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Delve into Social Dimension of the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code

GCP Members are invited to join the second GCP Member Workshop on 19 May 2022

On May 19 GCP Members will delve into the Social Dimension of the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code.

In 2022 GCP is providing Members a unique opportunity to Explore the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code through a four-part Member Workshop Series. In each session Members work to expand collaborative understanding of the Coffee SR Code and how each Dimension fosters progress towards achieving our shared sustainability goals.

Please join us on 19 May 2022 to explore the crucial Social Dimension including its contributing Principles and PracticesTogether we will:

  • Examine the Social Dimension of the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code,
  • Exchange examples of how the Social Dimension is being applied to support advancing individual and organizational sustainability goals,
  • Consider how using the Social Dimension in strategic planning and goal setting crucially supports sustainability progress across the coffee sector

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What is the Code?

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.

Mary Petitt

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Mary Petitt

GCP Senior Advisoremail me


Mary Petitt has more than 30 years of experience in the coffee industry and international business. Over her career, Mary has served in multiple management and marketing leadership roles. She has actively championed the power of collaborative leadership, market knowledge and customer service to successfully position and realizes sustainable business initiatives in both the commercial and specialty coffee sectors. She is a Past President of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and former Trustee of the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI). She served as Executive Vice President of the Colombian Coffee Federation Inc., was Strategic Advisor to Mitsui Foods, Inc. and has been a consulting coffee advisor to the United Nations/International Trade Centre Women and Trade Programme.

She is a member of ICE Futures U.S. Board of Coffee ‘C’ Graders has been a CQI ‘Q’ Coffee Grader and has enjoyed years of volunteer service with the National Coffee Association (NCA), the Coffee Association of Canada (CAC) and the SCAA. Mary began her career in 1983 as a green coffee trader with Cargill, Inc.