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!
Green electricity from people for people29.10.2021
A climate-positive life and "electricity with a face"? We want to support that! Therefore, together with our partner enyway, we offer our customers the possibility to purchase green electricity directly from private electricity producers, if they wish even from their region.read more
Switching to zero-emission cargo ships by 204021.10.2021
By joining the Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV) platform, our products will become a little more sustainable. Thereby, we pledged to use only zero-emission ships to transport our products by 2040.
Neuer Premiumkaffee aus Kenia11.10.2021
With Rarity No.5, we travel to Kenya, to Kirinyaga County to be precise. The coffee for our limited edition is certified sustainably grown and comes exclusively from farms that bear the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal.
Human rights - a global issue01.10.2021
A good start for a more respectful interaction with each other! That's how the Green Actors Lounge can be summed up, where the film industry, activists and representatives of Tchibo discussed discrimination, globalization and sustainability last week.read more
Tchibo X Green Actors Lounge23.09.2021
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.read more
The supply chain law in practice23.09.2021
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.
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.
Podcast: In conversation with Revolverheld singer Johannes Strate22.09.2021
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.read more
Webinar Sustainability, Regulatory and Reality22.09.2021
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.
Tchibo signs Accord20.09.2021
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.read more
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.
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Diversity Days: Tchibo goes colorful17.08.2021
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.read more
Personal insights into our WE programme03.08.2021
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.read more
Qbo - colombian fair trade coffee22.07.2021
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.read more
Myanmar - our responsibility for textile producers16.07.2021
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.read more
Our expectations for COP2615.07.2021
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.read more
Reduce, reuse, recycle06.07.2021
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.read more
Pilot project for organic cotton from India29.06.2021
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.read more
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.read more
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.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.