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Five years after COSA’s landmark global report on sustainability...

Daniele Giovannucci, President, COSA

The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report: Coffee and Cocoa in 12 Countries surprised many in 2014...

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Three Guidelines to Reveal What’s Hiding in Your Supply Chain

2019-01-10T17:02:54+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Traceability is the foundation for any sustainability program. But tracing the chain of custody back to the small producer (the first mile) rarely happens. Simple technologies now demonstrate that it can be done and we can see that it has considerable value for any sustainability-oriented approach.

Eight Steps Towards Launching a Sustainable Coffee Sourcing Program

2019-01-09T20:14:47+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When well-executed, private sustainable sourcing programs can offer substantial value. Some approaches designed by firms can raise concerns about whether they offer much benefit to producers and the environment, or, they are little more than compliance checklists. However, they can also be effective in their design and execution so that they offer substantial value to both the suppliers and the firm. Our long history of successfully designing company programs and strategies has yielded useful lessons of what to do and what NOT to do in these eight key steps to sustainable sourcing.

Sintercafe 2018: what should the coffee sector be paying attention to today?

2018-11-01T13:48:26+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sintercafe’s Board President Arnoldo Leiva and Daniele Giovannucci, President of the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and keynote speaker, answer questions about the coffee sector as they look ahead to the upcoming thirty-second edition of the annual  Sintercafe event on Nov. 7-11, 2018.