Sustainability


La Vereda

Nearly a decade ago, Timothy’s began supporting the La Vereda project with the purchase of approximately 77,000 lbs. of coffee beans. This year, due to consumer demand, Timothy’s plans to purchase 508,000 lbs. – providing the Embera-Chami community with a significant increase in income.

 

Not only is Timothy’s a proud supporter of the La Vereda Partnership Project, we are also committed to serving your best cup of the day!


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IWCA – International Women's Coffee Alliance

Contribute to valuable social change and protect the environment through your enjoyment of our new Women In Coffee Partnership Blend. Purchased with the assistance of the International Women's Coffee Alliance, this blend combines coffee from Costa Rican plantations operated by women. Partial proceeds help support coffee-growing communities through improvements in the towns where these women live and work. Timothy's is proud to offer these exceptional coffees as part of our Partnership Coffee Program, which are available in distinctive green coffee bags – only at Timothy's World Coffee.

 

http://www.womenincoffee.org/

Fairtrade Certification

Timothy’s is committed to serving you superior coffee, while helping to preserve the environment and to sustain the livelihood of coffee farmers and laborers. By purchasing Fairtrade Certified products, we help to ensure farmers receive fair prices for their goods, plus enable them to invest in quality processing equipment. Our contribution also helps to support school programs—promoting literacy and education for farmers and their children.

 

Every time you choose to drink a Fairtrade Certified cup of coffee, you are making a positive contribution to the standard of living in the communities that produce your favourite Timothy’s beverage.

 

Ask about our Fairtrade Certified products.

 

Learn More     |     http://www.fairtrade.ca/

OCIA – Organic Certification

OCIA International is one of the world's oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry. A non-profit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets. As providers and consumers of certified organic products, they are committed to environmentally sound stewardship.

 

Learn More     |     http://www.ocia.org/

Rainforest Alliance

Timothy’s participation in the Rainforest Alliance certification program demonstrates its commitment to sustainable farming and forestry in coffee regions worldwide. Sustainable agricultural practices are not only fair to farmers; they are easy on the earth, too.

 

The mission of the Rainforest Alliance is to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour. Companies, co-operatives and landowners must meet rigorous standards that conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods. Sustainable agriculture is at the centre of the Rainforest Alliance's efforts and there is collaboration between farmers and conservationists to protect our environment. This collaboration results in sustainable practices, which will benefit present and future generations of farmers, consumers and wildlife.

 

Learn More     |     http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

Las Nubes

The Fisher Fund is an organization that supports the protection of the biological and ecological values of the Las Nubes Rainforest and adjacent area in southern Costa Rica. Working with the Faculty of Environmental Studies of York University in Toronto, Ontario and the Tropical Science Center in San José, the Fisher Fund has made significant achievements in research and conservation programs in biodiversity protection, rural sustainability, and environmental education in local schools. In support of this initiative, Timothy's donates $1.00 per pound of Las Nubes beans sold to the Fisher Fund.

Ethiopian Kimssa

Founded in 1993, KIMSSA is a non-profit organization established to help disadvantaged students from Ethiopia with their education, vocational training, and in securing employment. KIMSSA stands for Kidane Mehret Student's Self-Help Association, and the mission of KIMSSA is to develop the concept of self-help in which students, parents, the community and the State join to solve, or at least mitigate, the multifaceted problems facing Ethiopia's youth. A portion of Timothy's Ethiopian Kimssa sales are donated to this project.

Kosher Supervision of America

The KSA symbol is a firm guarantee to all consumers that the products bearing the symbol are in full compliance with the most demanding of kosher standards. Kosher Supervision of America (KSA) is a not-for-profit Kashrus agency recognized by rabbinical associations throughout the world. KSA is the largest, recognized and accepted, Orthodox kosher certification agency based in the western United States.

 

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