Monitoring and evaluation of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable QualityTM Program in Colombia

Monitoring and evaluation of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable QualityTM Program in Colombia

The study analyzes the impact of the implementation of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable QualityTM code of conduct on the living conditions of coffee growers in four departments of Colombia (Antioquia, Caldas, Cauca, Nariño, Huila) in the 2009-2011 period. The international COSA methodology and multivariate analysis techniques were used to construct social, economic and environmental sustainability indexes. The information was obtained from a sample of 1,785 producers to which this sustainability monitoring index was applied to measure the performance of farms AAA versus that of the control sample.