- Lindt Cocoa Foundation:
The Lindt Cocoa Foundation was established in 2013 with the stated purpose of promoting social and environmental sustainability in the cultivation, production and processing of cocoa and other raw materials for chocolate production. The Lindt Cocoa Foundation complements the Lindt & Sprüngli Group's existing efforts to improve the living and working conditions of farmers in the countries of origin of the raw materials and co-finances certain elements within the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program. The projects ensure that raw materials are sourced in a way that works more effectively towards sustainable agricultural development.
- Living-Income Differential (LID):
At the beginning of July 2019, the governments of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana announced the introduction of a new pricing mechanism that provides for a price premium (differential) of 400 US dollars per ton of raw cocoa to benefit cocoa producers. This is to be paid in addition to the prevailing cocoa market price. This differential is intended to enable cocoa producers in both countries to obtain a better cocoa price.