Tchibo is the second best performing company scoring 60.3 out 100 points and leading the way. Its retail brand Tchibo is a member of Cotton Made In Africa (CmiA) and an organic cotton user.
Tchibo has policies to improve working conditions in raw material production and to minimise environmental impact. To this end it is a member of with global sustainability organisations, including Textile Exchange and Organic Cotton Accelerator. Tchibo uses CmiA and organic cotton in its products. Its reliance on these standards is reflected in Tchibo’s corporate policies for cotton cultivation, which are limited in the areas of water, HPPsand human rights. The company’s efforts on biodiversity are integrated as an essential component of environmental protection in management and reporting systems. Tchibo has a target for 100% sustainable sourcing in 2020.
Tchibo sourced 80% of its cotton as organic or CmiA in 2015.
The company does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. It published a list of tier-1 suppliers in June 2017. The company does not provide information on its tier-2 or tier-3 suppliers (fabric manufacturers or yarn spinners).