Sucafina’s IMPACT program achieves GCP recognition

Sucafina sustainability recognition

Sucafina has announced that its responsible sourcing program, IMPACT, has been recognised by the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) as equivalent to the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code (Coffee SR Code), second party assurance.

The recognition provides certification that IMPACT coffee is produced and processed in accordance with global sustainability standards.

“We are proud that Sucafina’s IMPACT program has been recognised by the GCP as equivalent to the Coffee SR Code, 2nd party assurance,” says Sucafina Group Sustainability Program Manager Suzanne Uittenbogaard. “GCP equivalence provides credible, independent validation that IMPACT includes global, social, economic and environmental standards that drive positive, measurable change in key areas of coffee sustainability.”

IMPACT was developed in line with the Coffee SR Code, which was created by the GCP to standardise principles and best practises that advance sustainable coffee production.

“IMPACT is one of the most important tools for delivering Sucafina’s purpose of creating opportunities for people to improve lives,” says Sucafina CEO Nicolas A. Tamari. “We are delighted that IMPACT has reached this milestone and we are excited about the next steps as we continue to develop and roll out the program.”

The program targets a number of goals to address sustainability issues, such as deforestation and farming household living income gap.

“GCP equivalence also supports our ambition to create a fairer, more resilient and more transparent coffee industry by investing in farmers, caring for people and protecting our planet,” says Uittenbogaard.

IMPACT has also passed assessment under the GCP Equivalence Mechanism, a process that evaluates sustainability schemes against the Coffee SR Code and a set of operational criteria that ensures a credible and effective system for implementation.

Sucafina says the IMPACT program elevates and rewards farmers for their role in reshaping the coffee industry for good while increasing the supply of fully traceable, responsibly sourced coffee while providing data-driven insights to help customers to meet their sustainability commitments.

Sucafina has begun to implement IMPACT in its supply chains in Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia and Vietnam, and expects the program to be rolled out in all its direct supply chains by 2025.

For more information on the IMPACT program, click here.

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