In the last three years, InPACTO has been dedicated to bringing to this debate organizations that represent the coffee sector in the country, including national and multinational companies. The Brazilian coffee sector is robust and has a well-consolidated governance, with many organizations operating in the sector. Due to the tradition and size of the sector, engaging in this agenda requires a lot of energy.
In 2017, we created the Mesa de Café Brasil project precisely to start this engagement process. And in this sense, we have advanced a lot while we managed to gather important representatives of the productive sector to discuss, in a Working Group, the challenges and paths for the sector.
In 2018, we launched the Sector Pact for Coffee Sustainability, an initiative to “formalize” the involvement of the productive sector in tackling slave labor and promoting decent working conditions. We spent 2019 in a great behind the scenes work with national and international organizations and companies to help consolidate this process and strengthen this pact.
At the same time, we focused on data analysis so that we could collaborate with companies' decision-making processes and contribute to the strengthening of risk management tools, not only for coffee, but for different actors.