Sugar, being a key ingredient in chocolate, plays an important role in our Forever Chocolate sustainability journey towards 100% sustainable ingredients in our products.
Bonsucro (bonsucro.com) is a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together industry representatives and NGOs to work on a sustainable cane sugar value chain. Sugarcane is grown in over 100 countries around the world, presenting a diverse set of sustainability challenges. These include concerns around human and labor rights, environmental challenges such as soil erosion and water scarcity, as well as developing ways to include smallholders in the conversation. Becoming a member in Bonsucro will help us to drive sustainable solutions for cane-growing communities and ecosystems, expand our understanding of the challenges within the sugarcane sector, and will bring us to the forefront of promoting positive change. This is also another important step on our Forever Chocolate journey towards 100% sustainable ingredients in our products by 2025.
«We recognize the value a pre-competitive platform can bring, creating more effective and impactful change within sugarcane. We look forward to working with peers, customers, suppliers and other Bonsucro members to drive sustainability in this sector. »
Steve Woolley, Vice President Sourcing, Americas
About Barry Callebaut Group
With annual sales of about CHF 6.7 billion (EUR 6.1 billion / USD 6.8 billion) in fiscal year 2015/16, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of close to 10,000 people.
The Barry Callebaut Group (barry-callebaut.com) serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The two global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®.