Melitta North America Initiatives

Obligation and Opportunity

We regard sustainability not just as an obligation but as an opportunity. We want to use our products and our expertise to allow our customers, partners and employees to make sustainability a key element in their everyday decision making. As the market leader for coffee filters, we continually weave innovation into our everday work. Sustainability is at the forefront as we develop new products and packaging.

Dedicated to Future Generations

  • Manufactured using FSC-certified pulp, the mark of responsible forestry
  • 20-year partnership with American Forests, planting over 600,000+ trees
  • Our Melitta cone coffee filters are certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Insitute (BPI)
  • Chlorine and bleach free
  • Bamboo filters use 40% Bamboo pulp, a naturally renewing resource
  • Cone filter packaging utilizes recycled paperboard

Production Facility

Our coffee plant in Cherry Hill, NJ produces 20% of our electricity using solar panels. This equates to an estimated annual envrionmental benefit to:

  Trees Planted: 50,942
Gallons of Water Conserved: 367,425
Pounds of CO Removed: 1,017,767

Melitta in the Community

Melitta North America is very active in the communities in which we live and work. We support many organizations through our employees. We will reach out to our employees first and see where they are donating their time.

Our support comes in various forms. We generally try to donate coffee to many organizations to support their fundraising efforts. This can be a sampling event or a food tasting or a gift basket auction item.

On a limited basis we do support events through traditional sponsorships for nonprofit groups.

We often send coffee and personal coffeemakers to the troops. Some of the organizations that we have supported in the past are Hospice, University of South Florida, Lowry Park Zoo, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Salvation Army, and many others.

We firmly believe that it is the task of companies to make people´s lives better. When making business decisions, we therefore take into account the interests of various stakeholder groups and work together with other individuals and organizations for the benefit of society. The following organizations and projects have aided in our corporate and social responsibility, enabling us to become a more sustainable business.

American Forests

Founded in 1875, American Forests creates healthy and resilient forests that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. Since its partnership with American Forests began in 2003, Melitta has planted over 600,000 tress in landscapes across the country, making a substantial difference for wildlife, customers and the environment. American Forests advances its mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building, creating healthy forests from coast to coast. The organizations projects range from working with local partners to plant trees to educating U.S. Congressional leaders avout new policies and programs that could help reforest America.