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7 Apr 2015

Brazilian Coffee-Coop ‘COOPFAM’ is implementing Group Integrity

COOPFAM, Brazilian coffee cooperative signed for Group Integrity software enhancing the group’s internal quality management.

Founded in the 80’s COOPFAM today counts 320 families of small-scale farmers situated in Poço Fundo, south-eastern Brazil. COOPFAM is certified organic for the Brazilian, American, European and Japanese market, carries the Fairtrade label (FLO) as well as the SIPAF seal confirming that the coffee originates from family farm production.

Clemilson Pereira, President of COOPFAM highlights: “COOPFAM always tries to be innovative and seeks the continuous improvement of the group management, the quality and the integrity of the products. The implementation of Group Integrity is an important step along that way.”

Paul Espanion, Director of Ecofacilitações and Implementation partner for Group Integrity in Brazil adds: “I look forward to working with COOPFAM. Group Integrity can be perfectly fine-tuned to meet COOPFAM individual requirements mapping all relevant internal certification processes. Implementing the software will strengthen COOPFAM’s strategic position vis-à-vis trading partners."

Group Integrity for a successful administrative structure of groups
Group Integrity is an innovated software with a focus on cost efficiency that helps to improve growers’ situation by reducing the burden of third party certification systems. It achieves this by supporting the management of several standards at the same time through the provision of multi-standard inspection checklists. With this innovation, grower groups become able to administer e.g. EU, NOP, JAS, Naturland, Bio-Suisse, Demeter, Fairtrade, UTZ Certified and GLOBALG.A.P standards and internal certification as preparation for external third party certification simultaneously.


  Paul Espanion
  Group Integrity Implementation Partner Brazil
  Tel: +55 14 98832 5807
  Tel: +55 14 98114 0278



  Organic Services GmbH

 Frank Gerriets
 Group Integrity Program Manager
 Tel: +49 89 820759-04

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