Awards & Rankings
Recognition for our commitment
Awards and rankings confirm that we have once again made good progress on the way to becoming a 100% sustainable business. At the same time, we see them as an incentive to continue to work on achieving our sustainability goals.
Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V.
German Sustainability Award Large Company
(Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis Großunternehmen)
|The judges of the German Sustainability Award named Tchibo the Most Sustainable Large Company of 2016. The judges commended Tchibo for its pioneering role and its voluntary commitments and efforts in the Consumer Goods sector.||2016|
Die Verbraucher Initiative e. V.
Gold and silver ‘Sustainable Retail Company’ 2015 medals
In 2015 the Verbraucher Initiative e. V. recognised Tchibo as a sustainable retailer: Tchibo won a ‘gold’ award in the textiles and footwear category, and ‘silver’ in food as a sustainable retail company for its commitment to sustainability.
Most Trusted Brand
|In the 2015 annual Reader's Digest magazine study Tchibo was once again named the Most Trusted Brand with regard to its commitment to sustainability (Customers and Products).||2015|
|Deutsche Umwelthilfe e. V.|
Green Card for Climate Commitment
|In 2016, the German environmental organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. awarded Tchibo its fifth consecutive ‘Green Card for credible climate awareness’ for its resolute fleet policy to reduce greenhouse gases (Mobility).|
(every year since 2012)
B.A.U.M. e. V.
The B.A.U.M. (Bundesdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Umweltbewusstes Management e. V.) ‘Environmental Award’ honours dedicated individuals. Achim Lohrie, Director Corporate Responsibility, Tchibo GmbH, received the 2014 B.A.U.M. ‘Environmental Award’ in the Large Companies category. In its citation, the jury said: “Achim Lohrie has decisively helped to anchor environmental protection and social responsibility as key elements in Tchibo’s business strategy.” (Responsible Corporate Governance; Aspiration, strategy and management)
Die Verbraucher Initiative e. V.
Gold medal for sustainability communications in retail
In 2015 the Verbraucher Initiative e. V. awarded Tchibo a Gold medal for its credible, comprehensive, consumer-friendly and comprehensible sustainability communications.
European CSR Award
In 2013 the European Commission honoured Tchibo at the first presentation of its European CSR Awards. This award combines national CSR awards and highlights the European dimension of corporate responsibility (Sustainability Management; Mission, Strategy and Control).
German federal government
|In 2013 the German federal government awarded its first CSR Award under the patronage of Federal Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Among the participating companies Tchibo came first in the category of companies with more than 5,000 employees, for the fact that “it already fully aligns its business towards sustainability and social responsibility, and in doing so takes the entire value chain into consideration.” (Responsible Corporate Governance; Aspiration, strategy and management)||2013|
German Logistics Association (BVL)
Logistics Sustainability Award
|Tchibo’s commitment to sustainability and climate protection across the value chain - from resource use to the production of the products and disposal - was awarded with the Sustainability Award for Logistics 2013 by the German Logistics Association (BVL), and its Austrian counterpart. (Responsible Corporate Governance; Aspiration, strategy and management)||2013|
German Business Ethics Network (DNWE)
Prize for Corporate Ethics
|Every two years, the German Business Ethics Network (DNWE) awards the Business Ethics Award to exemplary initiatives. In 2012, Tchibo won the award for its efforts on the path towards becoming a sustainable business, especially in the area of consumer goods. The award was primarily for our ‘WE’ program, an innovative approach to asserting socially responsible production in developing countries (Sustainable and transparent supply chains).||2012|
|Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)|
Finalist in the ‘Family as a Success Factor’ company competition
The ‘Erfolgsfaktor Familie 2012’ (‘Family as a Success Factor 2012’) company competition, which is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), is awarded to the most family-friendly companies in Germany. Tchibo reached the final with its pilot project for individual working hours at the logistics site in Gallin (Balance).
|Fashion Revolution||Fashion Transparency Index||Tchibo ranks 18th among the world's 150 largest clothing retailers.||2018|
|WWF, Solidaridad and Pesticide Action Network||Sustainable Cotton Ranking||Tchibo ranks 2nd among the 75 largest cotton-processing companies worldwide.||2017|
Organic Cotton Market Report
Preferred Fibres and Materials Benchmark 2017
According to the non-profit organisation Textile Exchange’s 2015 ‘Organic Cotton Market Report’, Tchibo is the third-largest vendor of organic cotton worldwide. Tchibo is the world's eight fastest in the ‘Race to the Top’ in the transition from conventional to organic cotton. Since 2008, the company has regularly offered textiles made from/with certified organic cotton. The goal is to obtain 100 % of its cotton from sustainable sources.
Our share of cellulose-based chemical fibres from more sustainable sources earned us 5th place internationally in the Textile Exchange’s ‘Preferred Fibres and Materials Benchmark 2017’.
|Institute for Economic Research (IÖW) und future e.V.|
Ranking of Sustainability Reports 2015
Tchibo’s Sustainability Report 2014 placed 6th in the 2015 ranking of sustainability reports.
Sustainability Image Score
In the Serviceplan agency’s 2015 ‘Sustainability Image Score’ (SIS) ranking, Tchibo came 13th out of 104 companies surveyed, up three places compared to 2014 and 16 compared to 2013. The ranking is based on an online survey of about 8,500 consumers (Responsible consumption).
In WirtschaftsWoche magazine’s 2014 ranking of ‘Top Employers’, Tchibo was once again voted among the top 40 employers by the target group of under-40s. Its engaged recruiting efforts contributed significantly to the positive perception of the magazine's readers (Talent management).
|World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)|
Wood & Paper company survey
|Since 2003, WWF has regularly surveyed large companies regarding the source of their wood products. In, 2012 Tchibo won second place in the ‘Mail order retailers’ category for its use of certified wood and paper products (Sustainable resources and products).||2012|