Our values

Ethics

Protecting both people and the environment

A FRONT LINE CONCEPT AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR IDENTITY

Protecting the environment and the men and women working the soil are the basic principles behind our core values. Malongo has long been committed to fair trade, organic farming and sustainable development, and incorporates ethical considerations into all of its projects.
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Fair Trade

A FAIRER MARKET

Fair trade was born in Mexico from the revolt of coffee farmers practically wiped out by market forces and currently protects growers from falling coffee prices. The basic principle? A minimum purchase price, regardless of stock market fluctuations. Fair trade also provides a stable basis for setting up social structures (health services, education) and providing farmers with a dignified existence.

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Malongo fights to maintain fair trade conditions and invests in the certification of new regions.
Malongo fights to maintain fair trade conditions and invests in the certification of new regions.

Organic Farming

A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO FOOD

Putting quality before quantity helps to protect the environment. 25% of our coffees and 100 % of our teas are certified AB (organic). The strict specifications which must be satisfied to obtain this label guarantee an environmentally-friendly coffee, without fertilisers or pesticides. Malongo organises several training initiatives, as well as agronomic research projects, in order to boost productivity and yet still mitigate the impact of farming on the environment.

We support agroforestry, which involves growing coffee trees in the shade, in the natural environment. This type of farming protects the environment and biodiversity and helps to prevent climate change by combining trees able to provide shade with garden crops.

Malongo & Organic Farming
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Commitment

Our single conviction: the future of world trade will depend on taking a fresh look at the value we place on the work done by people. Our single philosophy: put respect for the environment at the very forefront of our considerations. And some good news: rediscover the authentic and inimitable flavour of traditionally farmed produce at the end of the line!

Sustainable Development

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

Malongo has defined a code of conduct on environmental responsibility for each individual site. The basic principles are part of a Malongo charter. The main lines of this policy cover “renewable energy” contracts with the French electricity supplier, EDF, the sorting and re-use of waste, eco-design packaging, the recycling of all of our coffee machines, personnel commitment and supplier awareness. Eco-design is the basic policy behind all of our current projects and is also our main vision for the future.

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CORPORATE PRINCIPLES

We value the workers who watch over the coffee. We protect the environment at each and every site where it is affected. Each and every person working in our plantations, at our factory and in our offices is committed to sustainable development, fair trade and organic farming. This is an essential part of our identity.

 

 

 

 

RADICAL POSITIONS

Over half of the green coffee imported by Malongo can boast a fair trade label and all of our teas are certified organic. On this basis, Malongo is a real forerunner, a benchmark brand and the leading company in France in the field. This choice, a both ethical and strategic standpoint, demands considerable determination on our part.

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