International Coffee Partners (ICP), is an established company with a not-for-profit status that is a leading promotor of impact-oriented support to coffee farmer families and youth in producing regions. Together with its implementer, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS), ICP develops and fosters a holistic approach to supporting farmers and their families. By emphasizing the human being and people’s perspectives, it accomplishes the primary objective. Offering “help for self-help” develops farmers’ ownership while at the same time meeting their expectations. Farmers should always operate their businesses freely without outside pressure or becoming reliant on a particular actor.
ICP is convinced about the importance of addressing the livelihood concepts of smallholder coffee farmers and their families as a core element of sustainable development in the sector. It means stressing the demand for investing at the bottom of the pyramid with particular importance on women and youth. It has been the foundation of the work that has validated the long-term commitment of ICP.
Chairperson of the Steering Committee
International Coffee Partners
Shareholders of International Coffee Partners
International Coffee Partners (ICP) is an initiative founded by five leading European coffee companies. Paulig of Finland, Löfbergs of Sweden, Lavazza of Italy, Neumann Gruppe of Germany and Tchibo of Germany in 2001. In 2011, Joh. Johannson Kaffe of Norway joined the partnership, and since 2014, Franck of Croatia is a member. In 2018, Delta Cafés of Portugal became the eighth member of ICP.
ICP develops, implements and up-scales sustainable, best-practice projects in coffee farming communities to improve the farmer’ living conditions, promote sensible farm diversification, establish adequate social conditions, protect the environment and natural resources, and achieve economic efficiency.
The Delta Cafés Group, with more than 50 years of history, is the leader in its local market – Portugal. Internationally, Delta Cafés is also present in over 35 countries spread over five continents. In Spain, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Angola, Brazil, and China, Delta operates directly through subsidiaries while in the remaining countries the business model is based on partnerships with local Distributors. Since its inception, Delta Cafés has always ensured the development and expansion of the brand through innovation and a strong commitment to a commercial network. The goal of Delta Cafés is to continue strengthening leadership and openness to new markets, thinking globally and acting locally, thus being able to meet the needs of its consumers in different markets. With more than 3,500 employees worldwide, the group’s business is focused on two core brands: Delta Cafés (ground and bean coffee), and Delta Q (capsule coffee).
FURTHER INFORMATION www.deltacafes.pt/
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 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 plenty 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. FURTHER INFORMATION www.franck.eu/en/
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. FURTHER INFORMATION www.joh-kaffe.no
Established in 1895 in Turin, the Italian roaster has been owned by the Lavazza family for four generations. Among the world’s largest coffee companies, the Lavazza Group currently operates in more than 90 countries through subsidiaries and distributors, with 63% of revenues coming from markets outside of Italy. Lavazza employs a total of about 3,000 people generating a turnover of more than €2.0 billion in 2017. Lavazza invented the concept of blending — or in other words, the art of combining different types of coffee from different geographical areas — in its early years introducing its consumers to flavor consistency as well as innovation, and these continue to be distinctive features of most of its products. With over 25 years of experience, Lavazza was also a pioneer in the production and sale of portioned coffee systems and products, being the first Italian company to offer capsule espresso systems. Lavazza operates in all business segments: at home, away-from-home and office coffee service, always with a focus on innovation in consumption technologies and systems. FURTHER INFORMATION www.lavazza.com
The coffee roaster Löfbergs is a Swedish Family Business founded in 1906. We are 340 coffee lovers operating in Northern Europe and Canada, sharing a passion for taste, trends, and sustainability. We have a turnover of SEK 1.9 billion and are one of the world’s largest purchasers of organic and Fairtrade-labeled coffee. Löfbergs is a part of the Löfbergs Coffee Group who also owns the brands Crema, Green Cup, Kobbs, Percol, Peter Larsen Kaffe and SuperBonobo. FURTHER INFORMATION https://en.lofbergs.se/
At Paulig Group, we are united in the quest for 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. FURTHER INFORMATION www.pauliggroup.com www.pauliggroup.com/about-us/responsibility/
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 founders 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 group’s 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).
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 every week. 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.
Our network includes a diverse group of development agencies, government organizations, local and national organizations, and other international NGOs. This network is a valuable asset in enabling ICP and its partners to achieve a better future for the millions of smallholder coffee farmer families worldwide.