Responsibly source our brewers and 100% of our priority inputs
Support regenerative agriculture and conservation on 250,000 acres of land by 2030
We aspire to advance inclusion by addressing barriers to entry and prosperity in our supply chain
KDP sources agricultural ingredients, Keurig brewer components and packaging raw materials from communities and ecosystems around the world. Through partnership and impact investments, we work with farmers to focus on issues such as climate resiliency, farmer profitability and regenerative agriculture. We also work with factories in our supply chain to support fundamental human rights and environmental protections.
Integrated Supplier Management
Responsible sourcing issues are varied and complex, so we use a combination of complementary tools and approaches to address them, such as risk assessments, third-party certification or verification, traceability and transparency, audits and industry engagement and collaborative investments. In addition, our KDP Supplier Code of Conduct specifies universal requirements that apply to suppliers from any part of the world and for any product supplied to KDP. The Code is reviewed annually and is our first step to engaging suppliers on important topics like protecting human rights and the environment. Learn more about our policies here.
At the Farm
KDP sources coffee for our own brands and for certain partner brands, and all of these beans are included in our 100% responsibly sourced commitment. We source our coffee across Latin America, Africa and Asia. For cocoa, we are a relatively small buyer, and from a variety of countries situated near the equator. For both ingredients, we use third-party certification or verification programs to safeguard fundamental social, environmental and economic protections.
At the Factory
Over time, we have evolved our methodology to evaluate factory-based supplier performance across product categories and a range of accredited third-party auditing programs. Beginning in 2021, the scope of our program now includes a larger portion of our Keurig brewer component suppliers, as well as high-risk suppliers of apple juice concentrate.
KDP is working to protect, restore and manage nature for the future through investments directly related to coffee, corn and apple farming in the regions where these ingredients are grown.
Regenerative Agriculture & Conservation
Regenerative agriculture and conservation actions are key drivers for protecting, restoring and managing natural resources to support the resilience of supply chains. Smart agricultural practices contribute to soil health, water quality and quantity improvements, biodiversity and farmer resilience, while also reducing carbon impacts. We have a goal of supporting conservation and regenerative agriculture on 250,000 acres of land by 2030, which represents approximately 50% of the land used to grow the coffee, corn and apple that KDP sources as ingredients. KDP is meeting this commitment through investments directly related to farming these crops and by investing in conservation in the regions in which they are grown.
KDP is committed to promoting farmer and worker well-being and prosperity within an inclusive value chain. When growers have access to economic opportunities, they are better positioned to contribute positively to sustainability challenges, such as preservation of biodiversity, climate change, water stewardship and personal and community well-being.
Economic Viability for Farmers and Workers
In 2021, we set an ambition to advance inclusion by addressing barriers to entry in our supply chain because we believe all workers need to make a decent wage, farmers need to be profitable and prosperity should be within reach for those in the marketplace. KDP’s commitment to inclusion extends from our direct suppliers to the farms, related operations and local businesses further upstream that make our supply chain possible. Decades of working with global coffee suppliers have shown us that market access and overall economic viability are essential for truly sustainable sourcing. Having achieved our 2020 goal of engaging more than one million people in our coffee supply chain to improve their lives, we are now focused on supporting these issues with the farmers and workers in our broader supply chains.