Forever Chocolate

EVER THOUGHT ABOUT WHERE YOUR CHOCOLATE COMES FROM?
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Message from the CEO

Message from the CEO

Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO Barry Callebaut

Building the movement

At Barry Callebaut, sustainability has been at the heart of our business from the beginning. We believe that the future of our industry depends on its ability to make cocoa farming more viable and attractive to farmers, today and tomorrow. Through Forever Chocolate, a movement we launched in November 2016, our plan is to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025. Our ambition goes beyond sustainable cocoa. It is the next step in our long history of investing in a sustainable supply chain.

the movement

Highlights

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Highlights

  • working with approximately 157,000 farmers in sustainability programs

  • over 20,000 farmers trained on child labor awareness

  • +23% productivity improvement for Ivorian cocoa farmers adopting farm services

  • 36% of all cocoa sourced sustainably

  • 30% of all non-cocoa ingredients sourced sustainably

  • signed Cocoa and Forest Initiative to stop cocoa cultivation related deforestation in West-Africa

     

Working with approximately:

157000

farmers in sustainability programs

Farmers trained:

20306

on child labor awareness

Productivity Improvement:

23 %

per Hectare

Percentage of all cocoa:

36 %

sourced sustainably

All non-cocoa ingredients:

30%

sourced sustainably

Anchor: Prospering Farmers
Prospering Farmers
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Prospering Farmers
Ever pictured what it would take to lift 500,000 cocoa farmers out of poverty?

Our approach

Forever Chocolate requires a new approach to cocoa farming which generates social and environmental benefits to cocoa farming communities. Lifting cocoa farmers out of poverty by increasing their productivity is our starting point. Cocoa farmer poverty directly impacts child labor and deforestation.

Our goal

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Anchor: Zero Child Labor
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Zero Child Labour
Zero Child Labor
Ever wondered how to eradicate child labor from a chocolate supply chain?

Our approach

A structural solution to eradicating child labor from the cocoa supply chain is a combination of cocoa farmer poverty alleviation, access to quality education and awareness raising.

Barry Callebaut is working on all three, alone, or in close cooperation with NGOs, customers and government. In addition, we have started rolling out the Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS), to collect data on how prevalent child labor is in our cocoa supply chain.

Our goal

Our stories

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Anchor: Thriving Nature
Thriving Nature
Thriving Nature
Thriving Nature
Ever thought about how to become carbon and forest positive?

Our approach

To structurally tackle deforestation in the cocoa supply chain, industry and governments both have their part to play. In addition, it is essential to support cocoa farmers to increase their productivity on existing farm land and prevent them from clearing forests for new farm land. Barry Callebaut's commitment to lift over 500,000 farmers out of poverty by 2025 is therefore as essential to eradicate deforestation as is our commitment to become forest positive.

Our goal

Our stories

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Anchor: Sustainable Chocolate
Sustainable Chocolate
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Sustainable Chocolate
Ever wondered how to make sustainable chocolate the norm?

Our approach

By 2025, we want 100% of our product ingredients to be sustainable. This means they will be produced using farming practices that offer an equitable income for farmers, follow responsible labor and agricultural practices, safeguard the environment and support wider communities. In doing so, we create value for all of our partners, now and in the long-term.

Our goal

Our stories

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