Barry Callebaut announced today that in fiscal year 2018/19 it sourced 47% of the cocoa and 54% of the other ingredients it uses sustainably. This sourcing achievement is highlighted in Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2018/19, its third progress report since the launch of its Forever Chocolate plan in 2016, tracking the Group’s progress towards making sustainable chocolate the norm.
With over half of our ingredients coming from sustainable sources, we are well on track to have 100% sustainable chocolate by 2025. This is a great achievement and it demonstrates that sustainability is at the heart of our business strategy.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group
In the past fiscal year we focused on big innovative projects that we know will create the tipping point for a sustainable chocolate supply chain. Our progress report shows that this focus is working, creating tangible impact on the ground for cocoa farmers, cocoa farming communities and all the other players in our supply chain.
Pablo Perversi, Chief Innovation, Sustainability and Quality Officer, Global Head of Gourmet, of Barry Callebaut
Forever Chocolate is based on four ambitious targets, to be achieved by 2025, that address the largest sustainability challenges in the chocolate supply chain:
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