Once the raw materials arrive at our factories, our fully committed employees do everything to produce the best premium chocolate products. Responsible behavior towards our employees, the environment, and the communities we live and work in is part of our corporate culture.
Lindt & Sprüngli premium products require high-quality materials, dedicated employees and respect for the environment. Lindt & Sprüngli is working continuously on reducing the use of valuable energy and water. Special attention is paid to the constant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through programs at production sites and by optimizing transport routes of ingredients and end products. To ensure that the company’s employees are guaranteed a safe working environment and are satisfied in their jobs, programs for health and safety, as well as regular employee surveys, build the basis for continuous improvement. Lindt & Sprüngli is engaged in many local initiatives and committed to responsible business conduct. Our Group Policies define our global requirements, while the different subsidiaries are responsible for the implementation of environmental measures or employee activities.
The Lindt & Sprüngli’s environmental policy includes the consideration of environmental impacts in investment decisions, the environmental improvement of packaging material, as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, waste volume and wastewater. To anchor environmental protection, each Lindt & Sprüngli group company is assigned one representative to manage environmental impacts. Internal environmental key figures measuring and reporting was introduced for all producing companies in 1999 and has been refined since. Lindt & Sprüngli has been able to continuously reduce the consumption of energy and water, as well as the output of CO2 per ton produced.
We believe that our biggest and most treasured capital is our employees. High performing, diverse and passionate employees are a key success factor for Lindt & Sprüngli.
Lindt & Sprüngli encourages, recognizes and rewards individual innovation, personal initiative and leadership throughout the organization. Respect for individuality, trust and fair play characterize our working relationships. Teamwork across all disciplines, business segments and regions is essential when creating a company whose employees foster each other’s mutual success. Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to ensuring that all members of management, supervisors and employees demonstrate a level of professionalism that reflects the company’s commitment to our core values anchored in the company’s Credo: quality, commitment and qualification, customer orientation, social responsibility and profitability. The principles outlined in the business code of conduct provide firm, uncompromising standards that all employees are expected to model in their dealings with associates, colleagues, customers, suppliers, and the general community. In order to guarantee adherence to our policies and continued improvement, employee issues are dealt with on top management level.
Lindt & Sprüngli positively contributes to local economic development in the areas where our premises are located. The principles of job creation, fair competition and anti-corruption are firmly anchored in our company culture. We are committed to the continued investment of substantial funds over the coming years into the manufacturing sites to prepare for higher growth and to create additional jobs.