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Working Group

GCP Baseline

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 00:00

The unacceptable practices and baseline practices included in the Baseline Common Code are a tangible expression of what baseline sustainability/the initial path to sustainability looks like. This process originates from an agreement among a multi-stakeholder coffee community that has been working towards a sustainable coffee sector since 2006. This agreement was confirmed in 2013-2014 through an inclusive and transparent process of consultation with more than 300 participants in two rounds of consultation that included workshops in 8 countries and field tests in 5 countries.

For the Global Coffee Platform, the value of the code lies on the concrete practices it describes, as well as the fact that it was the result of a consensus achieved between hundreds of key coffee stakeholders around the globe.

The Global Coffee Platform uses the code to integrate these desired practices in the entire coffee community. The Baseline Common Code is key to enter a dialogue with governments of coffee producing countries. This has already started successfully within the existing National Platforms and wherever a National Sustainability Curriculum has been developed.

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