Response by Volcafe
Thanks for giving us the possibility and time to comment on the report. We would like to point out the following inaccuracies:
Page 17 - Neither Volcafe nor ED&F Man is family owned, both are privately owned by shareholders.
Pages 24 and 26 - Volcafe does not own any plantations or hectares. The source of these claims has been misunderstood. We did not purchase any of the land belonging to Custodia Forzza and that still exclusively belongs to the CF family. We do not farm coffee and currently we have no plans to do so.
Throughout - Our name is Volcafe, not Volcafé
Volcafe’s global business is fully compliant with the laws and regulations of the countries where we operate. Through our part in ED&F Man’s CSR programme and in particular our work to support coffee producers to farm sustainably and profitably, The Volcafe Way, we are committed to the longevity and viability of the coffee supply chain.
Should you have any interest in learning more about the Volcafe Way, we are gladly at your disposal.