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.
How environmentally friendly and socially responsible is coffee cultivation on coffee farms? Tchibo sustainability manager Tianne Groeneveld and Mike Spandern of Rainforest Alliance talk about the new initiative - Truemorrow. And coffee sommelier Benjamin takes us on the journey of coffee from its origins to the port of Hamburg.
A digital event concerning the struggle for Labor and Human Rights in Global Value Chains, organized by Friedrich Ebert Foundation. On Feb. 25, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., previous measures, the status quo and future strategies will be discussed - Julia Thimm, Tchibo's Head of Human Rights, will be part of the event.
Another great project with our cooperation partner Bridge & Tunnel. Lovely gym bags were sewn from Tchibo Share remnants and production waste and handed over to the Tafel Wilhelmsburg. As soon as schools open again, a third class in Georgswerder will be equipped with them.
The first Tchibo Digital Festival starts on February 15. Tchibo employees will provide tips and tricks about coffee, DIY and sustainability. You have the opportunity to ask questions and exchange your ideas with others. Feel free to join!
Wir freuen uns, dass das monatelange Ringen in der Bundesregierung um ein Lieferkettengesetz endlich zu einem positiven Ergebnis geführt hat. Mit dem Lieferkettengesetz wird ein wichtiger erster Schritt zu mehr Verbindlichkeit entlang der gesamten Lieferkette getan.
At the end of 2020, hurricanes Eta and Iota caused terrible damage in Honduras, an important coffee farming country. Tchibo contacted the local coffee farmers and coffee partners and helped immediately: employees donated to the German Red Cross (DRK) and Tchibo doubled the amount. Additional financial support from Tchibo to the coffee farming region not only alleviates the worst circumstances, but also reestablishes the conditions for coffee cultivation.
In 2020, we designed and sold our own bracelet collection in collaboration with the women from our #WECARE program. The additional income helped the women to develop their own business idea. For example, Juliana opened a grocery store and Vidalia invested in a sewing machine with the aim of selling clothes she sewed herself.
Listen to an interesting talk between Tchibo product manager, Martin Habenicht, Everdrop founder, David Löwe, and fitness expert, Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse, about the topics of sustainable cleaning and sports during lockdown.
Note: The podcast is in German
The “Tagesspiegel”, “DIE ZEIT”, the „Handelsblatt“ and the „WirtschaftsWoche“ host the event called „Europe 2021“. Personalities from politics, business and science will discuss Europe's challenges and goals in 2021, including Nanda Bergstein, Tchibo's Director of Corporate Responsibility, who will take part in the discussion on "Sustainable Supply Chain Management" on the 4th of February at 2 pm.
Register and listen for free!
Learn more about your daily cup of coffee. At Tchibo Live coffee experts discuss insights about our coffee beans. How sustainable is the production of coffee? And what is the current situation regarding farmers' wages?
The second round of Tchibo Live starts on Wednesday the 27th of January at 7pm.
Be part of the discussion and ask your questions in the chat.
The Rarity No.1 takes us to the farm Ipanema Coffee in Brazil. At this beautiful place, the new variant "Arara" has been harvested for the first time.
Best of all: The coffee is 100% Rainforest-Alliance-certified.
In order to advance sustainability in the coffee sector, cooperation and dialogue are essential. A new platform of the European Coffee Federation (ECF) aims to promote collaboration by making the different stakeholders' positions and roles in sustainability transparent. Tchibo was part of the working group that launched the new platform.
Tchibo publishes a position paper “Due Diligence in Supply Chains: what is important now” and highlights how such a law could be designed to be practical, however still ambitious.
We spoke with Federal Minister Dr. Müller about fighting for the Supply Chain Law, the (relatively) new seal for sustainable textiles, the Green Button and the importance of good communication.
Tchibo Share and kilenda ended their services. The second-hand rental plattform could not reach the critical mass of customers. Sarah Herms, project manager of Tchibo Share and Hendrik Scheuschner, manager of kilenda, discuss further reasons behind the decision to end the servoce in our Tchibo Podcast Five Cups Daily.
With the new Animal Welfare Policy, Tchibo sets an example for animal rights. Tchibo rejects breeding, keeping, slaughter, transport and production conditions that are degrading to animals, and is committed to ensuring that animals are treated ethically and appropriately in our supply chains.
At the same time, Tchibo is working to increasingly use alternative materials of non-animal origin and to expand the range of vegan plant-based or synthetic products.
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Industry Disruptor is a unique incubator and mentorship programme for a more sustainable and equitable fashion industry. Women-led Start-Ups have the chance to pitch their solutions for different challenges to increase the awareness of sustainability and fairness in the fashion industry.
Policies against exploitation - Does Germany need a Supply Chain Act? Tchibo says yes! Thus, Julia Thimm from Tchibo's Corporate Responsibility department discusses with Johanna Kusch from the Initiative Supply Chain Act and Anna Launenroth from The Federation of German Industries the impact of the Supply Chain Act on Human Rights in sourcing countries.
Tchibo will integrate textile factories from the WE-programme in Bangladesh into a capacity-building program to help garment workers to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the initiative, workers will learn about social distancing, handwashing, and other measures to reduce the risk of spreading or contracting the virus.
To better shape change, we need to know more about conditions on the ground! Hence, we published the sustainability initiative called Truemorrow. Based on independent examinations, we make our coffee FOR BLACK 'N WHITE as transparent as never. For the people, nature, and each of us.
