Taking the long view. Dealing sustainably.

We are convinced that it is only possible to trade successfully in the long-term by taking an ecological and socially responsible approach.

Integrating sustainability into our business strategy

The Melitta Group regards the promotion of sustainable development as an integral part of its business strategy and has defined sustainability as one its of seven core values.

Four central areas of activity

Our sustainability strategy consists of four central areas of activity:

Responsibility for product and supply chains

Ecological responsibility

Commercial responsibility

Responsibility for our employees

Our sustainability strategy consists of four central areas of activity: Responsibility for product and supply chains, ecological responsibility, commercial responsibility, and responsibility for our employees.

Integrated management system at Melitta Professional

50001

Since 2019, Melitta Professional has implemented an energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001

14001

In 2021, we implemented an environmental management system with the aim of certification to  DIN EN ISO 14001 by the end of the year 

45001

Certification to the DIN ISO 45001 SGA occupational health and safety standard will follow in 2022

The following goals of the Melitta Group are particularly relevant for Melitta Professional:

Energy concept for the future

By 2025, our manufacturing will be climate neutral in terms of all emissions produced by the Melitta Group itself, e.g. through burning fossil fuels. By 2025, our manufacturing will be climate neutral in terms of all emissions produced by the Melitta Group itself, e.g. through burning fossil fuels

Electrical devices of the future

From an environmental perspective, by 2030, all electrical devices sold by Melitta will be a role model in their specific markets in terms of energy consumption, longevity, use of sustainable materials, and repair and service offer

Coffee of the future

By 2025, we and our partners will establish new systemic approaches and sustainable business models for the coffee value chain. By 2030, we aim to procure raw coffee and sell roasted coffee exclusively from coffee-growing regions which are profitable for the farmers, and which is processed, transported and roasted in an environmentally-friendly manner. The packaging will be recyclable, it will be prepared with minimum energy load, and the coffee grounds will be reused in the most ecological way possible.

Plastic of the future

By 2025, we will have implemented the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Commitment in our ranges and packaging. Our guiding principle to achieve this will be the ‘plastic of the future’. By this, we understand that it will be manufactured from recycled and/or sustainable, renewable raw materials, will be produced in a way that will protect the climate and resources, will be suitable for reuse where possible, and will finally be able to be recycled. Alternatively, it will decompose biologically with zero residues.

Obligation and opportunity      

We regard sustainability not just as an obligation but an opportunity. More and more people are taking a much more detailed interest in the products they are enquiring about: they want to know about their provenance, what they are made from, how they are produced, and how the product can be disposed of. We are tackling these demands through our engagement.

We want to use our products and our expertise to allow our customers, partners and employees to make sustainability a key element in their every-day decision-making.

Sustainable products from Melitta Professional

Sustainable investment

The high-quality components of our commercial coffee machines and the maintenance and spare parts service of our in-house Technical Customer Service team are the guarantee for long service and operating life of our coffee machines.

2021

New organic skimmed milk powder for instant milk and milk foam from our fully automatic coffee machines.

2020

Fairtrade coffee Melitta® Mondo Blu, Café Créme, Espresso, with Fairtrade badge

2020

Melitta® Cioccolata Bio Fair cocoa, quality organic chocolate drink with Fairtrade chocolate and Fairtrade sugar

2020

Cilia® tea range: The individual paper-based packaging for the tea bag comprises 88 per cent renewable raw materials and can be recycled. The tea bag is 100 per cent compostable.

2019

The new phosphate-free Multi-Tabs are the right product for cleaning milk and brewing systems in our fully automatic coffee machines, thereby guaranteeing hygiene safety and a long service life of the fully-automatic system.

2019

Melitta® reusable cup for take-away coffee. Made in Minden (Ornamin) from quality, fracture-resistant plastic and available in three different designs. Ornamin recycles used cups and uses the recycled material to manufacture reusable crockery.

2019

Melitta® BVB Espresso and Melitta® BVB Caffè Crema. At least 30 per cent of the coffee beans for both these coffees comes from Rainforest Alliance certified farms.

2018

Our organic and Fairtrade quality range of coffee Melitta® La Tazza Verde® was voted Best of Market in the sustainable beverage category.

Dialogue with our stakeholders

Regular dialogue with our stakeholders

We regard continuous dialogue with our stakeholders as essential. Only by exchanging information on a regular basis are we able to understand their expectations and needs and to run with them. We are in regular contact with our stakeholders through a range of different communication channels such as face-to-face meetings, surveys, events, conferences and trade fairs.

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