This is the third Sustainability that Matters report developed by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, which we designed to highlight the projects developed during 2012. This report is consistent with the principles, guidelines and indicators G3 GlobalReporting Initiative, GRI.
On this ocassion taking into account our clients suggestions and recommendations, as the observations made by coffee growers in Colombia, so that the understanding of the report is easier, we have redesingned its structure. For this reason we have different formats, one long and two more shorter and it is directed primarily to consumers and coffee growers.
This is the second Sustainability that Matters ® report developed by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation
See here Table GRI-G3 2011.
For colombian coffee growers, sustainability is not a trend but a lifestyle.
Learn about the Sustainability That Matters for colombian coffee growers
The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) is a social organization that represents over 563.000 small coffee growers within 20 departments of Colombia. The FNC counts with sustainability policies that impact the coffee growers, focusing mainly in the productive, social and environmental areas .
The FNC is a non-profit organization, funded by national and international resources. Among its various projects, it has created an institutional model which allows coffee growers to turn their collective savings into public goods of their own interest. With this sustainability model, since 1927 the FNC has managed to: ensure coffee growers purchased at transparent prices, develop scientific research projects, transfer new technologies to coffee fields, position Café de Colombia as the richest coffee in the world, and implement social programs in alliances in which the national and local governments, certain clients, the multilateral development banks, and international cooperation agencies participate.