Palm oil

For our plain chocolate, we use only pure cocoa butter as vegetable fat. Only for some fillings, palm and palm kernel oil is used among other vegetable fats. In the global context, our consumption of palm oil and palm kernel oil represents approximately 0.005% of the world harvest of more than 60 million tons.

Palm Oil Fruit-Lindt & Sprüngli

As a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), already in 2011 we purchased exclusively crude palm oil as well as palm kernel oil according to the RSPO book and claim trading system. In 2015, we reached certification of all production plants according to the RSPO segregation model, except for Ghirardelli and Russell Stover. Ghirardelli has already switched some products to the segregation model and received an RSPO mass balance certification for the remaining. Russell Stover will start using RSPO mass balance palm kernel oil during 2017. By sourcing through the RSPO segregation model, we ensure the traceability of palm oil and that 100% of the physical product we use originates from RSPO certified plantations. Please visit the Lindt & Sprüngli RSPO member page for more information.

To summarize, from 2016, all Lindt, Caffarel, Hofbauer and Küfferle products, and part of Ghirardelli products contained the RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil physically in their fillings. Our efforts in this area have paid off and we score highest in the WWF’s Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2016.