The team #sexyseconds officially scored second from a total of 44 participants. The community of the Impact Hub even voted them first. The #sexyseconds developed a sustainable business model für Tchibo's challenge "Belly says yes, Head as well: How can Second-Hand apparel be sexy and suitable for the mass?!".
The concurrent pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for humans worldwide. The pandemic endangers the lives of many directly, but also the economic consequences put many humans, especially from our sourcing countries, in danger.
Hence, we work with the International Labor Organisation (ILO), more than 130 enterprises, organizations - as IndustriALL - since april 2020 at the so-called Call to Action to mitigate devastating consequences. We focus on securing wages and establishing longterm social security systems in the sourcing countries.
As a response to the devastating effects of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras and Guatemala, International Coffee Partners (ICP) makes an emergency relief fund available. ICP shareholders Delta Cafés, Franck, Joh. Johannson, Lavazza, Löfbergs, Neumann Gruppe, Paulig and Tchibo will make 40,000 Euro available to support 400 smallholder coffee farmer families with direct food access and restoring damaged infrastructure.
2020 is the year of change - COVID-19 and the increasing emphasis on climate change shows us: Today we need new, inspiring, innovative, and creative solutions to create collaboration and change for a more sustainable world.
Therefore, Janine Steeger talks with Nanda Bergstein (Director Corporate Social Responsibility at Tchibo) and Dr. Marcel Richert (Lead Manager Sustainable Brand) about topics as digital transparency in the supply chains, "direct payments" to coffee- and cotton farmers, and satellite data for environmental protection.
Access to clean water, sanitary facilities and adherence to hygiene standards pose still great challenges in Ethiopia. Thus, within the Organic Bio Coffee WASH-Project, two wells will be constructed accompanied by additional hygiene arrangements. The Goal: To improve access to clean water and to increase awareness about the importance of hygiene of up to 17,000 humans.
The Climathon is a 24-hours challenge to gather ideas about municipal climate innovations. 400 participants worked on 14 different challenges for climate innovation and pitched their ideas in front of a jury.
Tchibo proposed a challenge called "Belly says yes, Head as well: How can Second-Hand apparel be sexy and suitable for the mass?!". Participants working on this challenge pitched different approaches for a sustainable business model.
Each cup of coffee produces coffee grounds, which we usually throw away. But this is a huge waste: The grounds can be used for a variety of purposes, including as a fertiliser for plants and as an exfoliant in cosmetics.
And now they can even be turned into clothing! Tchibo sells a range of sportswear and functional clothing made from a combination of PET fibres and coffee grounds!*
Tchibo participated in the online discussion “Fair play in supply chain legislation” organised by SPD MP Gabi Weber to explain why we need supply chain legislation now to protect human rights. “Together we can achieve more”, says Julia Thimm from our Sustainability team in summary.
Tchibo's director of Corporate Responsibility, Nanda Bergstein, argued for governmental regulation in a consultation in the German Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid.
To support coffee farmers in Guatemala, Tchibo founded the #WECARE programme in partnership with Coffee Care. The program helps farmers to set up their own small crafting business to generate an additional income for themselves. The women create beautifully designed woven bracelets and sell them in coffee shops in Guatemala.
The project has become so successful that, from 29 September 2020, Tchibo will sell the bracelets online and in selected shops in Germany and Austria.
Regardless of whether you’re buying chocolate or a new T-shirt, a new law will soon come into force requiring all companies to produce their products responsibly. Galileo explains how the new supply chain legislation works and what it means for consumers. Featuring Julia Thimm, Head of Human Rights, who explains why Tchibo is in favour of the new law.
After almost three years of pioneering work, Tchibo Share – in its current form – will end in mid-December. Although many of our very first customers remained loyal until very recently, we were unable to achieve the critical mass needed to make the business model a success.
The end of Tchibo Share is by no means the end of alternative business models for Tchibo; in fact, the opposite is true. “During the crisis, we saw that topics such as sustainable and considered consumption have increased in relevance. But the question is whether sharing – in its current form – is the right answer”, says Nanda Bergstein.
By 2030, we want to reduce our CO2 emissions by more than half compared to our 2018 figures – and do our bit to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees. This goal is based on the strict guidelines of the Science Based Targets Initiative from the CDP, UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the WWF, which we signed up to in May.
Each year, Germany uses around 800,000 tonnes of mail order packaging made from paper, cardboard or plastic. Mail order retailers Tchibo, Otto and Avocadostore have joined forces to combat the ever-rising volumes of packaging waste. During the three-year praxPACK research project, we’ll be putting reusable mailing bags to the test.
We began to trial RePack mailing bags at the end of August. During this trial period, we will primarily focus on textile orders delivered within Germany, with customers selected randomly. We are also planning to conduct a customer survey in parallel to the trial to explore acceptance of the system and how it could be improved.
How can you pack T-shirts, pyjamas or trousers for sale without plastic – while still ensuring that they are protected during transport? After dozens of tests and years of research and experimentation, our in-house packaging experts have finally come up with the answer: A pre-assembled cardboard sleeve is folded around the textiles from the bottom, and a further piece of cardboard shaped like a clothes hanger is inserted to stabilise the garment.
The only part of the packaging still made of plastic (recycled, of course!) is the hanging loop that keeps it all together – and even this will be replaced by a recycled paper version by the end of the year. The new and (almost) plastic-free packaging is a world-first and we have already applied for a patent.