The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) announces the first Sustainability Forum at this year's World of Coffee Dublin, June 23-25. The forum will serve as a hub for discussion with talks on the economic, environmental and social challenges that the industry faces with regard to sustainability.
"The creation of a Sustainability Policy is just the beginning of an exciting road ahead for us working towards new initiatives, each designed to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, research and innovation for the general benefit of everyone working in the industry," said Alberto Polojac, chair of the International Development Committee. "We are very excited to be leading this initiative and making this idea a reality and the hope is that we all will be inspired to implement change within our own organization," he said.
Ireland is home to one of the world’s most sustainable food industries and visitors to World of Coffee Dublin will be able to learn from some of the pioneering food businesses who are at the forefront of sustainability on our island. The Speciality Food Hall, supported by the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA), will be located next to the Sustainability Forum, providing visitors with easy access to a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Surrounding the main stage area, several of the world’s leading associations and charities in sustainability will be on hand to discuss ground breaking trends from other industries and market sectors and share some of the lessons they have learned.
SCAE will present its first Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize hard work and creativity and acknowledge the difference that SCAE members have already made towards ensuring the coffee industry and its impact on the world are more sustainable than before.
Details of the Sustainability Awards, including how to nominate and vote will shortly be released by SCAE
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