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!
Tchibo supports legally binding agreement10.06.2021
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.read more
Creating sustainable supply chains10.06.2021
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.read more
„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!read more
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.read more
Recycling, Upcycling & Plantbased Colours09.06.2021
Tchibo trend expert Philine Staemmler and sustainability manager Cristina Graack talk about lace lingerie with recycled material, shirts made from compostable cotton waste yarn, plantbased colouring and many other topics related to sustainability and innovation.read more
Tchibo Human Rights Report 2020 (Non Food)19.05.2021
We stand up for Human Rights. They are non-negotiable and must always be respected. In our Human Rights Report 2020 (Non Food), we provide information about our goals, activities and challenges. The report will be available in English by the end of June.read more
Tchibo Sustainability Report 2020 is online!18.05.2021
In line with the GRI standards, we report on current goals, activities and cooperations, reflect on our achievements and highlight the challenges we face in the area of sustainability. The report will be available in English by the end of June.read more
Ranga & Nanda talking about monsoon coffee and global fairness18.05.2021
Nanda Bergstein - Director of Corporate Responsibility at Tchibo - and the well-known science journalist - Ranga Yogeshwar - talk about the meaning of business, cultural transformation processes and the need for global fairness.read more
Making a difference with water stewardship17.05.2021
Water pollution, water shortage and flooding are existing challenges at our manufactories. As a partner of WWF's Water Stewardship program, we take responsibility for decreasing these risks.read more
For more diversity in the fashion industry!06.05.2021
To achieve this, Fashion Changers has published a free e-book on diversity in fashion and media companies. The book provides recommendations for action and most importantly: it gathers important voices from the fashion industry on the representation of gender, body and BIPoC.read more
Webinar: Audits, Trainings and Code of Conduct03.05.2021
In a webinar hosted by WeShyft on May 05, at 12:30 p.m., Julia Thimm, Head of Human Rights at Tchibo, will talk about key measures for a sustainable supply chain.read more
Enjoy the new Tchibo teas!03.05.2021
Experience TEA by Tchibo with its colourful designs and special taste. In addition to the well-known quality of Tchibo, the tea bags are packaged as sustainable as possible and 4 of 5 varieties are certified organic.read more
Online Discussion: Coffee and sustainability20.04.2021
On April 21 at 7:30 p.m., Nanda Bergstein, Tchibo’s director of Corporate Responsibility, will talk about sustainability in the coffee business. The online discussion is hosted by GRÜNE Hamburg-Nord.read more
Online Discussion: 8 years of Rana Plaza - has anything really changed?20.04.2021
On April 23, at 11 a.m., Julia Thimm, Tchibo's Head of Human Rights, joins other companies to talk about what has been achieved and what is still needed for safe factories for garment workers. The discussion will take place live on Facebook and is hosted by IndustriALL. #GarmentWorkersNeedUnions #IMadeYourClothes #RPNeverAgainread more
Ensuring human rights in supply chains, is that possible?20.04.2021
On April 20, at 10 a.m., Julia Thimm, Tchibo's Head of Human Rights, will speak about our human rights program. The talk will take place as part of an event organized by the Austrian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines.read more
Tchibo Podcast: Tesla vs. Swapfiets – everything about the new electric-vehicle-bike-subscription mobility07.04.2021
Andre Illmer, Swapfiets Germany CEO, Alexander Kaiser, co-CEO of "Like to drive" - and the man at Tchibo who always sets up the sustainable collaborations: Rob Pauly, talk about sustainable mobility.read more
Tchibo Podcast: Greenstyle – the revolution of fashion is now!16.03.2021
E-Commerce is booming. Online Shopping versus lockdown frustration. Can this be sustainable? We talk to Mirjam Smend - blogger, speaker and founder of the Greenstyle fair fashion fair in Munich, and to Tchibo sustainability manager and fashion expert Sabrina Müller.read more
Coffee packaging - can it be a little more sustainable?15.03.2021
How can coffee packaging be more sustainable? And still maintain the protective functions? Insights into the Tchibo sustainability lab and a conversation about opportunities and current obstacles.read more
2x fair & 2x delicious08.03.2021
From March 8 and as long as the stock lasts, you'll get a free Ritter Sport cocoa class bar with your Tchibo BARISTA.read more
Tchibo Position on the Military Coup in Myanmar02.03.2021
Responsible business requires an environment where human rights are respected. Therefore, we urge the full and immediate restoration of democratic rights and institutions in Myanmar.read more
Not perfect – but making bold steps in the right direction
What we have achieved to date
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).
our stores sell a sustainable coffee.
(Statement refers to the year 2019. Due to the pandemic, most Tchibo stores were closed in 2020).
plastic bottles were recycled to make our textile products in 2020.
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.