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Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2021 Barry Callebaut

Forever Chocolate 2020/21:
we reduced our carbon intensity by 17%

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mapping deforestation
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Space Odyssey: mapping deforestation from out of space

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At Barry Callebaut we have the ambitious target of being carbon and forest positive by 2025. To help us achieve this, we have partnered with experts in this field to develop a unique project which uses artificial intelligence, remote sensing and the newest methodology to classify landscapes.
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Sustainability Source Map
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Mapping the source of our sustainable ingredients

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Barry Callebaut has committed to having 100% sustainable ingredients in all products by 2025, as part of the Forever Chocolate strategy. To make our progress visible, we created a sustainable source map.
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Cocoa Horizons Truck
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New Horizons for cocoa

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Eradicating child labor is a challenge that the entire cocoa industry has been working toward for more than a decade. However, the reality is that instances still persist, which makes it crucial to test new approaches and combine tactics in order to have an impact.
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driving carbon emissions reductions in our supply chain
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Going for gold: driving carbon emissions reductions in our supply chain

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At Barry Callebaut, we aim to be carbon and forest positive by 2025. But we are not only looking at the carbon footprint created by our own operations and the energy we use, we are also taking the big step to account for the footprint of our entire supply chain.
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Barry Callebaut - sustainbale ingredients - hazelnuts
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The sweet spots of sustainable sourcing

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By 2025, Barry Callebaut will have 100% sustainable ingredients in all of its products. This year, we have made great progress with 44% of what we source being sustainable. This achievement demonstrates the power of working and collaborating with customers, NGOs and government.
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Boosting cocoa cultivation Brazil
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Boosting cocoa production in Brazil

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With an annual production capacity of around 600,000 seedlings, our nursery in Illheus, Brazil, is a great example of how we are making a real impact in supporting cocoa farmers.
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Greener Pastures for Dairy
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Greener Pastures for Dairy

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As part of our Forever Chocolate commitments, we will source 100% sustainable ingredients in all our products by 2025. Achieving sustainable dairy products is a big challenge to us, as it is a large contributor to carbon emissions, and therefore, climate change.
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Vanilla production Madagascar
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Vanilla and Cocoa - two peas in a pod

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In 2016, Barry Callebaut partnered with Prova, the world’s leading exporter of vanilla, to secure a sustainable vanilla supply. Now, in 2018, not only have we received the first 100% traceable vanilla from Madagascan farmers, we are also working to improve vanilla farmer livelihoods by diversifying farmers income with cocoa.
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Barry Callebaut supports ambitious carbon emission reduction targets
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Less than 2 degrees, please!

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Barry Callebaut supports more ambitious carbon emission reduction targets.
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Barry Callebaut factory powered by renewable energy
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Fully powered by renewables

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Win-win solutions for the environment and the balance sheet - the business case for factories operating on 100% renewable energy.
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Barry Callebaut - On the road to cutting CO2 emissions
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On the road to cutting CO2 emissions

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Each year, in Europe alone, Barry Callebaut trucks clock up the equivalent of five hundred circumnavigations of planet earth transporting chocolate from factories to customers. A new initiative is mapping out ways to reduce our carbon emissions from road transportation by up to an astounding 30%. Not only does this save on transport costs, this reduction represents a significant milestone on Barry Callebaut’s journey to achieve its Forever Chocolate target of being carbon positive by 2025.
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Barry Callebaut - Sustainable sugar beet plantation
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Driving Sustainable Sugar Beet forward - next stop Russia

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After the successful participation in the European Sugar Beet Project, Barry Callebaut is partnering with the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI) to implement a similar project in Russia. This project is another example of how Barry Callebaut is using the power of partnerships to achieve its goal of 100% sustainable ingredients by 2025.
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Forever Chocolate outperforming on sustainability
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Forever Chocolate outperforming on sustainability

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Barry Callebaut leading among peer companies in Sustainalytics assessment
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Barry Callebaut and Ghana intensify cooperation on a sustainable cocoa farming model
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Barry Callebaut and Ghana intensify cooperation on a sustainable cocoa farming model

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Barry Callebaut and the Ghana Cocoa Board sign letter of intent to work collaboratively on a model for sustainable cocoa farming.
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World Bank Summit - Financing the transition to climate-smart agriculture
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Financing the transition to climate-smart agriculture

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Barry Callebaut’s Chief Innovation, Sustainability & Quality Officer Pablo Perversi took the stage May 23, 2018 at the World Bank Innovate for Climate Summit in Frankfurt (Germany). The topic at hand: financing sustainability. The focus of the summit was financing the transition towards a climate-smart agriculture that does not cause deforestation - a critical issue for Barry Callebaut.
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Barry Callebaut employee Sarono at cocoa nursery
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Earth Day: Powered by the people

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See how Barry Callebaut employees are helping nature to thrive:
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Barry Callebaut launches pilot to drive systemic change in cocoa farming
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Barry Callebaut launches its first pilot to drive systemic change in cocoa farming

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Barry Callebaut launched its first Forever Chocolate Pilot in Indonesia. This is the first of a series of five pilot programs planned in cocoa origin countries that are intended to test theories of change in our quest to accelerate impact in sustainable cocoa production. We aim to increase the income of farmers, eradicate child labor and become carbon positive. Oliver Von Hagen, who is responsible for the Forever Chocolate pilots, provides further details.
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African women farmers - Cocoa Horizons is part of the Forever Chocolate movement by driving change in the cocoa sector
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Cocoa Horizons 2016/17 Full Year Report: See how the Foundation is part of the Forever Chocolate movement by driving change in the cocoa sector

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The Cocoa Horizons Foundation has released its year-end review highlighting the efforts and achievements it has implemented in 2016/17.
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