High-quality cocoa beans are the heart of our chocolates. We therefore want to know where the beans come from and under what conditions they are grown and harvested locally. Lindt & Sprüngli has a major advantage in this respect because we are one of the few chocolate companies that is responsible for every single step of the production chain itself, from the careful selection of the best cocoa beans to the finished product. This is a key criterion of a sustainable and traceable cocoa bean supply chain - and we do not want to delegate this task. Therefore Lindt & Sprüngli has launched its own sustainable sourcing model: the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program.
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The Lindt-Farming Program
|The Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program is introduced in Ghana. We pay a price premium for each ton of cocoa beans to ensure traceability and support the development of village communities.||The Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program is developing a verification process. Cocoa farmers are trained while progress is monitored.||The goal of a 100% traceable cocoa bean supply chain in Ghana has been achieved. The amount of price premium paid to date for sustainably sourced cocoa beans is over 14 million US dollars.||Around 80,000 farmers participate in the Farming Program and benefit from the content and initiatives for sustainable cocoa farming and environmentally friendly agriculture. |
Our goal: 100% traceable and externally verified global cocoa bean supply chain