Sustainability and responsible conduct are our core values
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe is committed to a growing sustainable coffee industry and good corporate citizenship. The consideration of social, environmental and economic needs is an integral part of our business model and contributes to our long-term success.
Sustainability and responsible conduct have always been integral to our work at NKG, as coffee connects us with people, communities, and their natural environments all over the world. Driven by this responsibility, our strong corporate values and the latest industry developments, the Responsible Business Program (RBP) was launched in 2020.
The RBP sets out four focus areas and defines nine strategic objectives for our work, building a robust framework for our group’s sustainability efforts. We commit to make significant progress towards these objectives in the upcoming years.
In line with the importance of these topics, the RBP is fully supported by our shareholders, Board of Management, and the operative management of NKG worldwide. While the program is led and coordinated by the holding company Neumann Gruppe GmbH in Hamburg, the strategic objectives are implemented in close collaboration with the group’s operative companies and adapted to their organizational set-up.
The strategy is based on and embedded in our general work in the fields of corporate responsibility, sustainability, and business ethics and centralizes a multitude of NKG efforts. Beyond the strategic goals and commitments, NG and its subsidiaries engage in various industry partnerships that contribute towards an equitable and sustainable coffee industry.
Different sectors aiming at the same goal
Our four focus areas
Through our Responsible Business Program, we want to contribute to a more sustainable future in the coffee industry. However, solving major sustainability challenges will always require industry-wide approaches and the joint commitment of different players. NKG believes in the power of collaboration. We actively engage in multiple initiatives to enhance industry dialogue and to address complex sustainability topics that go far beyond our own supply chain.
Further information on sustainability
Our efforts at one glance
NKG Integrity Reporting Platform
For NKG employees and external stakeholders
At NKG, we act responsibly towards our colleagues, shareholders, local communities and business partners and cultivate a relationship of mutual trust at all levels.
To safeguard this trust, we must strive to prevent unethical or illegal conduct at work and listen to everyone in our value chain when it comes to potential misconduct.
We encourage you to openly discuss your observations regarding potential misconduct with your direct superior, Compliance Representative, or local management. NKG companies’ dedicated local reporting channels can be used wherever these are available and accessible. The Integrity Reporting Platform is an alternative channel for reporting genuine concerns and open to NKG employees as well as external stakeholders.
Reports made in good faith and to your best knowledge will not result in any negative consequences by NKG. The knowing submission of false or misleading information, however, will lead to serious consequences and is a criminal offence in many countries.
Your cooperation is important to prevent and combat illegal, unethical or improper conduct.