Discover our Sustainability ethos
High quality cocoa beans are the heart of our chocolates
We, at Lindt & Sprüngli, oversee every stage of the chocolate making process: from the selection of the cocoa beans to the production of the finished chocolate products. This means our chocolate is produced from 'bean to bar'. We understand that we can only make a meaningful impact on local conditions if we know where our cocoa beans come from, who grew them and how they are produced. That is why we developed our own sustainability program for cocoa in 2008 – the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program.
We pride ourselves on using cocoa beans from our Farming Program in our chocolates. After achieving our goal to source 100% of our cocoa beans through the Farming Program in 2020, we extended the Farming Program to include cocoa butter in 2021. In 2022, we were also able to purchase a small amount of cocoa powder through the Faming Program for the first time. These are major steps towards our target to source all of our cocoa products (beans, butter, powder, and chocolate mass) through sustainability programs by 2025.
We are committed
We are wide-reaching
We are devoted
Empowerment through education
Since 2008, Lindt & Sprüngli has built or refurbished a total of 43 schools benefiting approximately 6,700 children.
Clean and safe water access
Approximately 175,000 community members benefit from 321 drinking water systems and boreholes built and functioning since 2008.
Support for farmers and their families
1,017 passionate field staff work with cocoa farmers in the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program.