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The Detmold Group is honoured to be an active member of our diverse communities around the globe.

The Detmold Group is a manufacturer, not simply an importer and we take pride in the products we make, but we’re equally proud of the way we operate in our manufacturing plants around the globe. 

We work to a strict Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, which covers fair wages and working conditions that are consistent with the needs and expectations of our global customers. In China alone we pass more than 30 independent audits each and every year from customers and independent bodies.

We focus on areas including fair hiring practices; safe working hours; no child labour; fair compensation and benefits; and workplace safety in all our manufacturing facilities.

All our manufacturing sites are committed to a rigorous social code of conduct, this includes being part of the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA). SMETA is an audit procedure providing an international standard for social accountability. This certification process is made up of four modules, including: Health and safety, Labour standards, Environmental and Business ethics. 

Building Relationships

The Group is privately owned by the Detmold family and as such are a proud member of Family Business Australia, the peak body committed to providing support and guidance to the family business sector. Being a privately-owned business, we value our customer relationships, community relationships, and our relationship with the environment.

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Supporting local Communities 

As a family-owned company, we choose to positively impact our local communities all around the world, from our headquarters in Adelaide, to supporting initiatives in the countries where we operate, and beyond.

Many of our charitable initiatives focus on improving communities in a long term, sustainable way. Our recent initiatives include:

  • Sponsoring university students in China
  • Donating to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
  • Our Coffee Origins™ Cup Gallery hot cup collection is using the power of coffee to support positive social change, with five percent of sales donated to our partner organisations in disadvantaged coffee-growing communities. Learn more about Coffee Origins™.

Staff are actively encouraged to undertake their own charitable initiatives, which the company supports with leave time, donations or publicity.

Detmold Group Chairman Rodney Detmold at SAHMRI

Rodney Detmold, Executive Chairman of the Detmold Group

Modern Slavery

Safeguarding the human rights of our people, across our global supply chain and operations, is an absolute commitment of the Detmold Group.

Modern slavery is not acceptable within our business, and taking action to address exploitation is core to our business ethics and values.