31To increase transparency in the global supply chains, we publicly list our producers and wet processing units of home textiles, clothing and shoes. By doing so, we encourage the trend towards greater transparency, in hopes that this will lead to corporate responsibility, increased cooperation in national and international trade, and ultimately to the better implementation of social and environmental standards across the industry.
However: it is important to realise that transparency alone does not automatically trigger positive change. Change requires the active intervention and (in the case of industry-wide challenges) the cooperation of all relevant protagonists, such as trading companies, suppliers, governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, and trade unions.
That is why Tchibo will continue to promote improvements locally as well – through its own qualification measures, and through industry-wide cooperation. We already work closely with other partners to strengthen compliance with human rights, and especially trade union rights, in initiatives such as ACT on Living Wages, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and Germany’s Alliance for Sustainable Textiles.
The list, which we update every six months, includes the names, addresses and countries of all the main factories and wet processing units that produce for Tchibo.
Tchibo Textile Producers and Wet Processing Units (PDF 531 KB)
Code of Conduct for Suppliers (Social and Environmental Code of Coduct)
As a company that sources goods all over the world, we are committed to upholding human rights and protecting the environment. We expect our business partners, their producers and subcontractors to observe the basic social and environmental standards set out in our Social and Environmental Code of Conduct, and to comply with all relevant national and international laws.
The principles of this Code represent the absolute minimum, not the maximum, when it comes to the protection and support of fundamental rights for workers and the environment.