Barry Callebaut has made great progress on its journey to become carbon positive by 2025. Its carbon reduction efforts in fiscal year 2019/20 have resulted in a –8.1 percent reduction of our corporate carbon footprint, from 8.5 million tons to 7.8 million tons CO2e (carbon equivalents).
These achievements are highlighted in its Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2019/20, which the company recently published. It is its fourth Report since the launch of Forever Chocolate in 2016, listing its progress towards the goal of making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025. Its progress data shows we are creating impact in unprecedented times.
- It mapped 181,861 farms on geographic and socio-economic data
- It trained 94,946 cocoa farmers on child labor awareness
- It distributed over 2.0 million cocoa seedlings and over 1.6 million shade trees
- It sourced 61 percent of our non-cocoa ingredients from sustainable sources
- Its global Gourmet brands, Callebaut, Cacao Barry and Carma have successfully implemented a 100 percent 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," says Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group.