To be sustainable a price should be proportionate to the costs incurred throughout the supply chain and to the final value of the product. What about the coffee price?
The Sustainable Development program of the 2030 Agenda cannot be pursued without the collaboration of companies which are required to adopt a responsible business model.
The coffee sector, due to its global economic value and the complexity of its supply chain, takes on crucial importance due to the impact it has on the planet and on the social and economic well-being of people.
For this reason, the Department of Food Science and Technology for a Sustainable Agro-Food Supply Chain and the High School of Business and Society of the Catholic University, after having analyzed the wine and oil sectors, have shifted their attention to the coffee sector, creating the report “Sustainability in beans. What are the opportunities for the coffee supply chain?”
“The culture of sustainability has always been a corporate value of SpecialCoffee. For this reason, when we were asked to contribute to the creation of a Report on the sustainability of our sector in Italy, we did not have a moment’s hesitation.” A. Padelli
The report was conducted by ALTIS Advisory S.r.l. SB – the spin-off of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart committed to offering support to companies for the integration of sustainability into corporate strategy, through accompaniment in awareness and concrete action paths – in collaboration with OPERA, European Observatory for Sustainable Agriculture. Born as Think-Thank in Brussels in 2010, Opera is an active research center of the University that deals with the development of methodological and political sustainability standards intended for the scientific community, civil and private participation, administrators and decision-makers. Today it is a network between NGOs, industries, agencies, administrations and authorities engaged in research, information and training in the agri-food and industrial sectors.
SpecialCoffee was one of the 49 companies selected as a champion to represent the coffee sector in Italy.
“Participating in the research allowed us to measure our approach to sustainability and understand its positioning in the Italian and foreign market panorama as well as develop greater awareness of the entrepreneurial sustainability path and the concrete actions we would like to undertake in the future.” A. Padelli