Sustainable coffee purchases increased significantly in 2022, according to the new Global Coffee Platform (GCP) Snapshot Report.
The report provides insights into the development of sustainable coffee purchases from eight leading coffee companies, including JDE Peet’s, Julius Meinl, Keurig Dr Pepper, Melitta Group, Nestlé, SUPRACAFÉ, Tesco and Westrock Coffee Company.
“Over the past five years, extraordinary commitment and disclosure from prominent coffee companies has provided transparent information through the annual GCP Snapshot Report showing the sector how increases of sustainable coffee purchases are expanding the global marketplace for sustainable coffees,” says GCP Executive Director Annette Pensel.
Each company has committed to using GCP’s metrics as a common language on coffee sustainability in the collective reporting effort.
GCP says the report showcases “remarkable growth” in the number of GCP-recognised sustainability schemes, which have been assessed against the principles and practises of the Baseline Coffee Code, now revised as Coffee Sustainability Reference Code, and the GCP Equivalence Mechanism.
The report shows the highest growth in the overall sustainable coffee purchase volumes reported by coffee roasters and retailers since 2018. The share of the reported total sustainable coffee purchases, more than 26 million bags, rose by over 70 per cent of the total reported green coffee volume.
The report breaks down the purchases of each participating company, as well as a look at some of the companies’ sustainable coffee purchases according to sourcing regions.
The GCP will host a public webinar on 12 September, where the platform will discuss results from the report and how the GCP Equivalence Mechanism and the GCP Coffee Sustainability Code have been used by sustainability scheme owners.
For more information, visit www.globalcoffeeplatform.org