Standard & Poor’s (@SPGlobal), one of the most important providers of #credit #ratings, just upgraded #BarryCallebaut to #InvestmentGrade BBB-, up from BB+ - two months after the upgrade to investment grade by Moody's (@MoodysInvSvc): https://t.co/8h0rEjXtVi
Did you know that at #BarryCallebaut #dairy products are a large contributor to our carbon emissions? Check out what we are doing to address this challenge to achieve our #ThrivingNature #sustainableingredients #ForeverChocolate targets by 2025: https://t.co/UzyRd5ARkK
How can we make #sustainable #chocolate the norm? We asked Antonie Foutain (@antonie), Managing Director, @voicenetworkeu. Check out his response in the video below. And: Stay tuned for the publication of our #ForeverChocolate Progress Report 2017/18 on December 6, 2018!
Greener Pastures for Dairy
As part of Forever Chocolate, we will source 100% sustainable ingredients in all our products by 2025. Achieving sustainable dairy products is a big challenge to us. In this video, we highlight the issues, challenges and perspectives for achieving sustainable dairy products by 2025.
What do poultry & vegetable #farming & clean #energy cookstoves have to do with #cocoa farming? See what #BarryCallebaut is doing in our pilot programs in #IvoryCoast, #Ghana, #Cameroon, #Indonesia & #Brazil to help professionalize farming: https://t.co/bI2eq3VXJE
Professionalizing cocoa farming: Barry Callebaut's pilot projects
Poultry and vegetable production, clean energy cookstoves and making cocoa farming more attractive to women are just some examples of the initiatives Barry Callebaut is undertaking in our pilot programs to help professionalize farming.
As part of Barry Callebaut's Forever Chocolate plan, we are implementing pilot programs in five origin countries to test innovative practices to help professionalize farming.
How can we make #sustainable #chocolate the norm? We asked Kate Robertson (@kateatoyw), Founder @OneYoungWorld. Check out her response in the video below. And: Stay tuned for the publication of our #ForeverChocolate Progress Report 2017/18 on December 6, 2018!
A great example of our #innovation capability is the launch of the 4th type of #chocolate, #ruby. It took barely 6 months after the formal launch in September 2017 for the 4th type of chocolate to conquer the world: LINK.
To learn how we can accelerate impact on the ground, we launched various pilot projects under our #ForeverChocolate umbrella. Goal is to test innovative, #sustainable #cocoa #farming approaches. Check out our results so far: LINK.
True leaders never stop #learning: Since it's creation, we have trained more than 3,500 employees in our #training and conference center in Marbach Castle, Germany. Read the full story in our this year's #AnnualReport: LINK.
Last May, we opened our 1st CHOCOLATE ACADEMY center on the #African continent. Check out how renowned #chefs & industry experts from around the world will share their passion, innovative ideas and expertise with local talents: LINK.
Based on good visibility on volume growth & healthy global demand, we're confident to achieve our mid-term guidance: 4-6% volume growth + EBIT growth on average above volume growth in local currencies. In the 1st half of this fiscal year we'll announce our new mid-term guidance.
Our long-term #strategy remains unchanged. We continue to execute our 4 pillar strategy through the lens of 'smart growth'. When it comes to the new year, we will keep driving SMART #growth in all its aspects: keep growing consistently, profitably and sustainably.
We will propose to the #AnnualGeneralMeeting a number of changes in the Board - Jim Donald will not stand for reelection: @sujachandra, Chief Information & Digital Officer of @KCCorp; Angela Wei Dong, GM Greater China @Nike; Markus Neuhaus, Chairman of the Board @PwC_Switzerland
We made significant progress in #sustainability: We have mapped >130,000 cocoa farms; we distributed 2.1 million #cocoa seedlings for replanting; 44% of both our #cocoa & other #chocolate ingredients come from #sustainable sources; 24% of our factories are on #renewable energy.
In terms of #innovation, we don't stop with #RubyChocolate: We are delivering to all key #market #trends : #Sugar Reduced, with @CadburyUK dairy milk, Vegan, with #Magnum #Vegan, #CleanLabels with #Bensdorp Dark natural. And there is more to come...
