Why we need to take action
Tackling the greatest challenges of our age — human rights, fair payment, environmental and climate protection, hunger and water shortages — will require a powerful lobby. As a traditional family company, we believe in taking responsibility and being part of a movement that takes on these challenges not only with words, but with actions. And that is what we are doing.
Our objective: We strive to do business in a fair and sustainable way and help our customers integrate sustainability into their everyday lives.
We’re ready for the challenge!
Not perfect – but making bold steps in the right direction
What we have achieved to date
in 9 countries have received support through 17 projects delivered under the Tchibo Joint Forces!® farmer programme since 2009. The programme aims to help farmers transition to more sustainable cultivation methods and to improve living standards.
89% of our textiles made with cotton
are made from cotton from sustainable sources (organic cotton, GOTS or Cotton made in Africa).
100% eco-friendly power for 11 years
at all of our Tchibo sites (headquarters, warehouse, stores and coffee shops).
our stores sell a sustainable coffee.
plastic bottles were recycled to make our textile products in 2019.
of our product packaging is recyclable.
in 11 countries have participated in our WE qualification programme on human rights since 2007.
Is this enough?
We understand that our company has, for a long time, had a critical role to play when it comes to sustainability. We know that in some areas, Tchibo is still part of the problem. This is why it is all the more important for us to use our design expertise and business knowledge to become a bigger part of the solution with each day that passes.
For us, there is no alternative to fair working conditions, transparency and environmental protection.
The road is a long one, and we are always looking for solutions that will enable us to protect resources and the environment and to safeguard human rights. We are working to fill the gaps – swiftly and creatively.