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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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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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Madagascar after Cyclone Enawo
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Cyclone Enawo hitting Madagascar - Barry Callebaut and Prova providing immediate assistance to support farmers on the ground

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Last week, tropical storm Enawo hit Madagascar as the most powerful storm in 13 years. The storm reached the island in the SAVA region, where Barry Callebaut and Prova launched their joint project to introduce cocoa farming to Madagascar’s main vanilla producing area. Currently, a full assessment of the damages and the effects to the joint project is not possible. Both companies are donating CHF 50,000 together for immediate support of the local farmers.
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Female cocoa farmer in Cameroon
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On International Women’s Day, Barry Callebaut celebrates women like Marie Tanoh, champion cocoa farmer

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Marie is the President of cocoa cooperative, Boukabla, located in Niablé, eastern Côte d'Ivoire. The cooperative made up of almost 200 female farmers, supplies UTZ Certified cocoa to Barry Callebaut.
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Barry Callebaut rated „Ambitious“ in the WWF Swiss Food Industry Rating.
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A great start

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Barry Callebaut rated „Ambitious“ in the WWF Swiss Food Industry Rating.
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Cocoa Farmers in Côte d'Ivoire
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Cocoa Farmers in Côte d'Ivoire continue to live in poverty

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New study shows the road to make cocoa a sustainable and high yielding crop is still long
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cocoa beans in hands
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It's time to take bold steps forward!

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There is no chocolate without cocoa. But looking at the social and productivity challenges of cocoa farmers in West Africa - the largest supplier of cocoa in the world - we have to be brutally honest and ask the question: Will we still have enough cocoa in 20 years to satisfy chocolate demand? Will there be chocolate forever? That's why we, Barry Callebaut, decided to confront these challenges head on and commit to four bold targets to make sure there is 'Forever Chocolate’. Let's have a closer look at today’s challenges in West Africa’s cocoa supply chain and how we think we can address them!
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Forever Chocolate
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“Forever Chocolate”: Barry Callebaut targets 100% sustainable chocolate by 2025

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Barry Callebaut aims to make sustainable chocolate the norm
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Antoine de Saint-Affrique speaking at One Young World summit in Ottawa/Canada 2016
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Learn, Leverage, Give back

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Our CEO, Antoine de Saint-Affrique, addressed 1,300 delegates at the recent One Young World 2016 Summit in Ottawa/Canada. Find following an abstract of his speech on the duty to step in for education, how companies can be a force for good, calling for action on company and personal levels.
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Barry Callebaut and Prova to launch joint project empowering vanilla farmers
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Barry Callebaut and Prova to launch joint project empowering vanilla farmers

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Introducing cocoa farming to Madagascar’s vanilla production region
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Cocoa farmer with seedlings
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Barry Callebaut, IFC, and the IDH partner to provide credit for ‘productivity packages’ to farmers and co-operatives

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Making cocoa farming more sustainable and profitable for farmers
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Barry Callebaut Group enhances efforts for signature  Cocoa Horizons sustainability programme in Ghana
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Barry Callebaut Group enhances efforts for signature Cocoa Horizons sustainability programme in Ghana

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Barry Callebaut announced the further expansion of its signature Cocoa Horizons sustainability programme in Ghana during a special event attended by local business, community and government leaders. The Cocoa Horizons programme will be implemented through its wholly owned subsidiary, Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Limited, which was acquired by Barry Callebaut in 2015.
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