Our success comes from employees working together – and sharing a passion for chocolate

Code of Conduct


Every Barry Callebaut employee is an ambassador for our company. Our reputation depends on each and every employee – how we live our corporate values, serve our customers, and honor our commitments.

Code of Conduct

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These words carry great weight at our company. They are our corporate values. They reflect how we strive to interact with our colleagues, with external business partners, and with all of our stakeholders along the value chain. They reflect how we believe business should be done, namely, responsibly. We believe that achieving profitable growth in our business and contributing to sustainable economic and social development as well as safeguarding the environment go hand in hand.

All Barry Callebaut employees are expected to behave in ways that reflect our corporate values and to show responsibility and good citizenship in business dealings.

The principles and guidelines for behavior are set forth in our Code of Conduct, which is available in 13 languages and signed by every employee when he or she joins the company. Adhering to the Code is every employee’s responsibility.

Our Code of Conduct contains principles and guidelines related to: 

Product safety and quality
Conflicts of interest
Gifts, hospitality and entertainment
Fair competition
Corruption and bribery
Safeguarding company assets and reputation including use of social media
Workplace conduct
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability