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NCA Sustainability Showcase

NCA Sustainability Showcase

The future of coffee depends on integrating sustainability into every aspect of the supply chain. 

We are proud to recognize the important work that NCA members are doing across the sector, from improving the conditions at origin to developing eco-friendly facilities and recyclable packaging materials. 

Whether you’re curious about what’s being done or looking for inspiration, take a look at how these organizations are making a positive difference today.


If you’re an NCA member and would like to see your company included in this directory, please contact us at info@ncausa.org. Not a member? Find out how you can join the NCA community.


Industry Initiatives

 ABN AMRO

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

For ABN AMRO, sustainability means adhering to the values and business principles of the bank and bringing sustainable solutions to the current and future human, natural and financial needs of the bank's stakeholders and the organization itself, that are in line with the bank’s moderate risk profile

Ahlstrom 

Ahlstrom Windsor Locks

Apart from a global sustainability program we also design products to biodegrade.

 Ally Brazilian

Ally Brazilian Coffee Merchants

Promoting Direct trade from coffee producers to coffee roasters.

 

 American Packaging Corporation

 APC’s goals are to be accountable for our actions while remaining focused on improving the environment by funding education support, continuing internal research, preserving natural resources, minimizing waste and evaluating manufacturing operations for efficiencies and environmental impacts.

 Anacafe

Anacafé Guatemala

Guatemalan Coffees also reflect an environment-friendly production. Throughout the development of coffee plantations, we contribute to increase forests extension across the Guatemalan territory.

Atlantic USA 

Atlantic (USA), Inc.

As a member of the ECOM Group, Atlantic USA works closely with SMS (Sustainability Management Services) to provide technical assistance and crop improvement to producers

 Barrie House

Barrie House Coffee & Tea

We support fair trade and organic growers. All our single cup capsules are recyclable.

 Be Green Trading

Be Green Trading SA

Focus on financing futures transactions for cooperatives and producers linked to sustainably certified coffees.

 

Bühler

In a world of growing demand yet finite resources, efficient food production and energy use are an imperative for Bühler’s customers to drive business successfully into the future. For Bühler, developing sustainable solutions is not just a fundamental business driver but also a core company principle. All new Bühler solutions will cut 30% of energy consumption and waste by 2020.

 

BUNN

Recognizing that our business operation impacts the total environment, the Respect Earth® initiative reflects BUNN’s continuing focus on preserving the Earth for future generations throughout our supply chain. We are driven to continually incorporate this respect for our natural resources into our daily business practices and products.

  Cargill  You cannot control the commodities markets, but they can definitely control you. At Cargill, we know where there is risk, there is also an opportunity to be proactive instead of reactive. With Cargill Risk Management we help you minimize uncertainty and maximize opportunity.

 

CCL Design

CCL Design is a landfill free manufacturing site and accomplished this over the last year with a collective effort by the team of 100+ employees

 Coffee Express

Coffee Express Co.

Use of organic and Fair Trade coffees; extensive use of recyclable packaging materials; tight control of energy use; community involvement

 