Our this year's #highlights: We continue to excel on #innovation w/ #RubyChocolate; continue to expand in specialties & decorations; acquired @INFORUMG; closed a deal w/ Burton's biscuit, opened our 1st #ChocolateAcademy in #Africa; organized the 4th @chocovision_org conference.
"I am delighted to announce a set of very strong results: Our sales volume grew significantly above the market and passed the 2 million mark for the 1st time. And we grew profitably: We saw significant improvement in EBIT and net profit." #AntoineDeSaintAffrique #CEO
20 years ago, #BarryCallebaut was listed on the Swiss stock exchange. Since then, our company has developed into the world's leading #chocolate & #cocoa company and the growth champion in the #food industry. Check out our financial performance for our fiscal year 2017/18 - we just published these numbers this morning: https://lnkd.in/dGVUfTB
This year, #BarryCallebaut celebrates 20 year of listing on the Swiss stock exchange. Today, we can celebrate w/ a set of strong results & a record breaking year. We can celebrate our sales volume to exceed for the 1st time 2 mio. tonnes! https://t.co/CfBRio01DN
We have over 30 R&D centers worldwide. Join us on a tour of our #compound & #chocolate R&D facility in Pennsauken NJ/U.S. - equipped with all we need to #CraftCreateCollaborate the #chocolate experiences of tomorrow together with you! Check it out here: https://t.co/FnJNPHDyNC
#Congratulations to Elias Läderach of Läderach Chocolatier Suisse for winning the #WorldChocolateMasters 2018 - he definitely has reached the Mount Olympus of #chocolate craftsmanship! #CacaoBarry #WorldChocolateMasters #Futropolis #SalonDuChocolat #Paris
How can we make #sustainable #chocolate the norm? We asked @RickScobey, President of the @WorldCocoa Foundation. Check out his response in the video below. And: Stay tuned for the publication of our #ForeverChocolate Progress Report 2017/18 on December 6, 2018!
#BTW there is plenty of #chocolate action going on currently in #Paris where we are looking for the new #WorldChocolateMaster 2018 - follow now the #live stream: access it via the website https://t.co/DuVhNRuPne or via #YouTube https://t.co/k5Q99edopR #wcmfutropolis #cacaobarry https://t.co/f6nbL6R0ia
By 2025, half the world’s population will live in megacities with 10 million inhabitants and over. How will these cities change the way we source, create and enjoy #chocolate? This is this year's theme of the 7th edition of the World Chocolate Masters, in short: #Futropolis!
As of today, the world's 20 upcoming top pastry chefs, representing as many nations, will go head to head in a 3-day battle. Only one will win the title of 'World Chocolate Master' coming Friday.
So do not miss the delicious stories, details and flavors of the World Chocolate Masters 2018, a proud initiative by our French Gourmet chocolate brand, Cacao Barry. Check out the World Chocolate Masters website and join the event via live stream: https://lnkd.in/dwdwx9i #wcmfutropolis
#Kudos to our Gourmet colleagues: #Congrats for launching the Chocolate Academy Online! You now have access to expert #chocolate education for chefs, by chefs, anytime, anywhere!! A perfect - #digital - complement to our network of 20 Chocolate Academy Centers worldwide.
#AmazingFact Humans and #chocolate have a long history. New research indicates that #cocoa was already part of Mayo-Chinchipe culture around 5,300 years ago – 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. https://t.co/ccGtTByBoI
#BTW Our #NorthAmerican Roadshow is underway again! Our experts are on the road to provide you with exclusive updates on #cocoa, #dairy & #sugar markets, as well as insights on our #sustainability initiatives and R&D innovations!
In 2016, we teamed up w/ our supplier #Prova to secure a sustainable #vanilla supply. In 2018, we received the first 100% traceable vanilla from Madagascan farms. Check out what we achieved together: https://buff.ly/2CE2LC9 #ForeverChocolate: On our way to make #sustainable #chocolate the norm by 2025!