Networks

sedex

Sedex is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. 

As a member of Sedex, Beyers Koffie can share and report information with its customers on four key areas:

  • Labour standards
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Business Ethics

 

THE SHIFT

The Shift is the Belgian network for sustainability. Their goal: realise the transition to a more sustainable society and economy together with their members and partners. Their method: Connect. Commit. Change.

The Shift is the Belgian meeting point for sustainability. As the national contact point for CSR Europe and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, they bring together over 330 entities ranging from private companies, NGOs, academic institutions, governmental bodies and other key actors in society. Together with their members and partner organisations, they aim to develop innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by our planet, people and future prosperity.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will act as their guiding principles. To promote the implementation of these SDGs, they forge from the start an alliance with the UN Global Compact Network Belgium. Interconnecting the local and global sustainability agenda’s, their partnership aims to realise the transition desired by their member organisations and the future generations.

Beyers is extremely pleased to be a member of The Shift. It offers us:

  • access to vast knowledge,
  • contact with stakeholders who are otherwise difficult to reach; this broadens our vision and our network,
  •  the chance to exchange knowledge and experience: how to get Corporate Social Responsibility to work within an SME, and how to ensure it exists at all levels…

Coffee Association

Beyers has long been a member of the Royal Coffee Roasters Association in Belgium (het Koffieverbond). The Royal Belgian Coffee Roasters Association is a non-profit organisation with 1) the aim of helping her members regarding legislation and food safety and 2) promoting coffee.

KNVKT

E.P. Leidsche has for many years been a member of the Royal Dutch Coffee and Tea Association (KNVKT).

The KNVKT was founded in 1887, and represents the common interests of Dutch coffee and tea companies.

The KNVKT provides a voice for businesses and a point of contact for trading partners, non-governmental organisations, public authorities, politics, the media and the consumer. The KNVKT is a discussion forum and knowledge centre in the areas of supply chain management (sustainability, food safety, energy conservation), consumer information (labelling, health claims, geographical indications) and awareness (health, origin and preparation). With 52 member companies and 98% coverage of the sector, the association enjoys widespread support within the industry, making it a strong organisation.

The Netherlands sets its sights high when it comes to corporate responsibility. For example, together with partners from the NGO sector and public authorities, the KNVKT has declared that three-quarters of Dutch coffee must be sustainable by 2015. In this way, the Netherlands wants to become the clear leader regarding sustainable coffee in Europe and to set an example for other countries. Today, as much as 45% of the coffee on the Dutch market is certified.

 

FAVV

The FAVV is the Belgian Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain.

The Food Agency was founded in 1999 in the wake of the dioxin crisis and has built up an outstanding reputation both nationally and internationally. Thanks to the combined efforts of the agri-food sectors and the Food Agency, consumers can be assured maximum safety. 

 

The FAVV comprises approximately 1300 employees (1169 FTE), around half of whom operate on site. Every year, we perform more than 100,000 controls and take 60,000 samples from raw materials and foodstuffs that we use on a daily basis. The FAVV has its own network of five ISO 17 025 accredited laboratories and additionally relies on 59 laboratories and 10 national reference laboratories. More than 350,000 analyses are performed each year.

The FAVV operates entirely at the service of the consumer and the people who are professionally active in the food supply chain.