Energy management process
Climate change presents a global challenge, and also holds particular risks for Barry Callebaut, as an energy-intensive and agriculturally dependent company.
We have identified risks such as more stringent regulatory reporting, rising operational costs from energy use, and physical risks to our supply chain. Since cocoa is grown in tropical regions, even minor changes in temperature and precipitation could impact crop yields through increased disease, drier soils, and other harmful effects.
In 2010 we launched the “One+” program around the world, designed to develop a standardized methodology and related tools to increase overall operational efficiency and optimize processes. One of the program’s workstreams is energy management. Through One + projects in several sites in Asia, Europe and the Americas we have been able to identify processes and procedures that can further reduce energy consumption at all of our plants.