The Sustainability Committee of the Board consists of three members of the Board of Directors. The Sustainability Committee supports the Board of Directors in setting the strategic direction for the activities of the company, whilst aiming for comprehensive sustainable management. Furthermore, it is responsible for the development and adaption of all globally valid corporate policies in this area, and monitors compliance with legal aspects. The committee has advisory as well as preparatory competences and meets as often as business requires, at least once a year.
The Group Management and the Extended Group Management ensure the implementation of the strategic decisions taken in the Sustainability Committee of the Board. A dedicated Sustainability Manager coordinates all sustainability activities within Lindt & Sprüngli and supports the Sustainability Executive Team, comprising Human Resources, Marketing, Legal, Quality, Research & Development/Quality Assurance, Operations as well as Corporate Communications departments, in reaching their sustainability targets and implementing activities.
The Sustainability Executive Team meets every 2-3 months and also reaches out to Lindt & Sprüngli subsidiaries, to ensure implementation in line with guidelines from Lindt & Sprüngli International. Each Lindt & Sprüngli group company has one representative to ensure communication channels between the Group and the subsidiaries. In addition, each subsidiary has appointed one responsible for health & safety and one for environmental management.