-growing with sustainability-
Our values – the foundation
Entrepreneurship means taking responsibility
111 Years Melitta – at home, wherever you are
We have been there for 111 years – wherever passion is felt, tasted, lived and valued. Wherever enjoyment is the goal. Wherever people yearn for comfort, security, and reliability.
For 111 years we have been enhancing people’s enjoyment of coffee. We started with the world’s first coffee filter in 1908. Today, our family business is a multinational group with a wide variety of products, competencies, markets and people.
For 111 years we have been building bridges between progress and tradition. With solid foundations that bear us, and a vision that drives us forward. We are proud of our achievements and curious about the future. Celebrate with us – and discover Melitta!
Sustainability - ambitious goals and numerous ideas
Sustainability is one of the seven core values of the Melitta Group, it is firmly anchored in our Code of Conduct and is also becoming increasingly important in the strategic orientation of our Group. In order to focus our commitment to sustainability strategically, we have set up appropriate organisational structures, defined key performance indicators (KPIs) and set ourselves ambitious goals Link goals.
In order to achieve these goals, it is important to us that we enter into dialogue and discussion with our stakeholders, experts and with our own colleagues. At this year's International Executives’ Conference in Dresden, two renowned sustainability experts, John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz, held discussions with members of the top management of our Group. John Elkington, author, consultant and company founder in the field of sustainability, explained the need to integrate sustainability directly into business strategies in an increasingly global economy. Jochen Zeitz, former CEO of Puma and now a member of the supervisory boards of Harley Davidson and luxury goods manufacturer Kering, then presented concrete examples showing how sustainability can be established in companies.
The sustainability experts' suggestions were then taken up and discussed in a total of 18 workshops. Numerous ideas for activities and projects were developed. These include, for example, offering an extended repair service for our electrical appliances, switching our plastic ranges and packaging to sustainable raw materials, and reducing packaging waste from our products and the inputs we purchase. Many of these ideas have been taken up by the working groups in our operating units and are already being implemented.
A comprehensive overview of our strategic sustainability commitment and goals will be published shortly in the Melitta Sustainability Statement 2019.
Melitta annual report 2018
All of the Melitta Group's business segments - coffee, coffee preparation and household products - contributed to the successful course of the past year. Nearly all divisions achieved their growth targets and expanded their market positions, particularly through new products, but also by investing in existing brands. In addition, market activities have been further internationalised across the entire Group.
Melitta – growth with strong roots
The internationally operating and family-owned Melitta Group can look back on over 100 years of history. We offer branded products for coffee and tea enjoyment, for coffee preparation and for the household. In addition, we produce special-grade papers and packaging films for industrial manufacturers.