Now Accepting 2012 SCAA Sustainability Award Applications

The SCAA’s Sustainability Award acknowledges individuals, businesses and organizations that have created innovative projects to expand and promote sustainability within the coffee world while inspiring others to initiate similar endeavors. As part of its mission, the SCAA is actively involved in issues related to sustainability and looks to its members to take leadership roles in sustainable practices. With this in mind, the Sustainability Council created the Sustainability Award in 2003 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models in fields of sustainability. The Sustainability Council meets each year to review dozens of applications. The awards are presented at the SCAA’s Annual Exposition, The Event.

The Sustainability Council is approaching the 2012 Sustainability Award with even more focus and clarity. This year, we have divided the award into two parts: The first part is the Letter of Intent to apply for this award, which will be reviewed against the following criteria: innovation, contribution to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, proven metrics and overall impression. If this criteria is met, you will be asked to fill out a more complete application.

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2011. You will be notified by mid-October if you have advanced to the second round of the application process.

Submit your 2012 Sustainability Award Letter of Intent:
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Alexandra Katona-Carroll of the Sustainability Council at