SCA announces 2022 Sustainability Award winners

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The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has announced Caravela Coffee, Coffee Circle and David Browning as the winners of its 2022 Sustainability Awards.

In the Project, Business Model, and Individual categories, respectively, the winners will be recognised for their achievement at the Re:co Symposium, from 6 to 7 April in Boston.

“In addition to celebrating this year’s winners for the work they have done in the name of coffee industry sustainability, we also recognise the resilience of the business models and partnerships that underpin their work,” says SCA Chief Sustainability and Knowledge Development Officer Kim Elena lonescu.

“Many sustainability commitments, both corporate and personal, have been challenged over the past two years, but these winners have found ways to adapt and remain true to what’s most important to them.”

The Jimma Agro-Biodiversity Project by Coffee Circle has been working closely with independent farmers and cooperatives in the Jimma zone in Western Ethiopia since 2010 to help preserve the local agrobiodiversity and improve living conditions by, among other things, providing access to clean drinking water.

Caravela is a diverse company by nature. It is made up of individuals from 14 different nationalities who hold different opinions that propel the company and the industry toward a more inclusive and sustainable future.

David Browning has worked to support smallholder farmers and their families in the developing world for the past 19 years. His efforts have helped more than one million people enjoy the benefits of higher incomes, greater education, improved access to healthcare or cleaner water.

The awards for Project and Business Model recognise outstanding work in the field of sustainability in the coffee industry. The Individual award recognises the work done by an individual in pursuit of a sustainable specialty coffee sector throughout their career. 

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