Financial year 2020 the new Melitta annual report

Statement Sustainability Update

Our values – the foundation

Entrepreneurship means taking responsibility

-growing with sustainability-

Melitta Annual Report 2020

Despite challenges related to the corona pandemic, the past financial year was a successful one for the Melitta Group, with sales amounting to 1.7 billion euros.

The Melitta Group gained market share in almost all areas and significantly strengthened its competitive position during this exceptional period. The end-customer business experienced consistently high growth rates that more than compensated for corona related losses in the out-of-home business.

This positive result is attributable, among other things, to the ability of our employees to respond swiftly and skilfully to the challenges they were faced with. That is why the 2020 annual report is dedicated to all the employees in the Melitta Group.

Further information on the 2020 business year can be found in the annual report. This is available in a printed version, as a  PDF report and in an interactive online version.

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Melitta – We stand together!

The Corona crisis is one of the greatest challenges our society has to face. During this period, we all have to take responsibility - for ourselves, for others, for society as a whole. At this time, it is more important than ever to stand together, to be strong together and to come closer together, even though physically we need to keep our distance.

The Melitta Group, is proud of the team spirit that our employees around the world are demonstrating in this crisis - how much passion, motivation and identification with the company there is. We have the greatest respect for the commitment our colleagues are showing right now and for the unconventional and creative way in which they continue to work.

With this video we would like to thank our employees worldwide and officially share the team spirit that exists between us.

 

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 – 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.

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