Explore each of these programs and see which products we offer today that support sustainable cocoa.
The cocoa & chocolate industry faces severe challenges in the biggest cocoa producing region in the world: West Africa. Many cocoa farmers live in extreme poverty; there are an estimated 1.56 million children working on cocoa farms; changing rainfall patterns, due to climate change, negatively impact agricultural regions; and, decreasing yields have pushed farmers into protected forests, threatening biodiversity and environmental protection.
In these challenging conditions, farmers don’t want their children to follow in their footsteps - they see greater opportunity for them elsewhere.
At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to address these challenges and offer solutions to our customers to join the Forever Chocolate journey and make sustainable chocolate the norm.
Mission: To improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities through the promotion of sustainable, entrepreneurial farming, improved productivity, and community development, which protect nature and children.
Mission: to connect disadvantaged producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower producers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives.