Sizer reiterated that Rainforest Alliance
's existence is evidence of the "Funded by supply chain is sustainable and not dependent on fluctuations from donors." Half of budget is not related to certification.
Tensie Whelan, president of the Rainforest Alliance
, told Tea & Coffee that "15 percent of the world's tea is Rainforest Alliance
certified," and volumes this significant speak to the changing reality that "sustainability is no longer an obligation; it's a desire." In her closing remarks at the summit, Whelan noted that businesses are making decisions and planning their operations in favor of sustainable development not because they are mandated to, but because they know that sustainability is simply good for business.
According to the Rainforest Alliance
, more than 800,000 trees and bushes have been planted on Chiquita farms since certification began.
When they choose coffee with the Rainforest Alliance
Certified label, consumers are helping protect the rainforest, arid ensuring that farmers are receiving fair prices and workers are earning livable wages.
Unlike the Rainforest Action Network, the Rainforest Alliance
and the Sierra Club are searching for middle ground between thoughtless consumption and boycotting.
UTZ certified within packaged food fell between Rainforest Alliance
and Fair Trade, accounting for $5 billion in 2016.
McDonald's reported that globally in 2015 about 37 percent of McCafe's total coffee bean purchases were from Rainforest Alliance
Certified(tm), Fair Trade USA or UTZ Certified farms, making its coffee responsibly sourced and environmentally sustainable.
PG tips is proud to be the nation's favourite brew.* Your most loved cuppa is sustainably sourced, with all PG tips black and green teas being Rainforest Alliance
Eight O'clock 100% Colombian Peaks coffee is now 50 percent Rainforest Alliance
Certified, and as always, features 100 percent Colombian Arabica beans.
Urban Grind, which has produced this outstanding new blend specifically for Doppio Zero, uses only first-class coffee beans supplied by farms that are Rainforest Alliance
certified, which ensures rigorous environmental, social and economic criteria have been met.