TSC has joined forces with dozens of other corporations, NGOs, and service providers, including TSC members Ahold, IDH, and Conservation International, to be a part of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is for participant organizations to make sustainability-related commitments, with the vision of making coffee a completely sustainable crop. Conservation International serves as the Secretariat for the Challenge.
TSC’s commitment is “By 2020, The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) will be supporting global retailers in the deployment of supplier surveys covering 100M USD in coffee purchasing, thus sending a strong market signal for sustainable coffee. To facilitate this, TSC has released its coffee supplier survey and other components of its coffee toolkit into the public domain.”
This goal is a natural extension of our more general goal around TSC metric adoption. In addition to this goal, we would like to explore other ways in which our members, and other participants in the Challenge, could interact to improve the coffee supply chain. For those interested, please contact Kevin Dooley.