We have made great progress on our journey to become carbon positive by 2025. Our carbon reduction efforts in fiscal year 2019/20 have resulted in a –8.1% reduction of our corporate carbon footprint, from 8.5 million tonnes to 7.8 million tonnes CO2e (carbon equivalents).
These achievements are highlighted in our Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2019/20, which we published today. It is our fourth Report since the launch of Forever Chocolate in 2016, listing our progress towards the goal of making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025. Our progress data shows we are creating impact in unprecedented times.
-We mapped 181,861 farms on geographic and socio-economic data
-We trained 94,946 cocoa farmers on child labor awareness
-We distributed over 2.0 million cocoa seedlings and over 1.6 million shade trees
-We sourced 61% of our non-cocoa ingredients from sustainable sources
Our global Gourmet brands, Callebaut, Cacao Barry and Carma have successfully implemented a 100% sustainable cocoa supply chain
” If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic is underlining the importance of sustainable supply chains and the relevance of our Forever Chocolate ambition. We believe that challenging years like this one are the time when further scaling impact, developing new partnerships and executing innovative projects is even more critical! We simply did not pause on our sustainability ambition in COVID-19 times”.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group
Contact for the media:
Frank Keidel, Head of Media Relations
+41 43 268 86 06
Sustainability contact: Taryn Ridley, External Affairs Manager
+41 43 204 04 62