A new Green Coffee Carbon Footprint Product Category Rule (CFP-PCR) has been published providing the first Product Category Rule for the calculation of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from green coffee production. The Green Coffee CFP-PCR rule was initiated by SAI Platform's Coffee Working group members, in collaboration with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH).
This is the latest development from SAI Platform's Coffee Working Group, meeting the need for a PCR in green coffee. Over an 18-month period, a wide range of stakeholders with interests in the sustainability of the coffee sector worldwide have come together to create a methodology that is truly globally applicable.
The new Green Coffee CFP-PCR will drive consistency in the application of GHG emissions calculations by reducing differences between individual studies and products, and harmonising methodological approaches. It should also encourage behaviour change within the supply chain.
Giacomo Celi, illycaffé, Chair of the SAI Platform Coffee Working Group, staes: «The guidelines for measuring the GHG emissions for green coffee are a great achievement for the coffee sector and as such ought to be adopted by everybody. These guidelines are the result of a global and transparent collaboration among numerous stakeholders of the coffee value chain».
The Project Steering Group providing the leadership and working collaboratively in the development of this CFP- PCR were: illycaffé, Nestle, Tchibo, Mondelez, D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 and Lavazza, supported by the relevant sector standard-setting bodies (4C, Fairtrade International, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified).