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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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School opening Kims Chocolates
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“I grew up in poverty – and know that education is the only way out of it”

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Fons Maex is the son of a coal miner. Today he is the CEO of Kim’s Chocolates, one of the biggest chocolate producers in Belgium. This is the story about how Kim’s Chocolates is bringing education to 65,000 children in Tanzania – a tribute to Fons’s parents.
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Driving sustainable cane sugar production: Barry Callebaut joins Bonsucro
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Driving sustainable cane sugar production: Barry Callebaut joins Bonsucro

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Barry Callebaut has joined Bonsucro, the global change platform for sugarcane. Sugar, being a key ingredient in chocolate, plays an important role in our Forever Chocolate sustainability journey towards 100% sustainable ingredients in our products.
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Cocoa farmers
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Discovering chocolate’s true carbon cost

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With multiple ingredients and a complex manufacturing and processing chain, calculating an accurate carbon footprint for chocolate is not as easy as it may seem. As we work towards becoming a carbon positive business, we’re improving how we measure and understand the carbon footprint of chocolate. This story shows how this is also helping us become a forest positive business.
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Can we really make Asian cocoa great again?

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People all over the world carry some form of responsibility: some towards the American nation and others, towards making the planet great again. For us, it's the duty to “make Asian cocoa great again.”
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Barry Callebaut Factory Singapore 20y Anniversary
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Growing up responsibly in Asia

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20 years ago, on this date, Barry Callebaut opened its first chocolate factory in Asia. Our Regional President for Region Asia Pacific, Ben De Schryver, reflects on the meaning of this anniversary for him.
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Join us in making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025!

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In November 2016, Barry Callebaut launched FOREVER CHOCOLATE, its new sustainability strategy with four ambitious goals, as well as measurable commitments. Our CEO, Antoine de Saint-Affrique, explains below why FOREVER CHOCOLATE is at the core of our company and makes perfect business sense.
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Transforming the palm oil industry: Barry Callebaut joins the Palm Oil Innovation Group

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Under its sustainability strategy Forever Chocolate, Barry Callebaut has committed to have 100% of the ingredients in its products coming from sustainable sources as well as zero deforestation in its supply chain. Sustainable palm oil plays an important role in fulfilling both of these objectives.
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School Class in Côte d'Ivoire
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Birth certificates - and why they can be crucial to avoid child labor

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Today, June 12, is the World Day Against Child Labor. As a company deeply rooted in cocoa origin countries and communities, especially in West Africa, we are still faced with the fact that children are working on cocoa farms, predominantly in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. That is why we committed to eradicating child labor from our supply chain by 2025. Supporting parents in formally registering their children is one element in a portfolio of actions we do.
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Cocoa Farmers in Tanzania
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Reaching farmers – how Joyce Iponja is helping to empower cocoa growers in Tanzania

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How to give farmers in remote places better access to supplies of seedlings? An initiative in Tanzania is bringing together cocoa farmers with people from local communities in order to improve the distribution of cocoa seedlings and enhance livelihoods. The program is part of Barry Callebaut’s sustainability strategy ‘Forever Chocolate’ and is driven by its direct sourcing organization Biolands in cooperation with KIM’s Chocolates.
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Umar, an agronomist with Barry Callebaut since 2013
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Innovations and best practices key to helping farmers’ livelihood in Indonesia

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Combining targeted field work and the use of new technology, field facilitators at Barry Callebaut are helping cocoa farmers in Indonesia to improve their sustainable farming practices. This year, we are taking new steps in our quest to continually improve agricultural practices and having better traceability of cocoa beans.
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Cocoa Horizons
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Growing impact, driving change - the latest achievements of the Cocoa Horizons program

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Back in September 2015, Barry Callebaut created the Cocoa Horizons Foundation to help shape a sustainable future for cocoa and chocolate. The independent, non profit organization aims to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities through the promotion of sustainable, entrepreneurial farming, improved productivity and community development. The foundation recently published its year-end report highlighting the Cocoa Horizons program achievements from the 2015/16 fiscal year.
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Cocoa Snapshot - The manifold challenges on the road to #ForeverChocolate
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The manifold challenges on the road to #ForeverChocolate

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A recent study revealed the challenges cocoa farmers face in Côte d’Ivoire. These are manifold, difficult to overcome and stem from the fact that a majority of farmers still live below the national poverty line. We summarized the reports’ insight into an infographic, which also is indicative of the KPI’s we will continue to track in our Cocoa Horizons program.
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Cocoa nurseries program Indonesia
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Cocoa nurseries program is expanding in Indonesia

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One of Barry Callebaut’s primary goals in Forever Chocolate is to lift more than 500,000 farmers out of poverty. To get there, we can improve farm productivity and increase the yield of high-quality cocoa.
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World Cocoa Foundation et. al. commit to end deforestation
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The Road to Bonn

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Barry Callebaut committed to become carbon and forest positive under its Forever Chocolate sustainability strategy. This week, together with other leading chocolate and cocoa companies, we committed to end deforestation - with the support of non-governmental organizations such as the Prince of Wales' International Sustainability Unit (ISU).
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