Our Farming Program - Sustainable Cocoa Farming

Our sustainable sourcing model enables us to trace our cocoa beans back to their origin and support farmers and their communities on the ground according to their specific needs.

 

 

 

High-quality cocoa beans are the heart of our chocolate.

 

High-quality cocoa beans are the heart of our chocolate. At Lindt & Sprüngli, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, from selecting the cocoa beans to the packaging of our finished chocolate products. It's a commitment from "bean to bar". We can only make a real impact on local conditions if we know where the cocoa beans are coming from, who grew them and how they were produced. That's why we developed our own sustainable sourcing model for cocoa beans – the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program.

 

We pride ourselves on using cocoa beans from our Farming Program in all of our chocolate products.

Our Farming Program in Detail

Read more about the steps we’re taking to improve the lives of our farmers, their communities and the environment.

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Children receiving an education.

Empowerment Through Education

Since 2008, Lindt & Sprüngli have refurbished 29 schools in Ghana.

Clean and Safe Water Access

Since 2008, the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program has funded more than 210 boreholes in Ghana.

Support for Farmers and Their Families

About 400 passionate field trainers work with the cocoa farmers in the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program.

Clean and safe water access

Empowerment through education

Support for farmers and their families

Protecting the planet

Sustainably Sourced Hazelnuts

Whole unprocessed hazelnuts are a key ingredient in a lot of our chocolate products. We source the majority of them from the Black Sea region of Turkey. Learn how we are working to ensure that they are sourced through our sustainability program.

RSPO-Certified Palm Oil

We understand the impact uncontrolled cultivation of palm oil can have on rainforests and biodiversity. That is why we are constantly monitoring its use in our products and are committed to only purchasing sustainable, RSPO certified palm oil.

Recyclable Packaging

We are trying to strike a balance between visually appealing packaging and quality aspects associated with product protection. We also reduce packaging sizes and use recyclable materials wherever possible.

CO2 Reduction

Energy is expended in every step of chocolate production, including heating, cooling, and transport. Greenhouse gas emissions can result from all these processes. To combat this, we are focusing on improving energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of our chocolate.