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Panel Discussion: „Change Fashion – Change Politics“

13.04.2022

Axel Schröder (Team Human Rights) will discuss the conditions of a fair textile industry on April 21 at 4 p.m. during the Fashion Revolution Week. Join the panel discussion to learn how far the due diligence of companies already extends today and where the legislator has to make improvements.

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Non Food

Podcast: It’s all about (organic) cotton, baby.

07.04.2022

In this podcast episode, everything revolves around organic cotton. We talk to Sustainability Manager Dr. Katharina Heye and Rapha Breyer from Fairtrade about beetle removal by hand and the Chetna joint project, which helps farmers transition from conventional to organic cotton (in German).

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Human

WE programme in the UN Global Compact's Business & Human Rights Navigator

30.03.2022

Our WE human rights program now serves as an example of good practice in the area of freedom of association for the Business & Human Rights Navigator. The new online portal provides information on the implementation of due diligence in supply chains and thus also the Supply Chain Act.

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Podcast: How does fashion finally become fair and environmentally friendly?

10.03.2022

Fashion is supposed to make us happy. But the reality along the supply chain looks different. It reveals destruction, poisoning and human suffering. In the Planetary Business Podcast, Nanda Bergstein, Director of Corporate Responsibility, explains how we can reinvent the system (in German).

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Human

ILO Convention 190 to end violence & harassment in the workplace

08.03.2022

Around 500 million working-age women live in countries without legal protection against violence and harassment in the workplace. Today, on International Women's Day, we call on the German government, together with 31 other members of the Textile Alliance, to ratify ILO Convention 190.

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Non Food

Recycled cotton - opportunities and challenges

10.02.2022

Recycled cotton saves resources and protects the environment compared to virgin fiber. As we launch our first collection with several recycled cotton products, fiber expert Cristina Graack explains how the recycling process works, where the limits are and what we still want to achieve (in German).

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Company

How does fair trade succeed?

04.02.2022

Nanda Bergstein, Director of Corporate Responsibility, was a guest in the interview series "Sarah will's wissen - Fairness im Unternehmen auf der Spur". Read more about what has happened in our commitment to fair trade since 2005 and why companies need new business models (in German).

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Human

Listen to the panel discussion on the Green Button

31.01.2022

Axel Schröder (Team Human Rights) spoke at Neonyt in Frankfurt as part of a panel discussion about the government seal Green Button, corporate due diligence and supply chains of the future. Check out the recording (in Geman)!

© Neonyt / Dita Vollmond

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Watch now: Panel on sustainable clothing (in German)

27.01.2022

How are socio-ecological criteria as required by the new Supply Chain Act implemented in the production of clothing? This was one of the questions discussed by Axel Schröder (Team Human Rights) at the panel on sustainable clothing at the Fair Fashion Week.

© cottonbro from Pexels

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Non Food

Behind the scenes: Our organic cotton project in India

24.01.2022

In a pilot project, we support farmers in India with sustainable cotton cultivation. But how does the shift to organic cotton work? Find out about the preparation of organic fertilizer and the sowing of Fairtrade organic cotton (in German).

© Fairtrade / Ranita Roy / Fairpicture

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Human

Green Button - preliminary conclusion and outlook 

18.01.2022

On January 19, Axel Schröder (Team Human Rights) will discuss corporate due diligence and supply chains of the future within a panel discussion at Neonyt in Frankfurt starting at 12 pm. Join the livestream (registration required)!

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1st place: We are delighted to receive the F.A.Z. "Excellent Sustainability 2021" award

01.12.2021

The F.A.Z. study "Excellent Sustainability 2021" evaluated more than 21,000 companies in terms of their sustainability reputation. The companies are analyzed comprehensively in the areas of ecological, social and economic sustainability. We are among the award winners!

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Environment

Green electricity from people for people

29.10.2021

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.

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Environment

Switching to zero-emission cargo ships by 2040

21.10.2021

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.

#ZeroBy2040

Coffee

Neuer Premiumkaffee aus Kenia

11.10.2021

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

Human rights - a global issue

01.10.2021

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.

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Human

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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Company

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.

Human

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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Human

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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Coffee

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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Human

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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Company

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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Coffee

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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Human

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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Human

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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Coffee

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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Non Food

Recycling, Upcycling & Plantbased Colours

09.06.2021

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.

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Human

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.

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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.

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Company

Ranga & Nanda talking about monsoon coffee and global fairness

18.05.2021

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.

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Environment

Making a difference with water stewardship

17.05.2021

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.
Picture: iStock.com/Liyao-Xie 

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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.

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Webinar: Audits, Trainings and Code of Conduct

03.05.2021

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.

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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.

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Coffee

Online Discussion: Coffee and sustainability

20.04.2021

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.

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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 #RPNeverAgain

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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.

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Company

Tchibo Podcast: Tesla vs. Swapfiets – everything about the new electric-vehicle-bike-subscription mobility

07.04.2021

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.

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Non Food

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.

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Coffee

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.

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Coffee

2x fair & 2x delicious

08.03.2021

From March 8 and as long as the stock lasts, you'll get a free Ritter Sport cocoa class bar with your Tchibo BARISTA.

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Human

Tchibo Position on the Military Coup in Myanmar

02.03.2021

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.

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Coffee

Tchibo Podcast: Truemorrow - An initiative for more transparency in the coffee sector

24.02.2021

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.

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Event recommendation for Feb. 25!

22.02.2021

A digital event on 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 interesting event.

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Non Food

From a snowsuit to a gym bag - turn old into new!

17.02.2021

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.

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TchiboCard Community Festival!
13.02.2021

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!

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Agreement on Supply Chain Law

12.02.2021

We are pleased that the months of working for a Supply Chain Law have finally led to a positive outcome. The Supply Chain Law is an important first step toward greater obligingness along the entire supply chain.

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Coffee
Support for the people of Honduras
11.02.2021

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.

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Guatemala: Selling bracelets as a chance for a new life
04.02.2021

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.

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Tchibo Podcast: Sustainable cleaning and sports during lockdown
01.02.2021

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

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Tchibo at „Europe 2021“ on the 4th of Feb.
31.01.2021

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!

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Coffee
Tchibo Live on the 27th of Jan. – Insights about Tchibo coffee beans
25.01.2021

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.

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Coffee
100% Rainforest-Alliance-certified: The first rarity of the year "Ipanema Arara"
24.01.2021

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.

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A Platform for more exchange and cooperation in the coffee sector
19.01.2021

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.

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Company
Supply Chain Law: what is important now!
19.01.2021

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.

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