We have developed a ‘sustainability strategy framework’ showing how our three key areas or pillars reflect both the drivers and enablers of our sustainability work at Volcafe. The framework also shows the material areas where we will make a difference and also how we will contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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Our holistic approach will focus our work on the three areas where we can make the biggest positive impact:
To realize a living income for farmers, we will focus on sustainable profitability.
With our range, presence and experience, we are well positioned to address the complex issues that prohibit farmers from thriving.
We will continue the long-established work we’ve been doing with producers, providing business and agronomy advice to improve farm practices, deliver consistent quality and make careful use of natural resources.
We will use our influence to raise awareness and understanding of the complex issues around coffee prices and fair income for farmers and the need for industry-wide solutions.
We will promote regenerative practices that address the impact of climate change on coffee cultivation.
We are already working with partners to increase our understanding and to mitigate climate-change risks in key coffee regions, including the effects of temperature fluctuations, flooding, droughts and frosts.
We want to do more and go further to find root-cause solutions to environmental issues that we can deliver in coffee origins to protect livelihoods and markets.
We will work with producers to build thriving coffee communities based on responsible citizenship.
With long-term presence at origin, we bring insight and experience to complex and sensitive areas of coffee farming such as education and gender, for example. This expertise underpins our work in this area. We will buy and trade coffee from sustainable sources.
We will work with suppliers to ensure operations and practices meet international standards for employment and equality, and where younger generations are motivated to carry on the family business, securing both long-term livelihoods and the future supply of coffee.
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