Press release • November 13, 2019
Under the title of “Responsible Sourcing Report”, Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) – the world’s leading green coffee service group – has proudly launched its first public and digital Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report. It provides insights into NKG’s global sustainability strategy and features its farm-level initiatives in producing countries, showing the creative and substantial efforts made by the group companies in 2018.
“At NKG, we are unconditionally committed to the coffee producing countries and the coffee producer. Without these millions of coffee farming families, the enduring success of coffee as a modern and highly desirable everyday luxury would be unthinkable. We see our strong presence at the coffee origins and our worldwide network as key assets for promoting responsible sourcing within our industry.” – says David M. Neumann, NKG’s Group CEO.
Planning for the future of coffee, NKG drives sustainability initiatives in 14 countries across Africa, Asia, Central and South America. Over the last years, NKG’s sustainability approach has grown from decentralized project work to professional CR management at group level. The company today concentrates on four strategic focus areas within their global sustainability strategy:
1. Driving responsible business conduct within NKG
2. Promoting responsible sourcing
3. Safeguarding our environment
4. Enhancing dialogue & cooperation
Featuring the second of the four sustainability focus areas, the report shows that NKG steadily increased its engagement at origin. Since 2011, the number of beneficiaries increased by almost five times: Across all initiatives, NKG reached more than 130,000 beneficiaries in 2018 through sustainability initiatives at origin.
“Sustainability is a core business competence of NKG. With this interactive report, we invite you to join us on a journey to the origin countries of coffee and to learn more about our business approach to sustainability. Meet the producers behind our initiatives and hear for yourself what coffee really means to them.” – says Sonja König, who heads NKG’s Corporate Responsibility department in Hamburg.
You can access the report here.