Exploring the Coffee SR Code together
This year, GCP is providing GCP Members a unique opportunity to Explore the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code through a four-part Member Workshop Series. In each session, members have the chance to work to expand collaborative understanding of the Coffee SR Code and find ways that each dimension fosters progress towards achieving our shared sustainability goals.
For GCP Senior Advisor Mary Petitt, the workshops have provided a rich opportunity for members to work together, to tackle some of the harder questions of sustainability and to share ideas. In the most recent workshop, focused on the Social Dimension of the code, speakers from Mother Parker’s, Peet’s, Rainforest Alliance, Solidaridad, GCP Brazil, GCP Honduras and GCP Vietnam shared practical experience and insights about the Social Dimension.
“We deeply appreciate their willingness to participate. Our Members’ contributions and insights have been invaluable in bringing the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code to life,” said Petitt. In addition to the speakers, workshop participants from across the coffee value chain collaborated to explore existing and potential applications for the Social Dimension to support impact improvements throughout the sector.
For Petitt key takeaways from the workshop included how Country Platforms are working with the code to help support progress and impact being achieved through their National Coffee Sustainability Curricula. Country Platforms in Brazil, Honduras and Vietnam are actively working with Social Dimension Principles to foster sustainability impact in the field.
“Workshop participants came together to explore creative, visionary ways to leverage Social Dimension Principles supporting impact progress in the field,” said the GCP Senior Advisor. “We’re very excited to continue to build on these workshops and invite more members to participate.”
“GCP Members are taking the opportunity to examine and discuss innovative ways the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code can be employed to foster sustainability progress more efficiently and collaboratively across the supply chain and the sector. We hope more people will see the great value here and find ways to use the code in their own work.”
Please join us on 25 August 2022 for the third instalment of the series as we explore the crucial Economic Dimension of the code including its contributing Principles and Practices.
Together we will:
The Coffee Sustainability Reference Code is an outcomes-focused framework organized around the three dimensions of sustainability: economic, social and environmental, recognizing that these dimensions are interrelated and interdependent.
Each dimension includes a goal statement directly connected to the GCP Mission – farmers’ economic prosperity, improved well-being, conservation of nature and the Sustainable Development Goals.