According to CDP data, carbon emissions in a company’s supply chain are over 11.4 times greater than its direct emissions on average. For Barry Callebaut, this means that our emissions extend far beyond the locations and facilities where we produce our high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, fillings, decorations and compounds. This is why, as part of our Forever Chocolate target to be carbon positive by 2025, we committed to assessing the carbon impact created by our own operations (scope 1), the impact generated by the energy we use (scope 2), and critically, the impact of our entire supply chain (scope 3), which includes the production and processing of all the raw materials we source, and related land use changes.
Supplier engagement is vital to achieving our ambitious Forever Chocolate target to be carbon positive. Reducing emissions across our supply chain is not easy, so we are thrilled that CDP recognizes the collaboration and the resulting impact that we, our suppliers and partners have so far achieved to tackle climate change. Action needs to happen now - a stable climate generates value for society, poverty reduction, and fair labor practices.