Conservation International Sustainable Coffee Challenge

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge is a movement to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product. Partners from across the coffee sector are focused on driving collective efforts towards a shared understanding of sustainable coffee production, ensuring new and more ambitious commitments to sustainable coffee, and stimulating the necessary investment to support the transformation of the sector.
ETC Export  ETC Export Trading Company SA ETG is certified under UTZ, label and will be certified under 4C and Rainforest Alliance as well. This is going to include most of our African facilities. ETG is enhancing Africa's potential and is dedicated to work with communities and to invest into infrastructure.
F. Gavina  F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. We have a comprehensive sustainability program that covers many aspects of our business.
Fairtrade-America  Fairtrade America Fairtrade is an alternative approach to trade that empowers farmers, companies and consumers to share the benefits of trade more equally. Our vision is a world in which all producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfill their potential and shape their own future.  By complying with the social, economic and environmental criteria in the Fairtrade Standards, farmers, traders and brands can improve the sustainability and ethical character of their entire supply chain.
  Fair Trade USA   Fair Trade USA is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable livelihoods for farmers and workers; protects fragile ecosystems; and builds strong, transparent supply chains through independent, third-party certification. Its trusted Fair Trade Certified™ label signifies that rigorous standards have been met in the production, trade and promotion of Fair Trade products from over 80 countries. Fair Trade USA also provides critical capacity-building programs at origin, and educates consumers about the power of their purchase.
  Farmer Brothers Farmer Brothers is committed to sustainability from tree to cup. Through our social, environmental and economic development initiatives (SEED) we strive to form long-term relationships with growers, reduce our carbon footprint and implement sustainability initiatives that ensure the coffee we roast benefits our farmers, our customers and our employees.
Fundacion COHONDUCAFE  Fundación COHONDUCAFE We promote social and environmental sustainability of agricultural activities through constant support to coffee producers and their communities by strengthening their capacities towards a productive economic and educational development.
   Global Coffee Platform  The Global Coffee Platform is an inclusive multi-stakeholder sustainability platform aligning the activities of a diverse network of stakeholders to set into action the global commitments made through Vision2020 and create a thriving and sustainable coffee sector.
 Hartley Hartley Transportation, LLC Smartway Transport Carrier / SmartWay reduces transportation-related emissions that affect climate change, reduce environmental risk for companies and increase global energy security.
Industrias Marino  Industrias Marino, S.A. de C.V. Social Responsibility for Café El Marino is the voluntary commitment to responsibility based on our business vision complying with the policies, criteria, Internal and External guidelines as well as National and International Standards.
 The JM Smucker Company The J.M. Smucker Company The J.M. Smucker Company aims to offer a coffee experience that will impact lives via responsible sourcing, smallholder support, and integrated environmental efforts that enable a viable livelihood for producers so that generations of consumers enjoy a sustainable cup of coffee.
 Keurig Green Mountain Keurig Green Mountain Keurig Green Mountain is a personal beverage system company revolutionizing the beverage experience through the power of innovative technology and strategic brand partnerships. We are committed to using the power of business to brew a better world through our work to build resilient supply chains, sustainable products, thriving communities, and a water-secure world.
  LMI Packaging Solutions  LMI Packaging makes every effort to manage resources wisely. As part of its commitment to sustainability, LMI purchases renewable energy to offset 100% of the electricity used in our manufacturing and business operations. LMI is proud to have been recognized as a Green Professional by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and has been a member of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership since 2010.
 Louis Dreyfus Commodities LD Commodities Coffee Merchandising LLC LD Commodities is helping take the necessary measures to remedy the food supply issues of the coming decades. Concern for the environment and the communities it operates in is embedded in the way we do business and formalized in our Group Code of Conduct.
MZB   Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA MZB-USA is at the forefront of addressing the waste issue associated with single-serve coffee and has launched the world's first BPI® certified 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod. We also lead in water conservation by recycling and reusing water in three stages of the coffee production process: (1) hydro-electricity for the entire operation; (2) wet milling; (3) drip irrigation. While sustainability is inherent to our business, we are devoted in all aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility, including promoting safe and fair farming practices around the globe and giving back to the communities where we work by providing healthcare, education, and assistance to those in need.
   Mercon Coffee Group  At Mercon Coffee Group we are extremely proud to be part of an organization that operates profitably while incorporating social and environmental responsibility in its business model. Part of our investment in sustainability has been centered on promoting the adoption of responsible agricultural practices among our growers in order to have a positive impact on their quality of life and on the environment. Under this model, we have developed a technical assistance program to obtain different world-class certifications.
 Napa Valley Coffee Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Co. The Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company has taken numerous steps to becoming a green business. We use low flow water appliances, CFL light bulbs, low toxic cleaning products, and we have expanded our recycling habits. We have also set our thermostats to regulate heating and air conditioning.
Old City Coffee  Old City Coffee One location composting and 100% of empty coffee bags are donated to local urban farmers.
Outlook Group  Outlook Group Corporation Outlook Group's sustainability program is based on three elements: concern for limited natural resources, commitment to conservation & emphasis on operational efficiency
Rockline  Rockline Industries We started with an idea of doing the right thing, were spurred on by our customers and now consider it a commitment to being good stewards of our impact on the environment. More sustainable materials, products, and facilities enable us to provide better value to our customers and communities — all while reducing our environmental footprint.
 Neumann Rothfos Corporation Rothfos Corporation is part of the The Neumann Gruppe. In 2005 , the Neumann Gruppe started the Hans R Neumann Stiftung Foundation. The foundation is involved in numerous sustainabilty projects.
 Royal_cup Royal Cup Coffee Inc. At Royal Cup, we measure sustainability success using the Triple Bottom Line. This framework captures an expanded spectrum of values and criteria for measuring organizational success by Social Responsibility, Economic Stability and
 Environmental Stewardship.
  S&D Coffee and Tea S&D Coffee & Tea is accelerating its leadership, investing in sustainable practices throughout the business, committed to environmental efficiencies in operations and is deeply focused on strengthening the supply chains for coffee and tea.
 Solabev SolaBev We are developing and launching a single serve program with capsules that can be recycled.
 Swiss Water Swiss Water The Swiss Water® Process is chemical free, which maintains the chain of sustainability from farm to cup. To achieve that, we take a process that’s already free of chemicals, continually improve and innovate this process to be more efficient, and deliver higher quality while actively managing resource usage. We also go beyond decaffeination to support causes and initiatives that make a real impact in communities near and far..
  TC • Ultra Flex Investment in advanced equipment & processes to reduce VOC emissions, increase energy use efficiency & reduce waste; Participation in energy consumption reduction programs; Strict waste management and recycling practices; Dedication to development of compostable material options.