WE HONOR 150 YEARS MELITTA BENTZ INVENTOR’S HEART
Flourished from a simple idea into a global enterprise by the power of a woman and her family.
Happy birthday, Melitta Bentz. Your vision to turn what was once considered a bothersome chore of preparing coffee into a pursuit of enjoyment has spread across the globe and will always inspire us. You created and encouraged entrepreneurship ahead of your time.
Nowadays Melitta is far more than a name or a business – she is our invisible power and guides us with her spirit. She has made us conviction champions, inspiring us to carry on her legacy.
The vibrations of her heartbeat carry us until today and further into the future.
her spirit guides us
WE ARE ENTREPRENEURS AT HEART
Our world is evolving. We are on the way from a consumer society to a meaningful society. As an international group of companies, we are actively shaping a new economic system – for our future as a society and for our future as a company.
social business an integral part of our entrepreneurial activities
As a global company, we see ourselves as part of a global network, a global community. We regard ourselves neither as a charity nor as an exclusively traditional company, but as an impact-oriented company.
The concept of social business is both a logical consequence and an integral part of the ongoing development of our business model. We are fully aligned with and dependent on the social well-being of our stakeholders and the preservation of our habitat. Together with our partners, we are working hard to solve the world’s social and environmental problems and to improve the standard of living of all stakeholders so that long-term and fairly distributed prosperity, human dignity, and social justice can flourish.
Our aim is to link ecological and economic processes – also in developing and emerging nations – and to drive those technical innovation processes and infrastructures that deliver both positive environmental outcomes and economic benefits. In this way, we want to empower people to lead an affordable and dignified life.
we thrive on diversity, to co-create impact.
The expertise of our employees is our intellectual capital. Their ingenuity, adaptability, foresight, and creativity are the source of our individual and collective strength to shape the future – to create impact in every dimension.
Diversity is vitality. Vitality is the key
to tackling the most fundamental problems of our age. For us as a company, it requires an unprecedented level of collaboration – both within our own organization and across industries outside our own boundaries. This is the only way that the different approaches of various players can be harmonized in order to unfold their full impact.
is an ancient method and the only meaningful form of human interaction for transforming complex systems. The recognition of our mutual dependence and constant dialogue are essential for such far-reaching and trusting relationships to succeed. The way we work together will determine the success of the ecological transformation.
Learning and experience belong together.
As a diversely networked organization, we create space in which individuals can fully express their potential and work together collectively. This allows us to continuously generate and test new ideas. We see it as our duty to provide a fertile breeding ground for innovative learning, to encourage a wide range of experiences, and to share insights.
We want to educate and empower. We want to generate a networked culture of inspiration – a web of interlocking relationships, a living organism in which we grow and learn from each other: enabling us to unleash our individual and collective potential. For the best collective performance that allows vibrant futures to flourish.
100% regenerative value creation
We think in cycles.
We strive to achieve far-reaching and healthy economic activity as a prerequisite for a healthy planet. We want to help protect our natural habitat by developing 100% circular production processes and product cycles, and by driving economic activities that serve the well-being of both people and their environment.
We are committed to renewable energy sources, regenerative resource usage, and a circular economy in order to co-create a resilient, fair, and ecologically sound economic system. — A system based on promoting and sustaining the resilience of natural and social systems while at the same time providing fair access to capital, resources, and opportunities. This is the only way to meet the needs of society and the environment.
... so that living and working in an ecologically responsible way becomes a no-brainer for everyone.
Our goal: the strict alignment of our value chain with the principles of a regenerative economy.
Ensuring that an ecologically meaningful way of living and working becomes a self-evident and collective reality.
We create a new quality of life, so that a healthy, lively and just world emerges for all of us.