Often used interchangeably, responsible sourcing and sustainable sourcing share some common aspects - like traceability and knowing your farmers. But one ideally should be considered a stepping stone to the other.
Companies face challenges when it comes to their sustainability data. Not only are few of them applying the same security and privacy protection to their supplier data – especially when operating in developing countries - as they do consumer data, most may be leaving value on the table through missed opportunities.
"Ric has always brought a thoughtful and deeply principled wisdom and welcome humor to our collaborations," says Daniele Giovannucci of COSA’s newest Board member.
In an ever-changing market environment, the Global Coffee Platform, Committee on Sustainability Assessment, Rainforest Alliance, and Waterwatch Cooperative are collaborating on the Coffee Data Standard with the support of ISEAL Alliance
Hear how the Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Environment Platform catalyzed new levels of collective learning.
An organization’s risk management strategy may be only as good as its commitment to sustainable sourcing. Now is the time to re-focus or adapt sustainability programs to better prepare for the future and address the next crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and inequalities.
Trust, transparency, traceability. Scorecards and dashboards. We offer our take on the top trends for 2021
Coffee sourcing trips to origin instilled in Carli Rosencranz a deep passion for the concerns of smallholder coffee farmers, and that is good news for COSA.
To successfully address global issues like deforestation requires a multi-dimensional landscape approach that learns and listens to people on the ground in ways that can leverage real change.
“During my time at RA and Utz I got to see COSA’s work first hand,” says Han de Groot. Highly regarded as a sustainability champion, his profound understanding of certifications adds an important dimension to COSA’s Board of Directors.