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Improving production practices at scale

About the tool

Supply chains can be complex. Different countries, different regulations, different cultures, different companies, different approaches. The GCP Baseline is the coffee sector’s common language for production and processing. 

Consisting of a set of minimum sustainable production practices agreed on by the entire sector, GCP Baseline can be used as a global reference and integrated into national, company, and voluntary standard scheme policies and programs to reach all coffee producers and shift coffee production and processing towards higher levels of sustainability. 


  • Harmonizes supply chain policies and programs
  • Developed through stakeholder consultation and consensus
  • Easily integrated into National Sustainability Curricula (NSC) 
  • Standardized for government sustainability standards (eg: Certifica Minas Brazil)
  • Recognition by voluntary sustainability standards that are equivalent to GCP Baseline (eg: Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance/UTZ) 

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To find out how you can utilize GCP Baseline, or for more general information, please get in touch by filling in the form below.


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