Case Study

Sustainable Sourcing in the Coffee Industry

Sep 26, 2023
Cooxupé, the world’s largest coffee cooperative, with over 18,000 members — more than 97% of whom are small producers who make their living from family farming — is Brazil’s largest exporter of coffee in the global market, with 6.8 million bags of coffee beans produced in 2022 alone. As global markets continue to push for more sustainable farming practices including worker safety, equity, and diversity, Cooxupé has risen to the challenge of becoming a leader in incorporating sustainable principles and responsible practices within its business, operations and facilities, and even in the decisions that relate to its stakeholders (cooperative members, employees, suppliers, customers and community).