The Lindt & Sprüngli
From Bean to Bar
Lindt & Sprüngli is one of the few chocolate manufacturers adopting a bean-to-bar approach, which allows us to oversee the entire production process – from the selection and sourcing of cocoa beans to the production of cocoa mass (also called cocoa liquor) and the finished product.
The Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program
High quality cocoa is the heart of our chocolate. That's why we developed our own sustainability program for cocoa. 100% of the cocoa beans in Lindt & Sprüngli's chocolate come from the Farming Program (excluding Russell Stover). In 2021, we have expanded the Program from cocoa beans to cocoa butter. In 2022, we also started sourcing cocoa powder through our Farming Program. Through the Program we aim to create decent and resilient livelihoods for cocoa farmers and their families and encourage more sustainable farming practices. To achieve this vision, our Program deploys measures to facilitate higher productivity, support diversification of household incomes, improve community infrastructure, reduce the risk of child labor, address deforestation and conserve biodiversity.
Our Cocoa Origins
Part of the Farming Program since 2008, currently with 78,198 farmers
Part of the Farming Program since 2014, currently with 9,146 farmers
Part of the Farming Program since 2015, currently with 2,274 farmers
Papua New Guinea
Part of the Farming Program since 2017, currently with 4,544 farmers
Part of the Farming Program since 2018, currently with 865 farmers
Part of the Farming Program since 2021, currently with 850 farmers
Part of the Farming Program since 2021, currently with 16,926 farmers
100% of our cocoa beans are traceable back to the farmers and externally verified. By 2025, all cocoa products (beans, butter, powder, and chocolate mass) are to be sourced through sustainability programs.
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