Common Code for the Coffee Community (4C) is an  Entry-level Standard created by the coffee sector for the coffee sector with spirit and intention to improve the economic viability (productivity, efficiency and market access) for coffee producers, the working and living conditions of their families and workers, and the conservation of natural resources such as primary forest, water, soil, biodiversity and energy.

Its inclusivity makes it accessible to the majority of coffee producers, introducing them to sustainable market, and through the continuous improvement framework, enabling them to step up to other certification standards. The standard is established with its long term objective for its impact on the coffee sector that shall lead to a better coffee world. Consisting of the Code of Conduct and its verification system, this Entry-level Standard sets economic, social, and environmental principles for the sustainable production, processing and trading of green coffee (4C Compliant Coffee).