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. Merged with Peet's Coffee in 2020 to become JDE Peet's.
|Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV||NLD||website|
| JDE Peet's NV
owns 100% of Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV
| Acorn Holdings BV
owns 62% of JDE Peet's NV
| » JAB Holding Company SARL
owns 65% of Acorn Holdings BV
| Mondelez International Inc
owns 23% of JDE Peet's NV
|Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV|
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 assesses 173 companies on the commitments they have made, and the actions they have taken, to ensure that there is no destruction of nature including no deforestation along their supply chains; and support a responsible and sustainable palm oil industry beyond their own supply chain. This company is rated 'lagging behind' with a score of 1.8 out of a possible total of 22.
Source: WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 (2019)
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: Danwatch (2016)
This company is 27% owned by Mondelez International, who get an 'F' rating.
Source: Shop Ethical (2020)
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: FOE (2015)
This company sells Rainforest Alliance certified coffee. However this only represents a fraction of this company's total coffee sales. Rainforest Alliance certification has been dubbed 'Fairtrade light' by critics, as it offers producers no minimum price for their crop, and guarantees a minimum of just 30% of the product is certified.
Source: Rainforest Alliance (2020)
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. UTZ certification ensures the cocoa is sourced and produced sustainably on farms with safe working conditions. However unlike Fairtrade certification, UTZ does not offer a minimum or guaranteed price, and the environmental standards of UTZ Certified are far weaker than those of either Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance.
Source: UTZ (2020)
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: company website (2015)
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: Ethical Tea Partnership (2020)
Follow link to see this company's sustainability claims.
Source: company website (2015)
|JDE Peet's NV|
|No assessment data currently available for JDE Peet's NV|
|Acorn Holdings BV|
|No assessment data currently available for Acorn Holdings BV|
|JAB Holding Company SARL|
The 2019 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 5, "On the business agenda but limited evidence of implementation", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
Source: BBFAW (2019)
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.
Source: news article (2012)
|Revenue||5 billion euros in 2015|
|Subsidiaries||Jacobs Douwe Egberts AU Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsJacobs Douwe Egberts Australia
Douwe Egberts some products UTZ Certified
Harris some products UTZ Certified Coffee
L'OR some products UTZ Certified Coffee
Moccona some products UTZ Certified Coffee
Piazza Doro some products UTZ Certified Coffee
Pickwick some products UTZ Certified Tea