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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  • Coffee

    Podcast: Junior farmers in the Tanzania Coffee Clubs

    16.07.2024

    This episode goes to Tanzania and the sustainability project “Tanzania Coffee Clubs”. Here, young farmers learn sustainable coffee cultivation in addition to normal school subjects as part of a school group. Karina Schneider and Aida Guerreiro Brito talk about the project and the school coffee.

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  • Coffee

    Our school coffee, the rarity special edition “Kahawa Skuli” from Tanzania is back

    15.07.2024

    For the second time there is the edition from the "Tanzania Coffee Clubs": In the project, young farmers learn the necessary specialist knowledge at school for environmentally friendly and productive coffee cultivation. The project is implemented in the Mbeya and Mbozi regions of Tanzania.

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  • Company

    Tchibo Sustainability Report 2022/23

    02.07.2024

    In a world full of uncertainty, we as a company are setting an example - for the people in our supply chains, our employees and customers. What have we achieved in the last few years and what are we planning to do? The Tchibo sustainability report answers this for you.

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  • Coffee

    Podcast: 100% coffee from responsible purchasing – how is that supposed to work?

    01.07.2024

    From 2027, ALL Tchibo coffees will come from responsible purchasing. How is that supposed to work? In the new podcast episode, our guest Andrea Gerhard and Pablo von Waldenfels sort through the facts - from climate change to certifications to minimum income.

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  • Coffee

    Tchibo @ World of Coffee on 29.06.2024 in Copenhagen

    29.06.2024

    On Saturday, June 29, 2024, Reena Eddiks was at the World of Coffee in Copenhagen for Tchibo, where, among other things, she was part of a panel of the International Coffee Organization. The topic: Sustainability Mapping.

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  • Human

    Tchibo has also signed individual agreement with IndustriAll to support collective bargaining agreements in Cambodia

    27.06.2024

    For the first time, we have made legally binding purchasing practices commitments to enable higher wages and sound industrial relations in the garment and textile industry. We were supported in this by the ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation) initiative.

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  • Environment

    1 year reusable shipping bag

    27.06.2024

    Last year, in June 2023, we introduced the reusable shipping bag as part of a pilot test. The bags have been in use for a year - with success! We were able to send over 70,000 orders to our customers. Read here what happens next!

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  • Environment

    Clean Up Challenge with management board

    18.06.2024

    Together with the organizationOclean, around 50 Tchibo employees, also including management board, collected garbage in the City Nord and in the Stadtpark on June 18, 2024 as part of our Tchibo Sustainability Week. The result: 134.8 kg of waste collected.

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  • Environment

    Podcast: Tchibo & Secondhand

    10.06.2024

    The Tchibo Share rental platform is history, now things continue with the Sellpy sales platform for used clothing. Kristina, an expert in circulation models at Tchibo, reports on the experiences in the Tchibo podcast “5 cups a day” and gives an outlook on what will happen next.

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  • Coffee

    EUDR-Statement by ICP (International Coffee Partners)

    06.06.2024

    We are part of ICP (International Coffee Partners). Together and consistently, we are committed to a fair and sustainable coffee sector in all coffee producing countries. Read ICP’s statement on EUDR here:

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  • Coffee

    The Tchibo Coffee Report 2024 is here!

    04.06.2024

    Variety enriches. And variety is also the keyword of the new coffee report, which is being published for the 13th time this year. Again, there are amazing facts to discover - also about coffee and sustainability. For example: "Have you ever reused coffee grounds or beans?"

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  • Human

    Tchibo @ re:publica24 on 05/28/2024 in Berlin

    28.05.2024

    Visions for the agricultural transition or business as usual? On May 28, 2024, Pablo von Waldenfels was at re:publica in Berlin for Tchibo. Under the motto #WhoCares, the dialogue is about human rights and corporate responsibility along agricultural supply chains.
    Photo: ECCHR

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  • Environment

    Tchibo @ Energy and Environment Summit on 16/17 May 2024 in Berlin

    22.05.2024

    Kristina and Sina were at the Energy and Environment Summit for Tchibo. Her presentation "Together we can do this: Tchibo's perspective on ecological and social challenges" showed our progress in our sector initiatives WE, ZEMBA and Reusable and how you can still be part of them.

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  • Non Food

    Circular Collection

    30.04.2024

    At a meet-up with employees from OTTO, Otto Group, bonprix and Tchibo, everything revolved around circular fashion. The goal: Learning from each other for a circular future in the fashion industry, in which the circular economy is taken into account throughout the entire product life cycle.

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  • Environment

    Successful Completion of ZEMBA's Inaugural Tender

    25.04.2024

    Hapag-Lloyd wins tender for zero-emission shipping services. With the successful tender, we show that corporate cooperation can provide an important impetus for a sustainable future. We are strengthening our ambitions with further rounds of tenders and are hoping for the offer from e-fuels.

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  • Non Food

    Tchibo expands range on second-hand platform Sellpy

    24.04.2024

    Tchibo is expanding its range on the Swedish second-hand platform Sellpy after a successful test run. In addition to items from the discontinued rental service for children's products (Tchibo Share), we now also offer selected returns that can no longer be sold as new goods.

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  • Environment

    Lean and Green 2nd Star: Tchibo receives award for CO2 savings in logistics

    03.04.2024

    We are pleased about the second award for our efforts to save CO2 in Tchibo logistics processes. Back in 2019, Tchibo received the Lean and Green 1st Star for its CO2 reduction of 23 percent at the time. From 2020 to 2022, we reduced greenhouse gases by an additional 17 percent.

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  • Environment

    Repair and replace: spare parts for Esperto fully automatic machines

    20.03.2024

    Repair service, video inspection and spare parts ordering – we are already doing a lot to give our products a long life. Also with our fully automatic machines! From now on we also sell various spare parts for the fully automatic machine individually in our Tchibo webshop.

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  • Coffee

    What does the EU deforestation regulation mean for our coffee?

    11.03.2024

    We at Tchibo are currently often asked how we feel about the European Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). Time to get some perspective on our coffee supply chain. Read about it from Pablo von Waldenfels in our Tchibo blog.

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  • Coffee

    From 2027, all Tchibo coffees will come from responsible sourcing

    01.02.2024

    From 2027 all Tchibo coffees should come from responsible sourcing. In this way, we would like to assume our responsibility in accordance with our share in the global coffee trade and cultivation.

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Not perfect – but making bold steps in the right direction

What we have achieved to date

  • 43.300 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.

  • 98 % 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 13 years

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

  • 134 million

    old PET bottles were processed for our 2021 textiles made from recycled materials, saving 5,500 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

  • 98 %

    of our product packaging is recyclable.

  • 8 factories

    have been newly included in the WE programme. In total, 432 factories have been involved since 2008, of which 96 factories are participating in the programme at the end of 2021. In 2021, 4,900 workers and managers participated in activities.

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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