Our journey towards 100% sustainable chocolate
Massimo, Barry Callebaut’s ambition under its Forever Chocolate plan is to source all of its ingredients sustainably. What are the key commodities we are talking about besides cocoa?
We source a wide range of ingredients, including dairy, palm oil, coconut oil, soy lecithin, vanilla, cane sugar, beet sugar and nuts for our chocolate products. The complexity of the sourcing of these ingredients is quite diverse as each of these raw materials has its own supply chain that can often vary across different geographical regions.
This means, we are dealing with individual ingredients which have individual supply chain challenges, so you can appreciate the complexity of the challenges we face. It is critical that for the sustainable sourcing of raw materials, establishing common industry standards on sustainability is key.
We have reached a milestone this year, sourcing over 50% of all our raw materials from sustainable sources.