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The Martin Bauer Group Releases its Global Impact Report on Sustainability

SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY – The Martin Bauer Group, a global expert of premium botanical solutions for the tea, food and beverage, dietary supplement and animal nutrition industries, announced the release of its Sustainability Report; a summary of the organization’s extensive effort to preserve critical natural resources. The complete Sustainability Report can be found here:

With the recent acquisition of US-based BI Nutraceuticals, The Martin Bauer Group represents over 140 years of experience in the industry. The organization sources more than 200 botanicals from over 80 countries, through supply chains that employ more than 300,000 people. From its inception, The Martin Bauer Group has embraced its sustainability investment decisions for positive social and environmental change. The Sustainability Report exposes the organization’s sustainability strategy, and long-term goals, to allow its direct and indirect stakeholders an opportunity to follow suit in initiating effort towards global impact.

“The Martin Bauer Group considers economic, environmental and social responsibility as an integral part of its corporate philosophy,” said Anne Wedel-Klein, fourth generation descendant of the founding family, member of MB-Holding’s Management Board and current lead of sustainability efforts for the organization. “My great-grandfather, Martin Bauer, wanted to create something meaningful and lasting for the future. Today, we are remain deeply committed to the sustainability concept of taking responsibility for future generations.”

The Martin Group has already achieved several significant milestones in terms of sustainability:
  • 56% of the company’s major botanicals are purchased through certified supply chains
  • The company pioneered Mabagrown, a unique sustainable sourcing standard
  • Mabagrown was verified and recognized by the independent organizations UEBT and UTZ
  • The company announced its voluntary commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set forth by the SDG Compass
  • The company surveyed internal/external stakeholders to prioritize sustainability commitments
  • The company developed its Sustainability Report in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
“The Martin Bauer Group is committed to evolving common sustainability practices towards concrete steps for the betterment of the environment, its communities, and the industry at large,” said Ennio Ranaboldo, CEO of Martin Bauer North America. “We’ve had a lot of discussions with stakeholders, including our growers, processors, and vendors. Progressing sustainability will require trust and a heavy emphasis on closer relationships with all of our partners. We’re all trying to establish sustainability solutions that will meet consumer needs, but we’ve now recognized that this effort does not need to be made alone. The Sustainability Report provides complete exposure on our efforts in this direction.”

For more information on GRI and its standardization efforts related to sustainability, visit or The Martin Bauer Group, visit

About Martin Bauer Group
Since 1930, Martin Bauer Group stands for expertise in premium botanical solutions worldwide. We work with our customers to develop tailor-made solutions for the Tea, Food & Beverage, Dietary Supplement and Animal Nutrition industries. Our products are based on responsibly sourced, high-quality botanical raw material from more than 80 countries. With more than 20 manufacturing sites and sales units worldwide, we keep our finger on the pulse of our customers’ local markets. Our goal is to drive creativity and innovation for successful products of tomorrow. More than 2,300 employees worldwide — many of them with decades of experience — work to maintain your competitive edge. The Martin Bauer Group is part of the nature network®, a fourth-generation family business.
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