• Announcement
15. September 2020

Critical online dialogue on requirements, objectives and tools of a sustainable coffee supply chain

on September 15th, 10.00 to 11.30 a.m.

The introduction of a supply chain act is on the political agenda at both German and European level. The debates usually focus on its content and scope. Less discussed is how such a law can be implemented. Therefore, this will be the main focus of the online dialogue of FSS, GRAS System, 4C Services, Welthungerhilfe, FSS and Tchibo. Specific approaches from coffee supply chains are presented in four keynotes: Protection of the human right to food, certification, use of remote sensing for the documentation of coffee sites, and empowerment and sector approaches. In the subsequent dialogue, the opportunities and challenges of implementing responsibility for environmental standards and human rights will be discussed with the participants.

Keynotes and Speaker

  • What is needed for truly fair coffee supply chain?
    Nanda Bergstein, Director Corporate Responsibility, Tchibo
  • Rising demands on coffee certification
    Dr. Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, 4C Services
  • The human right to food in agricultural supply chains
    Dr. Rafaël Schneider, Deputy Head of Policy, FSS Coordinator, Welthungerhilfe
  • Remote sensing supports sustainable coffee production
    Dr. Jan Henke, Managing Director, GRAS System

Moderation: Dr. Gernot Klepper, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

Registrations are possible until September 13th using the following registration form:


 If you have any questions, please contact the conference team: info@foodsecuritystandard.org

Please note: The event will be held in German.