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founding members

Gustav Paulig Ltd.

Gustav Paulig Ltd belongs to the Paulig Group and is based in Helsinki, Finland. The company was founded in 1876 and is family-owned. Gustav Paulig Ltd engages in high-quality coffee production as well as sales of coffee and hot chocolate products. The company with its high-quality brands is the market leader in Finland and the Baltic countries. It also has a strong position on the Russian roasted coffee market.

Corporate responsibility is one of the leading principles in developing the company's business. Creating well-being in the whole coffee production chain is one of Paulig's key targets in implementing this responsibility. Together with the other ICP partners, Gustav Paulig Ltd has already implemented several long-term projects which have brought concrete results and uplifted the lives and future prospects of small-scale coffee farmers and their families.

Joh. Johannson Kaffe AS

Joh Johannson and its coffee business was founded way back in 1866. Today the privately owned company - Joh Johannson Kaffe AS (a dedicated coffee company in NorgesGruppen ASA) - has become Norway’s leading supplier of high quality coffee. Part of the success story of Joh. Johannson Kaffe AS is its commitment to high quality standards on all levels: from blending to roasting, grinding and packing. The company is well known for its dedication towards trading sustainable coffee brands.

Löfbergs Lila AB

Founded in 1906, Löfbergs Lila is now one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic region. The company is family-owned, now in its third and fourth generation. Head office and one of the roasting houses are situated in Karlstad. Other roasting houses and brands within the Group are Peter Larsen Kaffe in Denmark, Crema Kaffebrenneri in Norway, Melna Kafija in Latvia and Red Cup in the United Kingdom. Löfbergs Lila also owns the Kobbs tea brand. The company employs 250 staff and enjoys sales of around SEK 1 billion. In recent years, Löfbergs Lila has strengthened its position in the Swedish market, not least through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and its environmental work. Löfbergs Lila is now one of Europe’s biggest importers of organic and Fairtrade coffee, and Sweden’s leading supplier to restaurants, cafés and businesses. Löfbergs Lila’s exports are growing all the time.

Neumann Gruppe GmbH

Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) is the world's leading green coffee service group. With 46 companies in 28 countries NKG is present in all important markets and offers a broad range of quality services and products along the green coffee value chain. Neumann Gruppe GmbH is the holding and management service unit for NKG. It is the binding tie between NKG's operative companies and lends equal support to each profit center of the group.

NKG is a reliable and straightforward partner to coffee producers and roasters - large and small alike - and brings together their needs and interests. Across the globe 2,100 highly skilled employees work in the fields of farming and farm management, quality milling and grading, export and import, specialties, instant coffee, logistics, risk management and finance to exceed the diverse demands of NKG's clients.

Tchibo GmbH

Tchibo is the roasted‐coffee market leader in four European countries and the leading company in the European out‐of‐home coffee market. Tchibo has its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, and is, with 3.4 billion euros in sales, of one of the largest German international consumer goods and retail companies. Tchibo was founded in 1949 and employs about 11,000 people. The company represents a unique business model combining the highest coffee roasting skills with weekly new consumer product‐diversity. The company has a multi‐channel distribution system with its own branches, is strong in internet marketing and has an extensive presence in the trade environment. Tchibo's online webshop in Germany currently holds 5th place in most visited e‐commerce sites.

Fondazione Giuseppe e Pericle Lavazza Onlus

The Fondazione Giuseppe e Pericle Lavazza Onlus, a charitable non-profit organization, was established in 2003 and named after Giuseppe and Pericle Lavazza, sons of Mr. Luigi Lavazza, the founder of  the company. Its work focuses on promoting and financing international projects in coffee growing countries, as well as children’s welfare projects in general: two fundamental areas for a responsible social development.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was formed on 1 January 2011, it brings together under one roof the long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German Development Service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German technical cooperation) and InWEnt – Capacity Building International, Germany. As a federally owned enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. It is also engaged in international education work around the globe.

Within the coffee & climate initiative GIZ works on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project is supported by BMZ’s programme develoPPP.

new partners

Franck d.d.

Franck d.d. was established in 1892 as a subsidiary of the German company Heinrich Franck Söhne, a production plant for coffee substitutes in Zagreb. Today, Franck is one of the most successful Croatian producers and exporters of food products with a leading position in the categories of coffee, tea and snacks. The company has about 500 employees and achieved a turnover of 100 MIO EUR in 2011.


Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world.  Through Sidas work and in cooperation with others, Sida implements Sweden´s policy for global development in 33 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europa and Latin America.  Sida cooperates with a large number of organizations, associations, agencies, companies and cooperatives to carry out its work with a focus on Millenium Development Goals and in accordance to the Paris Declaration.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons is an iconic brand in Canada with more than 4,200 restaurants within Canada, United States and The Gulf Cooperation Council.  It is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant companies in North America, and the largest in Canada. The restaurant chain specializes in premium brewed coffee, baked goods and home-style breakfasts and lunches.


Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality  arabica  coffee. Today, with more than 23,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through their unwavering commitment to excellence and their guiding principles, they bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup.

implementing agents

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) is a foundation with non-profit status established by the Neumann family in 2005. The foundation implements projects itself since 1991, initially through its daughter company, E.D.E. Consulting, a 100% subsidiary of the foundation. HRNS is a leading project implementing agent in the coffee sector and benefits from an ample international network of partners from the public and private sector.

Conservation International

Conservation International is a nonprofit public benefit company organized under the laws of the State of California and a 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA, with long-term experiences on working on coffee and climate projects in Mexico, Peru, Indonesia, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.


The initiative is open and invites further dedicated partners in the coffee sector to join in.