SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
2016

Results and findings: What did we achieve in 2016?

In 2016, we once again made good progress on our path to becoming a 100% sustainable business:

  • 36,3% of our raw coffee qualities come from sustainable culti­vation.

  • 342 producers have partic­i­pated in the Worldwide Enhancement of Social Quality (WE) quali­fi­cation program since 2007; 41 suppliers with master contracts; 488 social and environ­mental audits were performed in producing countries in 2016.

  • 80% of our cotton textiles were made with cotton from respon­sible culti­vation in 2016.

  • 81% of our textiles containing man-made cellulose-based fibres were made from respon­sible sources and to eco-friendlier standards.

  • 40% of our wood and paper products were FSC®-certified, while the source of the wood can be trans­par­ently traced for 100%.

  • 100% of our leather products were made from chrome-free tanned leather.

  • By 27%, the average (relative) transport-related CO₂e emissions were reduced compared to the reference year 2006.

  • 87% was the decrease in the free issue of disposable plastic bags at our shops.

The path ahead of us is still long and contains many challenges. But as we see it, there is no alter­native to sustainable conduct. The task, above all is to preserve resources, protect the climate, and secure jobs along the global supply chain long-term and at fair condi­tions – and that means the future of our company is also at stake. We therefore take our aspiration of becoming a 100% sustainable business very seriously.

We see it as our duty as a corporate citizen to take respon­si­bility and use our business to initiate change in our company, the industry and beyond.


Coffee value chain

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Continue the Tchibo Joint Forces! ® Project in Huehue­te­nango, Guatemala (Rainforest Alliance Certified™).

2017

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Continue the Tchibo Joint Forces! ® Project in Minas Gerais, Brazil (Fairtrade).

2017

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Further develop Tchibo Joint Forces!® through integration of optimized impact measurement in the supply chain.

2020

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Continue the education project in Tanzania with the goal of reaching more than 3,000 children and adoles­cents as well as 640 teachers and parents.

2017

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Continue the Guatemala Children's Project in the coffee regions of Huehue­te­nango and Chiquimula with our project partner Save the Children, with the target of reaching over 1,400 children and 1,900 adults.

2018

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Further develop the systemic program ‘Mainstreaming Sustainable Coffee Production’.

Our goal is to bring together all the relevant players to jointly address urgent regional issues and contribute to a systemic solution.

2020

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Around 35% of our green coffees are sourced from coffee farms that have been certified in accor­dance with recog­nized inter­na­tional standards (Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and Organic), or that have been validated to the 4C base standard.

2020

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Consumer goods value chain

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90% of the cotton items purchased for the sales year are sustainable (Organic, Organic Blend, CmiA, Better Cotton Initiative, GOTS).

2016

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In 70% of the products with man-made cellulose fibres (e.g. viscose) sourced for the sales year, the fibres are obtained according to eco-friendly standards in cooper­ation with Lenzing AG.

2016

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60% of the wood products purchased for the sales year are certified according to the criteria of the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®).

2016

Not met

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100 % of leather products are tanned chrome-free.

2016

Met

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Start selling products made from / with recycled materials.

2017

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Implement the require­ments of the Detox Commitment.

2020

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The essential materials of the textiles we offer come from respon­sible sources and meet the criteria of a closed-loop economy.

2020

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80% of our Non Food products are sourced from WE producers.

2020

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Establish a living wage system and industry-wide pay negoti­a­tions in all global manufac­turing markets (ACT initiative: Action, Collab­o­ration, Trans­for­mation).

2020

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Further develop our strategic supplier program, systemic anchoring of fair purchasing practices in the procurement process, and review as part of regular due diligence.

2020

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Increase the share of sustainable cotton by another 5-10%.

2018

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60% of the wood products purchased for the sales year are certified according to FSC® criteria, or are from regional production.

2018

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Environ­mental protection at the sites and during transport

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Climate protection

Further reduce specific CO2 emissions per ton of roasted coffee at the roasting plants by 1.5% by reducing energy consumption and optimising process flows.

2020

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Reduce energy consumption at the Gallin and Neumarkt warehouses: Reduce relative warehouse emissions by 15%.

2020

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Reduce emissions as part of the Clean Cargo Working Group (Clean Cargo Scorecard) logistics strategy: reduce relative transport-related CO2e emissions by another 10% (total 2006-2020: 40%).

2020

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Reduce the average emissions of our vehicles to less than 95 g CO2/km, taking our cue from the EU regulation for manufac­turers’ fleets.

2020

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Resource efficiency

Increase the share of sustainable sales packaging by 30%.

2016

Not met

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Increase resource efficiency by taking further steps towards a closed-loop (circular) economy by using recycled or organic-based materials in our product ranges.

2016

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Convert Cafissimo capsules to recyclable foil and interior ink (in accor­dance with the dual systems).

2016

Met

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