Jacobs Douwe Egberts
In 2014 Mondelez combined its coffee business with JAB Holdings controlled DE Master Blenders 1753 to create Jacobs Douwe Egberts, the world's second largest coffee company after Nestle. Mondelez received 3.8 billion euros in cash and a 44 percent stake in the new company. Products available in over 80 countries.
|Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV||NLD||website|
| Acorn Holdings BV
owns 56% of Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV
| JAB Holding Company SARL
owns 65% of Acorn Holdings BV
| Mondelez International Inc
owns 44% of Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV
|Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV|
Investigations into Brazil's coffee industry by Denmark-based Danwatch revealed debt bondage, child labour, deadly pesticides, a lack of protective equipment, and workers without contracts. This company sources coffee beans from Brazilian plantations and admits that it is possible that coffee from plantations with poor labour conditions ended up in their products.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
Independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth found potentially harmful nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silica (SiO2) in a range of food products including products by this company. The silica and titanium dioxide in all 14 food products tested contained a high proportion of nanoparticles that have not been tested, labelled or approved for consumption in Australia. Furthermore, peer reviewed studies have raised health serious health concerns regarding the use of these nanoparticles in food.
[Source 2015][More on Product Safety]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received a 'D'.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company sells UTZ certified coffee, promoting fair and sustainable coffee production. However this only represents a fraction of this company's total coffee sales.
[Source 2012][More on Eco-Certification]
The DE Foundation was established in 2002 with funding from the parent company of the Douwe Egberts brand, D.E Master Blenders 1753. It is a non-for-profit organization that works to improve the living conditions of small coffee and tea producers.
[Source 2015][More on Finance]
The Ethical Tea Partnership was formed in 1997 when a number of major tea companies committed to working together to improve the social and environmental conditions in their supply chains.
[Source 2011][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Acorn Holdings BV|
|No assessment data currently available for Acorn Holdings BV|
|JAB Holding Company SARL|
This article about Coty's failed 2012 bid to buy Avon discusses the history of Joh A Benckiser and its owners, the Reimann family, one of Europe's wealthiest and most private families.
|Revenue||5 billion euros in 2015|
|Subsidiaries||Jacobs Douwe Egberts AU Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsJacobs Douwe Egberts Australia
Douwe Egberts Coffee
Harris some products UTZ Certified Coffee
Piazza Doro some products UTZ Certified Coffee