SCA Sustainability Award nominations are now open

Nominations are now open for the 2024 SCA Sustainability Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is 31 January 2024.

The Sustainability Awards were created in 2004 to promote, encourage and honour the efforts of those serving as role models through sustainable projects in the specialty coffee sector. Each year, aligned with our Sustainable Coffee Agenda, an ad hoc SCA Sustainability Committee reviews dozens of applications from around the globe. The deadline to submit an application is 31 January 2024. The 2024 Sustainability Awards will recognise for-profit and non-profit organisations that advance sustainability in the coffee sector while inspiring others to design and initiate similar endeavors innovations.

Nominations for each category below can be submitted at

Sustainability Award: For-Profit

This award recognises the role that for-profit companies play in the sustainability of the coffee sector. Please note that this award is for businesses that have been operating for at least three years. Products, projects, and ideas do not qualify for the award.

Sustainability Award: Non-Profit

This award celebrates a non-profit organisation (or one of its projects) that advances the coffee sector’s pursuit of sustainability. Please note that this award is only for organisations/projects that have been operating for at least three years. Products, companies, business models, and ideas do not qualify for the award.

A note on the previous category of the Individual Award: The SCA is reevaluating how to best identify and celebrate individuals from across the value chain who have contributed to advancing sustainability in the coffee industry and will pause the Individual Award until further notice.

Finalists will be announced in February of 2024.

The Sustainability Committee of the SCA Sustainability Center will review all applications and consider a wide range of applicants, reflecting the depth and breadth of sustainable work being done in all areas across the specialty coffee industry.

If you have any questions on how to complete your application, contact
[email protected].

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