GCP Collective Reporting on Sustainable Coffee Purchases

Through GCP’s Collective Reporting, Roasters & Retailers are committing to transparently reporting their sustainable coffee purchases and acting now for the future of coffee.

GCP invites coffee roasters and retailers to participate in GCP Collective Reporting on Sustainable Coffee Purchases – an important tool to drive coffee sustainability and a way for roasters and retailers to collectively expand the demand and supply of sustainable coffee. The reporting culminates in the annual publication of the GCP Snapshot, a tool for transparency that helps foster the trust required for  the pre-competitive collaboration needed to reach sustainability at speed and scale.  

“Participating in GCP’s annual Snapshot of Sustainable Coffee Purchases offers coffee roasters and retailers the valuable opportunity to collectively show information about sustainability commitments and progress in collaboration with like-minded peers,” said GCP Senior Advisor, Mary Petitt. Coffee consumers, corporate shareholders and investors expect increasing access to transparent information on our industry’s sustainability strategies, progress and outcomes. The GCP Snapshot contributes this very information to the sector.”

Participating companies have also shared their enthusiasm for GCP Collective Reporting by citing individual and sector benefits including the key role transparency plays in stimulating the demand for sustainable coffee purchases and how the Snapshot promotes this in the market. GCP invites ICO London Declaration signatories, national brand roasters, private label roasters and coffee retailers to join the next round of reporting to further drive the demand for sustainable coffees. 

Read the GCP Snapshot 2022

Sustainable coffee purchases have increased significantly in 2022, driven by compliance requirements, corporate leadership and consumer expectations. This is according to the GCP Snapshot 2022, featuring insights from its transparency initiative on Collective Reporting on Sustainable Coffee Purchases through which eight leading GCP Member companies have shared their sustainable purchasing progress. The newly published GCP Snapshot 2022 registered a share of over 70% of sustainable coffee purchases, more than 26 million bags, out of the total reported green coffee volume of over 36 million bags. This year’s report features insights of into the development of sustainable coffee purchases of JDE Peet’s, Julius Meinl, Keurig Dr Pepper, Melitta Group, Nestlé, SUPRACAFÉ, Tesco and Westrock Coffee Company, all of which have committed to using GCP’s aligned, comparable metrics as a common language on coffee sustainability in this collective reporting effort.

Read the GCP Snapshot 2021

The 2021 GCP Sustainable Coffee Purchases Snapshot provides a look into the volumes and origins of the sustainable coffee purchases of JDE Peet’s, Keurig Dr Pepper, Melitta Group, Nestlé, Strauss Coffee, SUPRACAFÉ, Tesco and Westrock Coffee, all of whom have committed to disclosing their responsible sourcing progress using aligned, comparable metrics. The GCP Snapshot 2021 is the result of a transparent and pre-competitive approach from the participating companies, representing a strong commitment to addressing coffee sustainability challenges collectively. Find the report here.

Read the GCP Snapshot 2019 & 2020

The 2019 & 2020 GCP Sustainable Coffee Purchases Snapshot provides a look into the volumes and origins of the sustainable coffee purchases. Published in June 2021, the latest GCP Snapshot has been designed to show the sustainability strides being made by participating GCP Roaster & Retailer Members, while also providing previously-unavailable data for the coffee sector to assess. Find the report here.

Read the GCP Snapshot 2018

GCP’s first Snapshot on 2018 Sustainable Coffee Purchases by GCP Roaster & Retailer Members provides a look at volumes of sustainable coffee purchases by company under multiple GCP Baseline Coffee Code-recognized sustainability schemes. Published in 2019, five companies share their sustainable coffee purchases — a powerful example of one way GCP Members are cooperating to meet the coffee sustainability challenge. Find the report here.

Why GCP Members participated in GCP Collective Reporting

“At JDE Peet’s, we welcome the transparency the second edition of the GCP Snapshot provides.
We remain committed to our goal of 100% responsibly sourced coffee by 2025 which includes piloting and innovating in new sustainability approaches that are designed to actively address priority issues, improve farmer livelihoods and safeguard the future of sustainable coffee.” 

Nadia Hoarau-Mwaura 
– Sustainability Director, JDE Peet’s

“Melitta Group is aiming for a Coffee of the Future, i.e. a coffee which enables and fosters an attractive future perspective for all actors in the sector. To achieve this ambitious target, a joint and pre-competitive engagement is needed.
The GCP Snapshot strengthens transparency about the use of sustainable cultivation standards, its strengths, and potentials for further improvement.” 

Stefan Dierks
– Director Sustainability, Melitta Group

“Demand for sustainable coffee is a key driver towards a better and more resilient coffee sector, with farmers in the forefront. This report enables greater demand transparency, and we applaud all participating companies. We hope more roasters and retailers will join us in future reporting rounds, and that we see a substantial demand increase for sustainable coffee from everyone all around the world.”  

Marcelo Burity
– Head of Green Coffee Development, Nestlé 

“At Strauss Coffee we believe that transparency and collaboration is vital to promoting sustainability in the coffee sector. This is the reason we choose to participate year after year in GCP’s Snapshot report. Sustainability and improving the lives of coffee growers is high on our agenda and the GCP report is a good platform to showcase small part of what we do through procurement, alongside the support we provide in More Than a Cup where we address real specific needs of the projects’ participants and create positive impact on farmers’ lives.” 

Rafi Camhi
– Supply Chain Manager SCBV HQ, Strauss Coffee

“Transparency is one of the main values of our company.

We believe that by sharing information in a transparent way, we contribute for a global vision on the transformation path towards a more sustainable coffee industry.
In this way, Supracafé moves Beyond a cup of coffee”. 
Samuel F. Ricardo Ruiz 
– Chief Sustainability Officer, SUPRACAFÉ

“Progress through industry collaboration is a key part of our sustainable coffee strategy. We only represent a relatively small proportion of our suppliers’ total production, which is why we joined industry efforts with more buyers, making commitments on purchasing sustainable coffee which will help producers make the improvements we seek.”

Peter Rodgers
– Responsible Sourcing Manager, Tesco

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