Sustainability, step by step

At Julius Meinl, we want to make the world a better place – in small but meaningful steps. Sustainability is more than just a word for us. We live it, believe it, think it and are convinced it is the only way forward.

A beautiful world for future generations

We strongly believe that today’s welfare and high standard of living must still leave the world as beautiful and as diverse for future generations. We want our children to see the world, its different peoples, animals and nature in all its beauty and diversity.


It's up to all of us to make this possible. We at Julius Meinl have committed ourselves to make it happen.

Our sustainability report

Julius Meinl has always been at the forefront of social. This concern has grown over the years to include a wider consideration of the natural world.

We proudly present our second Sustainability Report 2019/2020, which above all shows how we made it through the Covid-19 crisis so far – together. And how we were still able to drive our sustainability activities further.

Please download here the latest data and facts on our sustainability engagement: 


Download our Sustainability Report

Our Certificates

Through our own sustainability initiatives, transparent reporting and independently verified traceability of our coffee, our sustainable commitments become a reality.

In addition to the Julius Meinl Generations Program and Our Responsibly Selected Coffee Initiative, our Sustainability Portfolio includes a host of third-party awarded certifications.

These certificates count among some of our proudest achievements, and are the result of working together with partners who share our commitment to high quality, sustainable coffee.

Certificates currently awarded to Julius Meinl coffee products:

Fairtrade Certification. This ensures that the coffee importers, roasters and traders are guaranteed fair payment for their work.

EU organic Certification. The EU organic logo can only be used on products that have been certified as organic by an authorised EU control agency and fulfills conditions on how it must be produced, processed, transported and stored.

USDA organic Certification. This means our products are certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Colombian Heritage

Many families in Tolima Department, Colombia, have businesses focused on the same passion for coffee. They are carefully passing on their experience and knowledge from generation to generation. But it’s getting harder for them to stay in the business.

Julius Meinl supports Colombian farmers to increase production efficiency for them and their future generations.

The idea is to enhance farmers’ business by helping them with trainings, technical assistance, coffee dryers and UTZ certification. The farmers can then increase production efficiency and their profits, meaning that they can invest more in their own business and future generations.

100% Biodegradable Capsules

New Inspresso capsules range that consists of 7 different capsules made from a fully biodegradable material.

  • Innovative capsule body made of compostable biopolymer based on renewable raw materials
  • Highest aroma protection through patented aroma seal
  • 100% TÜV Austria certified for industrial composting according to EU standard EN13432
  • Aluminium free, PVDC free, OGM free, BPA free

Biodegradable Coffee-to-go cups

As a contribution to waste reduction, we only use
compostable coffee-to-go cups and lids out of bagasse and wooden stirrers.

Bagasse is a natural by-product of sugar production that is produced when sugar cane is pressed.
Our coffee cups are 100% biodegradable and compostable.

Our Sustainability Policy

At Julius Meinl, we adhere to the principles of our corporate Code of Conduct, firmly adopting the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the fields of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption and applying them to our business practices and operations. 


Furthermore our Sustainability Policy guides us in all our efforts to:

  • Embed sustainability into our product expertise, service orientation and the devotion to traditional Viennese coffee house culture, we provide our customers with.
  • It helps us to continue to develop our expertise and services in the field of economic, social, and environmental sustainability to open new markets and commercial opportunities.


Integrity, honesty, correctness, and respect form the basis of conduct of all those that work at Julius Meinl. Everyone at Julius Meinl understands this and complies with this policy.


As of 2021 we extend our corporate Code of Ethical Conduct also to our suppliers, intending to start a constructive dialogue on our mutual pathway into a post-pandemic, sustainable future for all.


Julius Meinl Supplier Code of Conduct