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 big advantage in this respect because we are one of the few chocolate companies that takes responsibility 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 central criterion of a sustainable and traceable cocoa bean supply chain - and we don't want to delegate this task. Therefore Lindt & Sprüngli has created its own sustainable procurement model: the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program.
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The Lindt Farming Program
|The Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program is introduced in Ghana, where 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 develops a verification process. Cocoa farmers are trained and progress is monitored at the same time.||The goal of a 100% traceable cocoa bean supply chain in Ghana was achieved. The price premium paid so far for sustainably sourced cocoa beans amounts to over USD 14 million.||Around 80,000 farmers participate in the Farming Program and benefit from the contents and initiatives for sustainable cocoa farming and environmentally friendly agriculture. |
Our goal: 100% traceable and externally verified global cocoa bean supply chain