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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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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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Rainforest in Cameroon - Barry Callebaut has committed to become forest and carbon positive by 2025
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On our way to forest positive: Barry Callebaut’s global commitment to source 100% zero-deforestation

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If the chocolate industry does not commit to reducing its carbon footprint and achieve zero net deforestation in its supply chain, the ecosystems that provide chocolate ingredients will rapidly erode. Obviously, we could not let that happen.
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Barry Callebaut cocoa farmers drying cocoa beans
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Swiss cocoa industry commits to sustainable cocoa

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Zurich - The Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa was launched today, and Barry Callebaut is proud to be one of the founding members. This platform will play an important role in creating the market pull for sustainably sourced cocoa.
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Reducing our energy consumption through innovation

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Becoming a carbon positive business in the next seven years means we have to rethink how we do things. At our cocoa and chocolate processing plant in Quebec, Canada, teams have come up with a new way to treat and preheat beans that reduces the consumption of natural gas. It has also brought some extra benefits to our commercial output.
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Barry Callebaut progress report Forever Chocolate 2016/17
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Barry Callebaut publishes progress report Forever Chocolate 2016/17

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On track towards 100% sustainable chocolate by 2025
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Setting the benchmark for sustainable dairy production
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Setting the benchmark for sustainable dairy production

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What is sustainable dairy? Together with the Food Animal Initiative (FAI) we have formulated 15 principles that answer this question.
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Barry Callebaut's One Young World Participants
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Millennials and their hearts’ desire for sustainability

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By 2025, 75% of the global workforce will comprise of millennials. Today, we hear from three of our employees who recently attended one of the biggest international events, One Young World, an annual summit that brings together millennials from around the globe.
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Deforestation Free Cocoa
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Barry Callebaut signs unique deforestation free cocoa commitment

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In the wake of the climate discussions in Bonn, the leading cocoa and chocolate companies signed together with the Ivorian and Ghanaian governments the Frameworks for Action of the Cocoa and Forest Initiative on 16 November.
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Antoine de Saint-Affrique at One Young World 2017 summit
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We do not only sell for a profit, but we also sell for a purpose

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Our CEO, Antoine de Saint-Affrique, addressed 1,300 delegates at the recent One Young World 2017 Summit in Bogota/Columbia. Find following his speech on why companies are playing a key role in poverty alleviation.
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Ethical Corporation
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Forever Chocolate shortlisted for Responsible Business Awards 2017

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Great recognition for Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate strategy. Forever Chocolate was shortlisted in the category Sustainable Business Communication of the Year of the Responsible Business Awards.
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