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Barry Callebaut Reduces Carbon Footprint By 8.1% In FY 2019/20

Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has announced that it achieved an 8.1% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions to 7.8 million tonnes in its financial year 2019/20 from 8.5 million tonnes a year ago.

In this period, the company mapped the geographic and socio-economic data of 181,861 farms and trained 94,946 cocoa farmers on child labour awareness.

It also distributed more than 2.0 million cocoa seedlings and 1.6 million shade trees during the financial year.

'Sustainable Supply Chains'

CEO of Barry Callebaut Group, Antoine de Saint-Affrique, said, “If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic is underlining the importance of sustainable supply chains and the relevance of our Forever Chocolate ambition.

“We believe that challenging years like this one are the time when further scaling impact, developing new partnerships and executing innovative projects is even more critical. We simply did not pause on our sustainability ambition in COVID-19 times.”

Barry Callebaut added that it sourced 61% of its non-cocoa ingredients from sustainable resources in the financial year 2019/20.

Its global Gourmet brands, Callebaut, Cacao Barry, and Carma, successfully implemented a 100% sustainable cocoa supply chain.

© 2020 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Dayeeta Das. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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