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Dunkin’ commits to 100% responsibly sourced coffee by 2025

The Massachusetts-based coffee chain pledges to improve ethical and sustainable standards across its global business and has partnered  with Enveritas to ensure supply chain compliance

The Dunkin’ Drive-To Sustainability Program focuses on verification, partnerships and improvement | Photo credit: Dunkin'

US coffee chain Dunkin’ has launched its Dunkin’ Drive-To Sustainability Program, committing to 100% responsibly sourced coffee by 2025.

The initiative focuses on three pillars ­ — verification, partnerships and improvement.

The Massachusetts-based coffee chain will collaborate with sustainability assurance provider Enveritas to improve standards with its US roasters and international licensees and audit its domestic coffee supply chain to ensure policy compliance.

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ currently operates more than 12,600 stores across 40 countries worldwide. It has over 9,200 outlets in the US, its largest market.

The company’s recent sustainability efforts include participation in The Sustainable Coffee Challenge, established to make coffee the world’s first sustainable agricultural product, and partnering with Olam Food Ingredients to support 350 coffee farming families in Honduras become more economically sustainable.

Enveritas, which also works with prominent coffee brands including Counter Culture Coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee, Origin Coffee, JDE Peet’s and Tim Hortons, has verified more than 200,000 coffee farms around the world against its complete set of sustainability standards.

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