RESPONSIBILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN EXTENDS BOTH NEAR AND FAR

A significant part of Paulig’s responsibility pertains to sourcing, which includes goods, products and services purchased by Paulig. Green coffee forms the largest portion of the sourcing. We buy more than 50 million kilos of coffee annually, from 10–15 different countries, which produce high-quality Arabica coffee. The amount we purchase is 0.7% of the world’s annual coffee production.    

AT THE SOURCE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN 1927
AT THE SOURCE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN 2015
THE RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AT PAULIG GROUP

Coffee is produced in 50–60 countries around the world. The largest coffee-producing countries are Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia and India, which produce around 70% of the world’s coffee. Over 70% of the coffee produced comes from small farms, with an average size of less than two hectares. Approximately 25 million coffee farmers receive their income through growing coffee. This is why the coffee trade is greatly significant in many countries, both financially and societally.

Responsibility and furthering sustainable development are increasingly important factors in securing the world’s coffee production. The extreme conditions caused by rising temperatures are a serious problem for the demanding coffee tree and the farmers, whose livelihood is dependent not only on the number of crops, but also their quality. At the same time, as the demand for coffee grows in the world, the supply of high-quality green coffee is decreasing due to climate change. To ensure that high-quality coffee is available, also in the future, we want to be a part of projects which help farmers to keep their activities lucrative and which support good growing practices.