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Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2022

Forever Chocolate 2021/22:
One out of two of our products sold contains 100% sustainable cocoa or chocolate

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Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2022
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Forever Chocolate 2021/22: One out of two of our products sold contains 100% sustainable cocoa or chocolate

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Our Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2021/22 highlights our achievements toward making sustainable chocolate the norm. One out of two of our products sold contains sustainable chocolate.
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Sustainalytics ranks Barry Callebaut at the top for management of ESG risks
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Sustainalytics ranks Barry Callebaut at the top for management of ESG risks

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Barry Callebaut is positioned as #1 out of 579 companies in the ‘Food Product’ category by Sustainalytics. This is the fourth consecutive year that Barry Callebaut has been recognized as an industry leader in the management of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks in our supply chain.
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pre-harvest activities for better cocoa yield
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Unlocking pre-harvest activities for better cocoa yield

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Pre-harvest activities, in particular, are critical to boost productivity. This year, Barry Callebaut is supporting 10,000 farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana with pre-harvest interventions by providing external labor and subsidized soil inputs. In the coming crop season, we aim to scale our new approach deploying large-scale labor teams to reach more farmers in our supply chain.
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cocoa growth farmer coaches Madagascar
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Sustainable vanilla and cocoa from Madagascar: a successful partnership

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A joint cocoa diversification project with Prova improves vanilla farmer livelihoods in Madagascar – and supplies Barry Callebaut customers with sustainable vanilla.
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Barry Callebaut establishes Farm of the Future in Ecuador
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Barry Callebaut establishes Farm of the Future to power cocoa farming research and innovation

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Combined with our long-established expertise in innovation and sustainability, Ecuador is the perfect match for Barry Callebaut to build a dedicated hub to power cocoa farming research to support cocoa farming resilience and productivity.
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Reforesting the AGBO 2 Forest, Côte d’Ivoire
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Restoring a community’s green heart: the unique Agbo 2 Forest restoration project in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Barry Callebaut’s long-term reforestation project in the Agbo 2 Forest seeks to restore the forest, protect one of the world’s most biodiversity-rich and fragile ecosystems and support cocoa farmer livelihoods.
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Barry Callebaut awarded by CDP as a Supplier Engagement Leader for the fourth consecutive year
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Barry Callebaut awarded by CDP as a Supplier Engagement Leader for the fourth consecutive year

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CDP, the gold standard of environmental reporting, has again recognized Barry Callebaut for our work with suppliers to achieve our science-based targets, tackle climate change and become carbon and forest positive.
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Barry Callebaut corporate action and transparency on deforestation
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Barry Callebaut leading in corporate action and transparency on deforestation

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Out of nearly 12,000 companies which were scored by CDP in 2021, Barry Callebaut is one of 24 high-performing companies, securing a place on CDP’s prestigious ‘A List’. After ranking for four years in a row as a CDP global climate leader with a score of A- for our climate reduction efforts, we are now for the first time, making the ‘A List’ as a leader in corporate action and transparency on deforestation.
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Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2021 Barry Callebaut
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Forever Chocolate 2020/21: we reduced our carbon intensity by 17%

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Barry Callebaut has reduced by more than -17% its carbon intensity per tonne of product since the start of Forever Chocolate in 2016.
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Japan chocolate sustainability changemakers
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Chocolate players in Japan now scaling impact on sustainable innovation

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Since Japanese chocolate industry players announced their sustainability commitments, the industry is now forging ahead to scale impact and innovation.
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Barry Callebaut Sustainalytics 2021
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Recognized as a leader in managing ESG risks by Sustainalytics for the third consecutive year

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Barry Callebaut has been ranked by Sustainalytics as the #3 out of 203 companies in the packaged food industry.
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sustainable coconut and cocoa farming
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Spearheading sustainability in the coconut industry

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In September 2020, we launched the world's first coconut charter to work on sustainable coconut production. This was a promising start. Now, together with Nestlé, we are taking the next big step by launching a scorecard to define and develop the previously underestimated issue of sustainable practices in coconut production.
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Barry Callebaut - Setting the standard for CO2 reduction in dairy production
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Setting the standard for CO2 reduction in dairy production

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In collaboration with Gold Standard and Agolin, Barry Callebaut has developed a new methodology to quantify and certify CO2 insetting for dairy within our chocolate supply chain.
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Sustainable cocoa requires biodiversity
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Sustainable cocoa requires biodiversity

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Originating from the Amazon basin, cocoa’s natural habitat lies under the shade canopies of humid rainforests. Today, most of the world's cocoa comes from small, sun-drenched farms in West Africa. Driven by increasing consumer demand, cocoa farming encroachment into forests and other lands to increase yields, has caused deforestation and habitat degradation. A highly biodiverse cocoa farm has been shown to be drought, disease and pest resilient, and produce higher yields.
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There is growing evidence showing a causal relationship between deforestation, the  acceleration of climate change, and the extinction of precious flora and fauna. But identifying and measuring deforestation and the cultivation of specific commodities at large scale and in sufficient detail is notoriously difficult. Committed to finding a solution for the cocoa and chocolate industry, in 2017 Barry Callebaut partnered with ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) to develop a new tool to address t
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Artificial intelligence against deforestation

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There is growing evidence showing a causal relationship between deforestation, the acceleration of climate change, and the extinction of precious flora and fauna. But identifying and measuring deforestation and the cultivation of specific commodities at large scale and in sufficient detail is notoriously difficult.
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Why the future of chocolate depends on healthy forests
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Why the future of chocolate depends on healthy forests

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Deforestation is a major issue in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which together produce nearly two-thirds of the world’s cocoa supply. Launched In 2017, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and leading cocoa and chocolate companies, representing 85% of global cocoa usage, joined together to form the Cocoa & Forests Initiative.
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Barry Callebaut joins Seekewa agro revolution
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Barry Callebaut joins Seekewa’s agro revolution

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We are working with award winning startup Seekewa on a pilot project to increase and diversify the incomes of farmers on the Cocoa Horizons program.
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biomass revolution - Barry Callebaut
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Bloom and Barry Callebaut lead the biomass revolution

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We teamed up with MassChallenge participant Bloom Biorenewables Ltd to investigate how side streams from chocolate manufacturing processes could support the fight against climate change and help us to become carbon positive by 2025.
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