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Dallmayr sustainability

Via Verde – our green path

“We are passionate about coffee and tea. As a family-run business, we have been bringing all of our experience and love for detail to the cup for generations. Together, we create something truly special – with both respect and a sense of responsibility towards humankind and nature.”

Dr. Johannes Dengler, Managing Partner, Alois Dallmayr Kaffee oHG

Coffee is a natural product that experiences a long journey and several processing steps before it reaches the cup. Every day, we work hard to organise these value chains in a more sustainable way, to conserve natural resources, and to reduce our carbon footprint. As a family-run business, sustainability forms an integral part of our company philosophy and will remain a major focus for us in the future. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) serve as guiding principles for our sustainability strategy. With its Agenda 2030, the UN has drawn up a catalogue with 17 goals at its core.

Making a longer-lasting difference

Our project work in Ethiopia is also very close to our hearts. We recognise our responsibility towards people and the environment. In fact, we have already reached a number of milestones in the countries of origin – above all in Ethiopia – and at our sites.

We are pushing ahead with many projects today so that we can accomplish even more in the future. Sustainability is not something that happens overnight. We see it as a “path” – our Via Verde – that we take every day in order to improve step by step.

We are focussing on the following four SDGs:

  • Icon SDG 8
  • Icon SDG 12
  • Icon SDG 13
  • Icon SDG 15
  • At the origin
  • Cultivation
  • Processing
  • Transport

Key topics for sustainable coffee and tea farming


  • Using natural resources, such as the soil, responsibly
  • Preserving biodiversity
  • Adding further products with organic certification to the coffee and tea range


  • Providing support with social issues, such as access to education and clean drinking water
  • Complying with labour and social standards, and respecting human rights


  • Developing further reliable and trusting partnerships
  • Improving farm management and access to the market
  • Increasing farmers’ income through better prices for higher quality
  • At our
  • Processing
    and packing
  • Sales
  • Consumption
    and disposal

Key topics for sustainable processes and responsibility at the sites


  • Reducing our carbon footprint, step by step
  • Conserving resources with recyclable packaging and sustainable coffee-to-go cups
  • Preventing waste with reusable solutions (in vending)

Social and Economic:

  • Being a fair and inclusive employer
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Training and development for our employees
  • Commitment to local communities