Announcing the winners of the 2019 SCA Sustainability Award

The 2019 SCA Sustainability Award winners have been announced, and will be recognized at the Re:co Symposium, 11-12 April 2019.

The Sustainability Award celebrates innovative individuals, projects, and businesses supporting sustainable growth in the coffee industry through collaborative partnerships that pursue equity, prioritize mutual benefits, and result in positive impact throughout the coffee supply chain.

The awards for Project and Business Model, created in 2004, recognize outstanding work in the field of sustainability in the coffee industry. This year there is a third award recognizing the work and impact of an individual, called the Sustainability Champion award.

Award Winners:

  • Project – “Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and climate resilience at Yayu
    Biosphere Reserve” by Union Hand-Roasted Coffee.
  • Business Model – Agricafe S.A. / Fincas Los Rodriguez.
  • Sustainability Champion – Esperanza Dionisio Castillo

The selection process for the 2019 Sustainability Awards was led by the SCA Sustainability Center’s Awards Committee, a group of dedicated coffee professionals who volunteer their time to support the SCA’s mission, and the winners were chosen by individual votes from the committee’s members.

SCA chief sustainability officer Kim Elena Ionescu said: “The SCA has recognized outstanding work in the field of sustainability since 2004 and with every year we see greater diversity in the approaches that companies, organizations, and individuals take to confronting the challenges facing our industry. This year’s awards reflect collaborations that happen across geographies, cultures, and supply-chain roles, and I’m thrilled to be able to celebrate a kind of innovation that benefits all of us.”

Learn more about each of the winners here.

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