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Melitta’s sustainability reporting features general language and commitments concerning the coffee supply chain. However, it lacks specific goals and targets, such as timebound zero deforestation commitments. Notably, both the social inclusion and economic viability issue areas appear to be work in progress. Worth noting is Melitta’s reliance on a 2020 sustainability report, with a 2021 update for communicating its sustainability efforts, suggesting potential undisclosed progress. For instance, Melitta is presently fine-tuning its Scope 3 efforts and is preparing to participate in the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTI).


Conventional: 79%
Verified: 0%
Certified: 21 % *

171 x 1000 mt **

0.8 x 1 USD billion $

 500 mt       1 USD billion        No data provided

* Based on 2021 Data
** Based on 2021 Data

   Melitta Group
   HQ: Minden, Germany
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» Sustainability reporting


An assessment of both overarching corporate and coffee-specific sustainability strategy attributes.

A. Corporate Sustainability Strategy  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Standards and Frameworks

B. Coffee-Specific Sustainability Strategy  

A. Public Coffee-Specific Strategy

B. Comprehensive Coffee-Specific Strategy

C. Industry-Level Partnerships

An assessment of pertinent social topics that include labor conditions and social inclusion.

A. Labor Conditions  

A. Code of Conduct

B. Identifying Risk

C. Investments

B. Social Inclusion  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Investments

An assessment of significant environmental themes that include climate change and deforestation.

A. Climate Change  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Alignment with Climate Initiatives

C. Formalized Commitments

D. Investments

E. Other Environmental Investments

B. Deforestation  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Cut-Off Date

C. Mapping

D. Investments

An assessment of key economic issues that include purchasing practices and farmer economic viability.

A. Purchasing Practices  

A. Standards/ Certifications

B. Sustainability Premiums

C. Multi-Year Contracts

D. Traceability

B. Farmer Economic Well-Being  

A. Strategy Maturity

B. Net Income

C. Living Income

D. Reducing Economic Gaps