Hunger is a result of poverty. HMC cannot combat the global poverty challenge alone. However what we can do is join hands with many others to ensure the responsible use of food resources, and to support sustainable agriculture so as to fight some causes of hunger and poverty.

Based on the HMC Purchasing department's sustainability guidelines, HMC gives preference to regional service partners and suppliers, which are bound by long-term contracts. Furthermore, since 2016 we have been working with our catering partner Käfer Service Hamburg GmbH which actively implements a comprehensive sustainability concept. As a regional caterer, the company is in a great position to work preferably with regional suppliers of foodstuffs and use seasonal foods. This means that Käfer can continuously offer fresh quality while adjusting food quantities to the number of guests as precisely as possible to avoid large amounts of unused food. Whatever has not been consumed is preferably converted to biogas or made available to the Netzwerk Hamburger Tafel food bank by the exhibitors as part of INTERNORGA.

CCH Division:

From 2021 Käfer Service Hamburg GmbH will be under contract as the exclusive catering partner of the CCH to make the benefits provided to the Trade Fairs Division available to the entire company.

The Käfer company lives appreciation and diversity in international teams. Major events with the headquarters in Munich strengthen cooperation. The sustainability team is led by parts of the upper management, which shows the high priority given to the topic by the management.

An example of ecological and economic sustainability: through the use of special water filters, tap water can be offered in carafes. This results in savings in glass and plastic bottles and in transport costs.