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Sustainability in theproduction, post-harvest processing and trading of Mainstream Green Coffee A joint project between producers, traders, industry, development cooperation, trade unions and NGOs IISD / UNCTAD, Geneva, December 8 Common Code for the Coffee Community
What? Objectives of the Common Code Initiative • Develop a global code for the sustainable growing, post-harvest processing and trading of mainstream green coffee until Dec. 2004 • Work in a consensual process between the stakeholders • Draw on existing codes and guidelines • Ensure the code´s feasibility for implementation and its suitability for binding agreements • Develop guidelines for implementation, independent monitoring and verification 1. Sustainability in the mainstream 2. CCCC 3. SAI Common Code for the Coffee Community
Ecological Standards Social Standards Common Code Worst social Practice Worstecological Practice To draw the line together all stakeholders of the coffee chain have to collaborate Common Code for the Coffee Community
CCCC Steering Committee BR / Trade & Industry Producers Conseilho Nacional do Café do Brasil (CNC) Extra- ordinaries NGOs & Unions Common Code for the Coffee Community
Where do we stand? • two Steering Committee Meetings took place where the SC • agreed on the concept of sustainability for „mainsteam“ coffee • members commited to participate in the process • agreed on the structure of the Code • nominated representatives for the Expert Working Groups • suggested categories and principles • three Expert Working Groups on the social, environmental and economic dimension define specific aspects of the Code until September 2004 • first Pilot-Projects are in their formation phase 1. Sustainability in the mainstream 2. CCCC 3. SAI Common Code for the Coffee Community
What are the Next Steps? • Pilot Projects test preliminary results of the Code and integrate first results in the development of the Code • Contacts with international organisations will be intensified • Instruments of capacity and institution building will be integrated • The Code will be finalized until December 2004 • Proposals for implementation guidelines will be made until December 2004 1. Sustainability in the mainstream 2. CCCC 3. SAI Common Code for the Coffee Community
New Partners Pilot Projects Producers Pilot Projects New Partners CCCC Co-operation New Partners NGOs & Unions Trade & Industry New Partners Pilot Projects 1. Sustainability in the mainstream 2. CCCC 3. SAI Common Code for the Coffee Community
Together we can make a difference! www.sustainable-coffee.net 1. Sustainability in the mainstream 2. CCCC 3. SAI Common Code for the Coffee Community