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!

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    Tchibo X Green Actors Lounge

    23.09.2021

    We're bringing sustainability and the acting industry together! Join us live on Instagram on September 22, as we discuss sustainable lifestyle, green film production as well as fair coexistence with many green celebrities like Andrea Gerhard, Barbara Meier and Iris Berben.

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    The supply chain law in practice

    23.09.2021

    How can the Supply Chain Act be implemented with real impact for people and the environment? For many companies, this is an as-yet unsolved challenge. At the SAP Executive Procurement Roundtable, Nanda Bergstein, Director of Corporate Responsibility, talks about possible solutions.

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    Sustainable business - how does it work?

    22.09.2021

    Following the success of previous years, the PLAN W Congress is starting its third round: We are delighted that Nanda Bergstein, our Director of Corporate Responsibility, will be discussing with inspiring panel guests to talk about reconciling growth and sustainability and many other topics.

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    Podcast: In conversation with Revolverheld singer Johannes Strate

    22.09.2021

    In the new podcast episode we talk to Revolverheld singer Johannes Strate about growing up in an ecologically minded household in Bremen and his fight as a WWF ambassador against the plastic flood.

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    Webinar Sustainability, Regulatory and Reality

    22.09.2021

    Nanda Bergstein, Tchibo's Director of Corporate Responsibility talked about sustainability in the supply chain and RMA Risk Management & Rating Association in this webinar. The topic will be legal requirements and voluntarily implemented sustainability in the supply chain.

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    Tchibo signs Accord

    20.09.2021

    Good news! Negotiations between trade unions and international fashion companies have led – just in time – to a new and more comprehensive agreement to secure the protection of workers in textile factories. This is a major success for us as an industry.

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    Is Sustainable Consumption possible?

    09.09.2021

    Are global consumption and sustainable development compatible? In "Zeitfragen des Jahrhunderts," Nanda Bergstein, Director of Corporate Responsibility discusses with Development Minister Müller and Lisi Maier of the German Council for Sustainable Development.

    Copyright: Phil Dera

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    Diversity Days: Tchibo goes colorful

    17.08.2021

    More than 7,000 people work at Tchibo and their diversity enriches us as a company. Simultaneously, we are at the beginning of a journey in which we are continuously reflecting on ourselves. That's why Tchibo organized the "Diversity Days," during which we took a self-critical look at the topic.

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    Personal insights into our WE programme

    03.08.2021

    With the WE programme, we have been working to improve working conditions in our supply chains for over 10 years. In this brochure, participants share their experiences, successes and challenges with this inclusive approach.

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    Qbo - colombian fair trade coffee

    22.07.2021

    The new harvest for our Qbo coffee is here. We are proud of our close relationship with the Fabicoop cooperative, which grows the coffee in the Andes. The young cooperative is not only Fairtrade certified, it uses traditional knowledge and adds modern, environmentally friendly methods to it.

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    Myanmar - our responsibility for textile producers

    16.07.2021

    Since the military coup in Myanmar on February 1, 2021, widespread protests and clashes have moved the country. We are challenged to be particularly considerate with our responsibility and to ensure physical and financial security for the workers of the manufacturers.

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    Our expectations for COP26

    15.07.2021

    Nanda Bergstein talks about her expectations for the COP26: Protecting the climate will determine the survival of future generations on earth. We must therefore make fundamental decisions today at the global level that will preserve a world worth living in for future generations.

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  • Non Food

    Reduce, reuse, recycle

    06.07.2021

    Since April 2020, we have largely eliminated plastic in our packaging. However, true to the motto reduce, reuse, recycle, our packaging developers have come up with a second use. For example, this is how the excavator packaging becomes a house after it has been unpacked.

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  • Non Food

    Pilot project for organic cotton from India

    29.06.2021

    To support and promote the cultivation of organic cotton, Tchibo, together with Dibella, Fairtrade Germany and the German Society for International Cooperation, is launching a pilot project in India with over 500 cotton producers.

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  • Non Food

    International pioneer in sustainability?!

    29.06.2021

    The annual comparative study by Textile Exchange Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark Program once again rated Tchibo as above average in all materials (except leather) and classified us as a company that is pioneering the transformation of the textile industry.

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    Do higher coffee prices improve the living conditions of farmers?

    21.06.2021

    An interview with Andreas Christmann, Director Sourcing and Nanda Bergstein, Tchibo Director Corporate Responsibility, about improving the living and working conditions of coffee farmers and the influence of coffee prices.

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    Tchibo supports legally binding agreement

    10.06.2021

    The Accord is coming to an end, but for us it is clear that the work will continue. We want to build on the existing partnerships, because they have made the Accord successful. We also support a legally binding agreement. More about our position here.

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    Creating sustainable supply chains

    10.06.2021

    Julia Thimm, Head of Human Rights at Tchibo, is a guest on the podcast MASTERS OF CHANGE. A conversation about sustainable supply chains and dialogue as a way to uncover and address social grievances inequalities.

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    „Hamburg rockt’s zusammen“ on the 17th of June!

    10.06.2021

    "Hamburg packt's zusammen!" started one year ago. Since then, 42,000 bags with material donations have been distributed to those affected by the Corona Pandemic. Now the network is organizing a charity concert themed "Hamburg rocks it together". Click here to watch the recording!

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    Happy Birthday, International Coffee Partners!

    09.06.2021

    International Coffee Partners celebrates its 20 years anniversary. Their vision to improve the livelihoods of coffee farming families has become more relevant than ever. For their digital celebration, they host a panel discussion on Tuesday, June 15th at 10 am.

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Not perfect – but making bold steps in the right direction

What we have achieved to date

  • 42.200 farmers

    in 9 countries have received support through 20 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.

  • 96 % 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 12 years

    at all of our Tchibo sites (headquarters, warehouse, stores and coffee shops).

  • Every second

    our stores sell a sustainable coffee.
    (Statement refers to the year 2019. Due to the pandemic, most Tchibo stores were closed in 2020).

  • 63 million

    plastic bottles were recycled to make our textile products in 2020.

  • 97 %

    of our product packaging is recyclable.

  • 4.200 workers and managers

    have participated in the WE programme in 2020.

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.

Find out more

Tchibo Sustainability Report

Tchibo Sustainability Report

In this report, we describe our strategic approaches to our sustainability commitment and show the results of our activities.

Tchibo Human Rights Report (Non Food)

Tchibo Human Rights Report (Non Food)

In the Tchibo Human Rights Report (Non Food), we compile our activities, initiatives and measures through which we aim to ensure compliance with human rights in our global supply chains. Concrete progress and results are shown through key figures and specific projects in the sourcing countries.

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