rightfully important topics today, but sustainability is not a new idea in the coffee world. As far back as the first international coffee agreement in 1962, there was discussion of how to limit the amount of excess on the market to ensure economic sustainability.
At Bijdendijk, as a family business, we attach great importance to establishing strong relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
For many years now we have been committed to ethical and responsible trading in coffee. Coffee is a business with a unique supply chain structure and relationship between farmers, intermediaries and roasters.
Without the hard-working farmers there would be no coffee and therefore no Bijdendijk!
Bijdendijk becomes Fairtrade (FLO) certified.
Fairtrade is the most recognized and trusted sustainability label in the world! It is a global organization that is co-owned by more than 1.8 million farmers and workers who earn fairer prices, build stronger communities and have control over their futures.
Bijdendijk becomes BIO/Organic certified.
The organic label is a certification of agriculture production methods without any chemical products. This type of agriculture is based on the respect for living organisms and natural cycles. It globally manages production by promoting not only the agro-system, but also biodiversity, organic soil activities and biological cycles.
Bijdendijk becomes UTZ certified (now part of the Rainforest Alliance).
The UTZ label stands for more sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families, and our planet. The UTZ certification program enables farmers to use better farming methods, grow better crops, and generate more income. They learn how to improve working conditions, adapt to climate change, and protect the environment.
Bijdendijk becomes Rainforest Alliance (RFA) certified.
The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities.