What is the 4C Association?

The 4C Association is the platform that brings together stakeholders in the coffee sector to address sustainability issues in a pre-competitive manner.

To date, over 320 members have already joined the 4C platform, including:

  • coffee farmer organizations;
  • traders (importers and exporters);
  • industry (coffee roasters and retailers); and
  • civil society organizations.

This global community works together to improve the economic, social and environmental conditions of those who make their living from coffee.

 

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4C Compliant Coffee meets baseline sustainability principles.
Compliance is checked by independent external verifiers. 
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Over 310 members from all over the world have already joined the 4C Association and are working together to advance sustainability in the coffee sector.  Meet our members.

Latest News

Interview: 4C Manager Latin America with Peru's HORA OCHO

15.10.2014

While visiting Peru to provide a series of trainings to coffee farmers, the Peruvian television...

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4C Association successfully passes independent evaluation for ISEAL Impacts Code compliance

07.08.2014

As the owner of a credible sustainability standard system, the 4C Association implements a variety...

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4C Annual Report OUT NOW!

17.06.2014

As the title of the 4C Association’s 2013 Annual Report suggests, our global coffee platform had...

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4C Voices

Meet the people who make up the membership of the 4C Association! This month we talked to André Siqueira, Trader Development & Sustainability at Armajaro Brazil, about the sustainability programs of the company.

Become a member

Working in the coffee sector but not yet a 4C Member? Learn about the multiple benefits of joining the 4C Association. You can also sign up for membership online.