Other ingredients

We care about the journey our products travel before they reach us –and the impact they make along the way. 

Working together, responsibly

imageAt Costa, we ensure that our key ingredients will be sustainably sourced and that high animal welfare standards are adhered to whilst continuing to encourage the improvement of farming practices for other agriculture-based ingredients too.

We work closely with our suppliers, sustainable sourcing experts and NGOs to put plans and programmes into action to protect the rights of people across our supply chains, as well as the planet we all depend on.

Our targets

By 2023

Achieve more than 90% compliance with The Coca-Cola Company human rights standards across our value chain. 

By 2025

100% of our eggs are cage-free globally (>95% are free range in our UK business).

By 2025

100% of key commodity ingredients, such as coffee, soy & palm oil are certified as sustainably sourced and deforestation-free where relevant. 

Palm oil

We're committed to collaborating with our suppliers to ensure that the palm oil and palm oil derivatives used in our own brand products are sourced sustainably and do not contribute to deforestation.

Palm Tree forestWe've been members of The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since January 2020 and we are committed to ensuring that 100% of palm oil used in our own-brand products in the UK&I is RSPO-certified (either segregated or mass balance).

Although we’ve made some great progress, we know that there is still more to do, and we will continue to work closely with both our UK and international suppliers and partners to continue making progress. Learn more at www.rspo.org.

Animal welfare

Dairy cowsWe're committed to having high animal welfare standards in our supply chain and we work with our suppliers to achieve this.

For example, at the start of 2022 we started working with our milk supplier to directly engage dairy farmers who supply us with fresh milk. This includes offering free herd health assessments to help farmers raise animal welfare standards even further.

Whole shell eggs used in our UK savoury food range are already 100% free range and over 95% of ingredient eggs are free range too. We've also made a global commitment to use only cage-free eggs in our products by 2025 in our international markets.

Other ingredients

imageWe recognise that there are other sustainability priorities relating to some of the other ingredients in our supply chain, in particular soy used in animal feed, for example for pigs. We are engaging our key food suppliers on this topic to try and gain greater understanding about where the soy used in our supply chain comes from to ensure that it does not contribute to deforestation in South America or elsewhere.

Another important ingredient is cocoa, and we are working to ensure that all our cocoa meets a credible sustainability certification by 2025.

Some of the images used on this page can be credited to the Rainforest Alliance.