Tchibo scores 61.8 out of 100 points in this ranking (up from 60.3 in 2017) and leading the way towards cotton sustainability.
Tchibo has conducted a water risk analysis in relation to the production of the cotton it uses and has identified steps to reduce its water footprint. It does not publish a clear time-bound commitment for water reduction. The company joined the "Biodiversity in Good Company" initiative and has committed to protecting biodiversity in its environmental management system including concrete targets, and implementing them with suppliers. Targets and results are regularly published. Tchibo GmbH has a target of 100% sustainable cotton by 2020 - including organic cotton, and Cotton made in Africa and recycled cotton.
The percentage of sustainably sourced cotton for 2018 was not yet available at the time of the research (July-September 2019). In 2017, Tchibo used 80% of sustainable cotton.
Tchibo publishes information on all of its finished products manufacturers, but not other suppliers (fabric or yarn). The company does not publish information on the country of origin or the volume of the cotton it uses.