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Company Response

26 Jul 2022

Author:
Tchibo

Tchibo response

...Immediately after the beginning of the war, the supply of coffee to Russia had been discontinued. The roasting of Tchibo coffee at a contract manufacturer in Russia was stopped and all marketing activities and the online presence were terminated. Our business entity in Russia has been sold as a reaction to the Ukraine crisis and thus we ended our involvement in Russia...

Tchibo has deliberately placed the fate of the former business entity and its employees in trustworthy, experienced hands, which will continue the core business and employment under changed conditions in line with the situation in Russia, but completely detached from Tchibo and its supply chains since the sale. The sale has been agreed on the basis of continuation of employment. The few employees who have had to be or will be laid off will receive their benefits and severance payments in accordance with Russian law...

We rely on an extensive human rights due diligence management system that includes a detailed monitoring system with risk assessment and desk research before any order placement. That involves a verification with the international sanctions lists prior to the business relationship...

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