Morandini Coffee Roasting’s certifications

Ethics and the protection of the environment are fundamental values for Morandini Coffee Roasting. Thanks to its pursuit of these ideals, the company has obtained the FAIRTRADE Certificate (FLO ID: 23718) for its Biocaffè. Fairtrade is the most widely recognised international trade mark in the world of Fairtrade, and it proves that the coffee comes from companies that protect the economic and social conditions of their employees. Morandini’s Biocaffè Fairtrade comes from organic farming and is obtained without the use of pesticides, fully respecting the environment.

The company has also obtained the Certificate for the whole production process awarded by the company CCPBOrganic Consortium of Bologna (authorisation number 6830).

The filter paper used for the production of coffee pods is, therefore, certified by Tüv Austria (ex Vinçotte), an international certification authority that granted to Torrefazione Morandini the use of the OK compost label (Cod. S0807). This guarantees that pods produced by the company are compostable. It means that once used, they can be disposed of in the food waste, without separating paper from coffee and according to the instructions set forth by the municipality of residence.

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade’s mission is to support the most disadvantaged workers in developing countries, helping them to get into the business system with conditions that are transparent and correct, to help them improve their living conditions.

The Fairtrade certificate guarantees respect for the rights of the farmers and the workers in Asia, Africa and Latin America and also respect for the criteria that regulate fair trade. Fairtrade ensures an equal stable price to the producers in developing countries (Fairtrade Minimum Price) and an additional profit margin to be invested in social and health projects in the community (Fairtrade Premium).

Furthermore, it ensures respect for the environment and for biodiversity, and it promotes sustainable farming practices (the Fairtrade certification, after the organic certification, is the most rigorous in terms of environmental protection).

What is the CCPB?

CCPB works as a certification and control body for food and non-food  products which belong to the sector of organic, eco-compatible and eco-sustainable production.

Constant research into quality, credibility, an increase in added value and innovation: these are the factors that have always inspired and sustained CCPB. CCPB’s activity aims to favour production systems that believe in the activity of inspection and certification as qualifying elements in their services and products.

Companies that want to obtain the organic certification must respect Regulation CE 834/2007, which defines the system of production, transformation, labelling, control and certification in the European Union.

What is Tüv Austria?

TÜV AUSTRIA is an international authority that certifies that products and materials, used in the production process, comply with the UNI Standard EN 13432:2002. This regulation refers to the characteristic that materials have to embody to be considered compostable and biodegradable.

Tüv Austria guarantees the compostability of the analyzed products by granting the companies the use of its registered trademark OK compost.

Thus, it assures environmental protection by certifying the total disintegration of the product in a given period of time.