Forever Chocolate 2021/22:
One out of two of our products sold contains 100% sustainable cocoa or chocolate
Today we launched our 6th Forever Chocolate Progress Report, presenting our progress against the target we set ourselves in 2016 to make sustainable chocolate the norm. The Progress Report, covering Fiscal Year 2021/22, ending 30 August 2022, shows that we are continuing to scale up our activities by partnering with customers as well as societal and industry stakeholders to create tangible impact on the ground. One of our key achievements is that with the support of our customers, we increased the proportion of products sold containing 100% sustainable cocoa or chocolate to 49.4%, meaning one in two products.
Forever Chocolate is our plan to make sustainable chocolate the norm, and it is truly becoming a reality! With the support of our customers, one out of two products we sell contain sustainably sourced cocoa or chocolate.
We will continue pushing the envelope and setting new standards in sustainable sourcing, offering our customers best-in-class solutions.
Continuing to scale up our activities
Next to our target to have 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products, Forever Chocolate contains targets to have more than 500,000 cocoa farmers in our supply chain lifted out of poverty, eradicate child labor from our supply chain and become carbon and forest positive.
Our Forever Chocolate Progress Report, covering fiscal year 2021/22, shows that we continue to scale up our activities by partnering with customers as well as industry stakeholders to create tangible impact on the ground, while at the same time publicly advocating for policies to make sustainable chocolate the norm.
As the future requirements for a sustainable chocolate supply chain are constantly evolving and transforming, we have assessed where our targets need sharpening. Our conclusion? We want to add fresh ambition to our Forever Chocolate Plan. In spring 2023, we will present a set of sharpened targets, using our ongoing Forever Chocolate targets for 2025 as a springboard.
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