Franck, one of the most successful food production and export companies in Croatia, started its long history and fine tradition over 120 years ago. The story of Franck goes back to 1827, when a young and ambitious German entrepreneur named Johann H. Franck managed to produce a coffee substitute using chicory root. Today Franck has grown to an international food producers still based in Zagreb, Croatia, with a product range between coffee, tea and snacks.
Considering the fact that Franck must also secure a great deal of raw materials from outside Croatia, they are actively helping the realization of sustainable projects on an international level. That is to say, at the start of 2014 Franck became a full member of the International Coffee Partners (ICP), an initiative founded in 2001 by the five leading European coffee producers and distributors.
Joh. Johannson Kaffe AS produces and markets coffee under Ali and Evergood brands. The company offers blending, roasting, grinding, and packaging services. The company was founded in 1866 and is based in Oslo, Norway. Joh. Johannson Kaffe AS operates as a subsidiary of NorgesGruppen ASA.
A sustainable Vision: “I don’t want to be part of a world that destroys nature.”
In 1934, when Luigi Lavazza embarked on a journey to Brazil he expressed profound distress when he saw entire unsold coffee harvests being destroyed before his eyes. The experience impacted significantly on his entrepreneurial vision. Since then, Lavazza has always been attentive to the economic, human, environmental and cultural assets of the countries where it operates.
THE COMMITMENT OF THE LAVAZZA FOUNDATION
In 2004, the Giuseppe and Pericle Lavazza Foundation, dedicated to the second generation of the Lavazza family, was officially created. The aim of the Lavazza Foundation is to design and implement international sustainability projects in coffee-producing countries and, at the same time, support environmental and social development.
The Foundation is active in initiating sustainable development projects in coffee-producing countries, aimed at increasing agricultural productivity, disseminating good practices, developing tools to help producers minimize and manage the impacts of climate change and promoting entrepreneurship, regardless of whether the producers are part of Lavazza’s supply chain. In addition, Lavazza also works on issues such as gender equality, food security, reforestation, minimising the environmental impact of coffee production and protecting biodiversity.
For Lavazza, sustainability is a continuous improvement process and that the contribution of all stakeholders is necessary to create shared value throughout the supply chain. Improvement, innovation and development only take place through constant and continuous interaction and exchange. In 2001, Lavazza was among the funding members of the International Coffee Partners (ICP) - the association that brings together some of the world’s major coffee roasters and traders. Together, they have designed and implemented a series of sustainability projects, so far involving about 40,000 producers, to implement sustainable agricultural techniques, improve infrastructure and provide commercial support, bringing social, economic and environmental benefits.
AB Anders Löfberg is one of the largest family-owned coffee roasters in the Nordic countries. The production is equivalent to more than 10 million cups of good coffee – per day! Our head office is situated in Karlstad, Sweden, and we have our own roasting houses in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Latvia. We sell our coffee on about ten markets in Northern Europe.
The company was founded in 1906 by the brothers Anders, John and Josef Löfberg. In 1911, we began to roast our own coffee. Our passion for good coffee has been with us since the start, as well as our commitment to sustainability and justice. We are for example already one of the world’s largest importers of organic and Fairtrade labelled coffee. The company is fully owned by the Löfberg family. As a family business, it has always been natural to have a long-term, value-driven and sustainable perspective in our business. Long tradition combined with the will to constantly develop and be in the forefront, that is our strength on a coffee market with tough competition. Products and markets Up to the 1990’s, we were more or less only operating in Sweden. Since then, we have started and purchased companies in Norway, Denmark, Latvia and the UK. Today, our coffee is being sold under the brands Löfbergs, Peter Larsen Kaffe, Melna, Crema, Percol and Green Cup. Half of our sales is to Retail and a quarter is to cafés and restaurants (Out of Home). The rest is to external customers that sell or serve coffee under their own brands. In Sweden, we also sell tea under the brand Kobbs.
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) is the world’s leading green coffee service group with more than 46 companies in 28 countries active in the sectors Farming, Milling and Grading, Export, Import and Trade, Specialties and Services. NKG has about 2,200 highly skilled employees. Neumann Gruppe GmbH, the holding company located in Hamburg, directs and coordinates the different activities of the group and strategically steers the overall developments.
The group is privately owned and run. David M. Neumann is the founder-family’s third generation managing partner steering the group with his management team.
Through various export companies, NKG has access to the entire world’s coffee production. More than 3.000 commercial clients in almost all consuming markets are served by the groups import and trade companies, both in producing as well as importing countries. In 2014 NKG’s turnover was about 2.7 billion USD and sales volume exceeded 14.5 million bags of 60 kg representing around 10 % of the world´s consumption. NKG is the industry leader in certified sustainable coffee with sales of more than 3 million bags (2014).
At Paulig Group, we are united in the quest of Exploring Great Taste. We are a family-owned, international enterprise in the food industry; founded in 1876 and noted for our high-quality products in key sectors such as Coffee, World Foods & Flavouring, Snack Food and Naturally Healthy Food. Our portfolio includes strong brands such as Paulig, Santa Maria and Risenta. The Group has almost 2,000 employees in 13 countries and the net sales for 2014 were 867 million euros.
Trust in companies, products and services is increasingly based on corporate responsibility activities. In 2012 Paulig Group compiled objectives and focus areas for corporate responsibility for the entire Group with the business strategy as a basis.
Based in Hamburg, Tchibo is one of Germany’s largest internationally active retail consumer goods companies with an annual turnover of €3.6 billion. Founded in 1949, the company now has over 12,000 employees. Tchibo stands for a unique business model: it combines first-rate roasted coffee expertise and an innovative spectrum of consumer merchandise that changes on a weekly basis. To distribute its products, Tchibo relies on a unique multi-channel sales system including its own shops, a successful mail order and Internet service as well as an extensive retail presence. The Tchibo online shop is the fifth most visited e-commerce site in Germany. Tchibo is the fourth largest coffee producer in the world, the market leader in roasted coffee in four European countries and leads in the European out-of-hand market for coffee.