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Using the Entire Toolbox for Sustainable Coffee Sourcing: Q&A with Smucker


The J.M. Smucker Company started out with jams and jellies, but the American food and beverage manufacturer’s extensive brand portfolio has since expanded to product categories such as snacks, fruit juices, pet foods, and coffee.

Smucker brands including Folgers, Dunkin’ Donuts, Café Bustelo, and Café Pilon make the company one of the largest annual purchasers of coffee in the United States. Sourcing green coffee, which is the traded commodity coming from growing regions that hasn’t yet gone through the manufacturing process, means navigating a complex global supply chain.

This year, as part of Smucker’s new corporate responsibility report, the company outlines how they are working with suppliers on responsible sourcing. “Suppliers must operate transparently, responsibly, and sustainably in order to minimize social and environmental risks across our supply chain,” the report states.

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