Safeguarding the environment

We're striving to minimize our impact on the environment



At Barry Callebaut, we do our best to avoid damage to the environment. As an integrated chocolate company with suppliers, operations, and customers around the globe, we are very conscious of the environmental impacts of our value chain. We have extended our conservation programs to cocoa-producing countries where the first conversion processing of cocoa beans to cocoa liquor takes place. Key strategic priorities include conserving resources, minimizing adverse impacts, eliminating surplus packaging, and maximizing waste recovery and recycling.


Key challenges

  • Efficiency increases
  • Rising energy prices
  • Reducing carbon footprint and energy consumption

Source: Sustainability Report 2012/13

Online report English [4 MB] Deutsch [6 MB]

Our Global Environmental Policy, developed in 2008, defines our priorities for reducing environmental impacts throughout our production facilities, and transportation network.

  • Global targets

    Global targets

    Goals we aim to reach

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  • Energy management process

    Energy management process

    Internal process optimizations

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