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Press Releases from 4C Association (7 total)

The 4C Association Announces Record Figures for Coffee Year 2011/12

Bonn, 21 November 2012. Today marks a major milestone in the progress towards a more sustainably-oriented coffee sector as the 4C Association reports that received amounts of 4C Compliant Coffee have more than tripled in coffee year 2011/12 in comparison to the previous period. A total of 2,545,139 bags of 4C Compliant Coffee (approx. 152,000 tonnes) were received by industry members of the 4C Association during this period. Sales of

The 4C Association’s General Assembly Sees Strong Commitment to Sustainably Pr …

Over 70 members met in Geneva to set the future direction of the 4C Association and outline the plan to deliver increasing volumes of sustainably produced coffee. Bonn, 2 October 2012. The 4C Association, the global platform for sustainable coffee, is pleased to announce the successful outcome of its 3rd General Assembly, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 26-27 September 2012. Under the motto “Take-off for Delivery”, the gathering

2nd African Coffee Sustainability Forum in Addis Ababa

Top Sustainability Experts meet in Ethiopia, the legendary home of coffee Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 16 February 2012. Ato Fikru Amenu, Deputy Director in the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture launched the Second African Coffee Sustainability Forum: “Creating market access through sustainable practices” in Addis Ababa on 15 February 2012.Over 130 participants representing the main stakeholders in the African coffee sector took part in the event. The Forum was organized by the 4C

Purchases of 4C Compliant Coffee more than doubled in one year

Bonn, 16th November 2011. Purchases of 4C Compliant Coffee grew significantly in coffee year 2010/11, reaching 810,291 bags (approx. 48,000 tonnes), or more than double the previous period. Since 4C Compliant Coffee was first traded four years ago, purchases have been growing steadily and 4C Membership has increased from 37 to 160 members today. This growth is driven by an increasing number of 4C Members who are including 4C Compliant Coffee into their purchasing plans. For

The 4C Association achieves full membership in the ISEAL Alliance

Bonn, 15 September 2011. The 4C Association has graduated to full membership status in the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for social and environmental standards setting organizations. 4C membership was confirmed by a decision of the ISEAL Board of Directors during their meeting on 12th September. The 4C Association had already joined ISEAL as associate member in 2009. To be eligible for full ISEAL membership, the 4C Association

The 4C Association Kicks-off its New Business Model

Bonn, 28 March 2011. The 4C Executive Board announced today that the 4C Association will start the transition phase to enforce its new business model, which will be fully operational by the beginning of 2012. The business model was first approved by the 4C Council during its last meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, on 15 February. This new focus will allow the 4C Association to adapt its modus operandi to better serve the needs

4C Association welcomes Nescafé Plan

Creating shared value for a better coffee world Mexico City/Bonn, 27 August 2010 The 4C Association welcomes Nestlé’s announcement today pledging 4C Compliance by 2015 for all its coffee purchased through direct procurement. This volume is estimated at approximately 180,000 tons of green coffee per year. “Nestlé’s announcement marks a great milestone in making the mainstream coffee sector more sustainable” said Diego Pizano-Salazar, Chairperson of the 4C Association’s Executive Board. “Sustainability in the

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