IMPACT - Sucafina's Responsible Sourcing Program

 Setting a New Standard for Responsible Sourcing 

IMPACT is Sucafina’s responsible sourcing program that elevates and rewards farmers for their role in reshaping the coffee industry for good, benefiting farmers, traders, and roasters. 
The program includes:

  • The IMPACT Sustainability Standard, which provides assurance that the practices along Sucafina’s supply chain are compliant with a range of social, environmental, and economic standards.
  • 5 IMPACT Goals to drive measurable, positive change in key areas of sustainability, delivering transparency and shared value for all stakeholders.

Together, we can build a more sustainable future. Together, we can make an IMPACT.

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  Verification with IMPACT

From climate change and deforestation to human rights, poverty, and unsustainable farm practices, the coffee supply chain faces major challenges. And with the growing demand for responsibly sourced coffee across the industry, we want to help roasters of all sizes achieve their sustainability goals. Sucafina's IMPACT program sets a new standard to create a fairer, more resilient coffee industry.

IMPACT Sustainability Standard verification ensures compliance with 80 social, environmental, and economic standards modelled on the Global Coffee Platform’s Sustainability Reference Code.

To be classified as ‘sustainably sourced,’ all farmers and facilities in a supply chain must comply with all 10 mandatory Critical Indicators – designed to eliminate human rights abuses. They must also meet the required number of Improvement Indicators, which cover all other sets of sustainable practices and must be improved over time.

Supply chains will be audited by a third party every 3 years, during harvest season to properly test the adoption of best practices. The program will also deliver measurable improvement in key areas of sustainability through the 5 IMPACT Goals.


  IMPACT for All Stakeholders


IMPACT will become one of the most important tools in achieving Sucafina’s purpose of reshaping our industry by creating shared value for all stakeholders.

To do this, IMPACT incorporates our three sustainability pillars: Caring for People, Investing in Farmers, and Protecting Our Planet. 


IMPACT for farmers, who will:

IMPACT for farmers, who will:

  • receive advice and training on best practices;
  • see greater demand for their coffee from an industry that needs more responsibly sourced coffee;
  • participate in projects to reduce carbon emissions and deforestation, and improve human rights, living income, and regenerative agriculture;
  • be rewarded over time with better prices and incentives for acting sustainably.
IMPACT for communities, who will:

IMPACT for communities, who will:

  • see more investment for projects to improve their social and environmental conditions.
IMPACT for roasters, who will:

IMPACT for roasters, who will:

  • access a greater supply of responsibly sourced coffee;
  • receive real-world data about the sustainability of the supply chains of Sucafina and its suppliers;
  • have opportunities to participate in discussions and projects with Sucafina to improve the 5 IMPACT areas and to have greater engagement with farmers.


   Ready To Make an IMPACT?

Sucafina origins have already started to implement IMPACT in their supply chains.
By early 2023, we hope to offer IMPACT-verified shipments from some origins via our usual spot and shipment offer lists. Our goal is for all of Sucafina’s direct supply chains to be IMPACT verified by 2025.

If you’re a roaster interested in purchasing IMPACT-verified coffee, contact your trader to learn more.

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