Introducing our approach to Corporate Responsibility, highlighting recent progress, and outlining our roadmap for addressing critical sustainability issues.


Dear valued stakeholder,

I am pleased to share with you JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS’ (JDE) first Corporate Responsibility report. This report introduces our approach to Corporate Responsibility, highlights the progress we have made in 2018, and sets out the roadmap for addressing the critical sustainability issues we face. Our coffee & tea journey began over 265 years ago and continues today with the collective efforts of all JDE associates.

At JDE, we are particularly concerned about the significant challenges facing coffee producers around the world and are committed to supporting them through our Common Grounds program. We are also focused on minimizing the environmental impact of our operations and have firm commitments in place to ensure the recyclability or compostability of our products.

Thank you for your interest in JDE’s Corporate Responsibility journey. I look forward to working with you and other stakeholders to improve the livelihoods of farming communities around the world while reducing our impact on the environment.


Frederic Larmuseau
Chief Executive Officer


Download The 2018 JDE CR Report