Juergen Steinemann, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, said: “As anticipated, we saw a slow start in our new fiscal year, yet we grew well above the market. I am satisfied that our largest region, Western Europe, resumed growth, capitalizing on last year’s capacity investments. We continue to focus on margin improvements. We have completed the integration of the acquired cocoa business and are now working on strengthening our position as the global leader in cocoa processing and origination enhancing our integrated service and product offering to our customers.”
3-Month Key Sales Figures, Fiscal Year 2014/15: Start well ahead of global market growth
The Barry Callebaut Group publishes its third GRI report
The Barry Callebaut Group today announced the publication of its GRI report 2013/14. The report details the company’s performance in a transparent manner and across its most important sustainability topics, focusing on the indicators of relevance to the company’s stakeholders.
Supporting on-the-ground cocoa sustainability activities: Barry Callebaut’s Cocoa Horizons Truck reaches 10,000 km milestone – over 30,000 villagers visited
The Barry Callebaut Group announces that its Cocoa Horizons Truck passed the symbolic milestone of 10,000 km and reached 33,000 participants, less than a year after the start of its journey into remote cocoa growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire. Last week, the truck passed the 10,000 km mark between the villages of Obrouayo and N’Drikro, in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire.
The Cocoa Horizons Truck is equipped with modern communication material powered by solar energy. It acts as a stage where Barry Callebaut’s own training experts animate farmer training sessions in good agricultural practices, literacy training and child labor sensitization programs, in addition to evening entertainment. Where needed, a nurse is also on board to provide basic health care, such as medical consultations and common medicines. More than 4,000 people have already benefited from such a medical visit.
Annual General Meeting 2014 of Barry Callebaut AG: All motions approved by shareholders
The ordinary Annual General Meeting 2014 of Barry Callebaut AG was held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, in Zurich-Oerlikon under the chairmanship of Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the Board of Directors. All motions were adopted as proposed by the Board of Directors.
Barry Callebaut inaugurates its first chocolate factory in Chile
The Barry Callebaut Group today officially inaugurated its first chocolate factory in Chile. The state-of-the-art facility in Paine, located approximately 40 km from the capital city of Santiago de Chile, has an initial annual production capacity of around 25,000 tonnes of liquid chocolate and compound.