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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. Not a member? Find out how you can join the NCA community.

Industry Initiatives

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
Be Green Trading SA Focus on financing futures transactions for cooperatives and producers linked to sustainably certified coffees.

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



Conservation 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.
F.Gaviña & Sons, Inc. We have a comprehensive sustainability program that covers many aspects of our business.
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.

Flavor Dynamics Inc.

Flavor Dynamics instills environmentally friendly practices when possible through recycling, waste disposal, and safe ingredients.
Franke Coffee Systems We are aware of our responsibility and opportunity to contribute to sustainable development together with partners, customers, and suppliers, and we actively engage in this. Our intention is to reconcile economic objectives with ecological and social interests.
ePac Flexibles

As an eco-friendly company, we are committed to creating a more sustainable world through our development of earth friendly packaging solutions, energy efficient production processes (Digital Technology and Automated Workflows) and our passion to support our respective communities. We are in the process of joining and supporting Project Waterfall, a charity that helps support Coffee Growing communities across the world with the supply of clean water. We also recycle our Ink Canisters to support the circular economy. 

Equal Origins (Formerly the Partnership for Gender Equity) Equal Origins is creating common tools and methodologies to support the coffee and cocoa industry’s engagement and investment in gender equity across the value chain. These tools will serve to improve the livelihoods of producers and enhance the sustainable supply of quality coffee and cocoa. 
Hacienda Salida del Sol The Hacienda has chemical free production of Coffee and Cacao. We utilize ecologically friendly low water processing equipment, and compost fertilizer for the coffee plantation and has planted 60K new trees for reforestation. The Roastery utilizes Vortex clean air systems for roast exhaust.
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.
iFillSystems iFillSystems created the first single-serve pod constructed of 100% recyclable materials. After enjoying fresh, barista-qualitycoffee, the end user can pop the pod open, empty the coffee grounds, rinse, and place it in the recycle bin.
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.
iO Coffee We are member of GCP, Global Coffee Platform, Rainforest. We educate and support smallholder farmer to switch from quantity to quality (robusta to fine robusta). We advance the money for 40% on total volume that we ordered at the beginning of the new crop.
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 Dr Pepper inc.

As Keurig Dr Pepper creates a beverage company of the future, our combined size and scale provides a significant opportunity—and responsibility—to preserve and protect the environment and give back to society in the local and global communities where we have offices, operations, suppliers, and consumers. as our two companies become one, we’re working to unify our corporate responsibility goals and strengthen our commitment to making a positive impact.

In the meantime, you can learn more about the current programs and commitments by reading the keurig green mountain sustainability report at http://www.brewabetterworld.com.

Louis Dreyfus Company

Louis Dreyfus Company 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.

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.
Melitta North America As a global coffee company, melitta is responsible for our entire production process.  we therefore set the highest-possible standards for our quality, production and suppliers. one major initiative is our solar panels, which allow us to produce 20% of our own energy.
Mercon Coffee Group

Mercon Coffee Group is a global, green coffee supplier with the purpose of building a better coffee world. as an organization, we are extremely proud of incorporating social and environmental responsibility in our business model. we are strongly committed to transforming lives in coffee growing communities and creating a circle of prosperity for generations to come —because we believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience our favorite beverage—now, and for years to come.


Old City Coffee

One location composting and 100% of empty coffee bags are donated to local urban farmers.


Probat, Inc.
BURNS organization strives to be stewards of the environment by making consciencious business decisions surrounding production, service and internal businss processes.

Sustainable development is most likely to succeed when individuals and businesses join forces to pursue this goal together. rabobank aims to empower customers and strengthen their communities by providing financial services in conjunction with access to its knowledge and networks.

Racafé & Cia. S.C.A. It's not only a commitment to the environment, at Racafé we propose, learn, innovate, and dream about sustainable development. From now on, we visualize a fair and equitable future for upcoming generations that will harvest from what we are sowing today.
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.

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 sustainability projects.

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.

RPM Group Inc. RPM’s HQ, a 350,000 square foot building in Edison, NJ currently runs 100% on solar power. The solar project is expanding to allow for additional power to feed back to the grid and support NJ States' program to offer power to lesser income households.
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.
TC • Transcontinental  
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.
White Coffee  White Coffee Corp. is committed to being a leader in the industry in minimizing the effects of activity on the environment. And is committed to managing environmental, health and safety (EH&S) matters as an integral part of our business.