There is no one-size-fits-all solution for sustainability, but collaboration between coffee businesses can lead the industry on the right path, says Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG)
NKG's diversified sustainability efforts reach down to farm level to create sustainable supply chains | Photo credit: NKG
The coffee industry is facing major challenges, but green coffee service group Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) is convinced that joint efforts can lead the industry on the right path.
To embark on this journey and live up to its responsibility, NKG has developed its Responsible Business Program (RBP) which builds the framework for the group’s sustainability efforts.
To achieve the goals of the RBP and secure the future of coffee, NKG undertakes a variety of efforts within the group and in partnerships with NGOs, governments, customers, banks and others. Its efforts start where the coffee comes from and where it is most urgently needed to fight for its future: on the ground.
Through its global network covering 26 countries, NKG's diversified sustainability efforts reach down to farm level to create sustainable supply chains benefitting everyone contributing to our daily cup of coffee.
NKG believes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for sustainability and its efforts, therefore, range from global initiatives to local projects.
The global initiatives are NKG Verified, a programme for sustainable coffee supplies to green buyers, and NKG Bloom, a program for sustainable livelihoods. Through NKG Bloom, it addresses key challenges producer face to make coffee farming an attractive business for them and their families.
How can you get involved? The most immediate way to support NKG’s efforts is to buy NKG Verified or NKG Bloom coffees. Or you can partner with NKG, co-invest in improvements and services in its existing supply chains or co-create tailor-made initiatives in line with your key topics relying on NKG’s networks and expertise.
Together, responsibility must be taken today to build a sustainable coffee industry for tomorrow.
Reach out to NKG’s Sustainable Business Unit at Hamburg, Germany:
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