This blog is a continuation of what I wrote last week about how much our coffee business contributes to the SDGs. Last time, we talked about goals 1 to 6, which are the problems of developing countries. This time, we will talk about goals 7 to 12, which are the problems of developed countries. When UN upgraded MDGs to the SDGs, they included not only developing countries but also developed countries. But if we say that the goals of SDGs should be solved in this way, from small numbers to big numbers, I don't think so as we can see that in SDGs wedding cake. Back on topic, let me show you how our coffee solves goals 7 to 12 of the SDGs.
Goal 7 : Energy for all and clean
- The Climate Field School will teach farmers about low-cost and clean energy, such as su-re.co's biogas digesters, and as part of the CSA (Climate Smart Agriculture), will integrate this improvement into their farming activities. Through this activity, we will bring affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to all.
- The old biogas digesters cost around 1,000 USD, including installation and training costs. su-re.co's biogas digesters are modern, portable and cost 300 USD, including installation and training costs without subsidies. The result is a reliable, sustainable and clean energy source at a low price.
Goal 8: Job satisfaction and economic growth
- By convention, farmers only receive 3% of the total retail price of their coffee. On the other hand, su-re.co pledges to give them 30% of the full retail price of the coffee (green beans, biogas and the cost of the Climate Filed School) and also allows them to participate in The Climate Field School. The school will improve the productivity of crops, coffee, and chocolate and create sustainable, inclusive, rewarding jobs.
- According to World Bank statistics, 46% of Indonesians are forced to live on less than $2 a day. That is equivalent to the average price of a cup of coffee in the morning in Indonesia. Su-re.co's biogas digesters create affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy that is the basis for economic growth. As a result, it will boost economic growth and create a long-term employment system.
Goal 9 : Create a platform for industry and innovation
- The Climate Field School will provide courses on sustainable agricultural management to improve coffee and chocolate production. Sales of su-re.coffee and su-re.cocoa will create a circular economy between farmers, su-re.co and retailers and building further infrastructure.
- su-re.co's biogas digesters contribute to creating an infrastructure that prevents global warming by creating clean energy and sustainable fertilisers. We will create a resilient infrastructure and encourage inclusive and sustainable industry and innovation.
Goal 10 : Eliminate inequalities between people and countries
- Six Climate Filed Schools were organised in 2018 in collaboration with the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) to roll out the programme nationally. The Climate Filed School will reach as many Indonesian workers as possible to reduce inequalities arising from geographical factors. By increasing educational opportunities, we will eliminate the knowledge gap on climate change that is created among farmers.
- The United Nations Development Programme estimates that 30 million Indonesians do not have adequate access to electricity. This figure means that 1 in 10 Indonesians do not have access to reliable electricity. Renewable energy is one solution to increase electrification rates. su-re.co's biogas digesters provide clean energy to those who do not have reliable access to electricity. As a result, access to energy is provided to all and inequality is eliminated.
Goal 11 : Creating a livable city
- The Climate Field School will implement a project with farmers to increase the resilience of people, ecosystems and economies to climate change through the sale of su-re.coffee and su-re.cocoa. This initiative will build sustainability, safety, resilience and inclusiveness in rural communities.
- The su-re.co biogas digesters produce organic fertiliser. It enables farmers to use clean energy in their daily cooking and roasting coffee beans and encourages them to engage in organic farming easily. The result is a community that is both resilient and sustainable.
Goal 12 : Responsibility to produce and to consume
The Climate Field School will provide CSA lectures to farmers to establish farming practices that promote sustainability, enhance food security, and combat climate change. This initiative strengthens the sustainable production and consumption cycle and their responsibility.
- By providing organic fertilisers, su-re.co's biogas digesters promote a circular economy that eliminates waste and achieves efficient use of resources. It creates a sustainable and responsible cycle of production and consumption.