We serve as your guide to develop a coffee sustainability program that will increase your organization’s impact through improved collaboration across the value chain.
Ethos Agriculture supports companies, non-profits and funders to build targeted partnerships in order to develop effective and inspiring sustainability programs. Our extensive experience and networks - at origin, the US and Europe - enables us to provide tailored support, ensuring your organization delivers on its full potential.
What we do
It can be overwhelming to build a coffee sustainability program.
- How to effectively leverage your supply chain?
- Whom should you partner with?
- Which initiative should you participate in?
- Which tools and technologies to adopt?
Following a structured methodology, we assess your organization to address your sustainability challenges. This allows us to form a cohesive strategy to identify appropriate tools and partnership opportunities informed by your priorities. Whether this requires connections with potential partners to achieve scale or attracting funders to leverage investments, we can help you along the way.
Tailored Sustainability Strategies
Identify and prioritize supply chain challenges in order to design a customized strategy, establish performance metrics and align work plans for implementation
Form reinforcing partnerships for mutual benefit with organizations across and beyond the coffee industry to create a collaborative advantage
Establish a Sustainability Identity
Position your brand and become a recognized industry leader through effectively demonstrating and communicating the impact of your work
Fundraising and Coffee Campaigns
Leverage your program to attract additional resources and build innovative approaches utilizing coffee to support social and environmental causes
Meet the Team
Ethos Agriculture is a team of value chain experts specialized in the design and development of coffee programs.
Founder – Based in Philadelphia
Saurin has dedicated his career to providing tropical farmers access to markets, finance and information. He founded Ethos Agriculture in 2017 to promote sustainable trade approaches that leverage his experience in cooperative management, agricultural research, rural development, finance and data science.
Frederik de Vries
Partner – Based in Amsterdam
Frederik specializes in building strategic partnerships and implementing business development strategies. Throughout his career Frederik developed and managed numerous alliances, based on creating shared value. Prior to joining Ethos, Frederik was responsible for Rainforest Alliance global partnership program to improve the reach, visibility and impact of RA´s overall work.
Director of Research
Sjoerd is a sociologist specialized in environment and sustainable development. He has 12 years of research, management and project design experience in value chain development on long- and short-term assignments in Latin America, East Africa and Asia. His main areas of expertise include livelihoods improvement of farmers and workers, agricultural market development and sustainability standards in coffee, tea and cocoa value chains.