To obtain sustainable and high-quality cocoa, sugar, milk and nuts, Lindt & Sprüngli needs to know where the ingredients come from and who produces them. This ensures that our ingredients not only meet the highest quality standards, but also enables us to improve ethical and sustainability standards.
The majority of Lindt & Sprüngli’s ingredients are of pure natural origin. We go considerable lengths, to ensure the sustainability of these ingredients:
Tracing our ingredients back to their origin allows identifying the best ways of enabling local farmers and communities to improve their livelihoods.
- Consumer cocoa beans (Forastero) - Exclusively from Ghana.
- Flavor cocoa beans (Criollo / Trinitario) - From Latin America and the Caribbean, Madagascar and Papua New Guinea.
- Cocoa butter - Sourced from third party suppliers with beans from West Africa, Indonesia and Ecuador.
Close relationship with local suppliers. In Europe, sugar is mainly made from sugar beet, while in the USA it comes from both sugar beet and sugar cane.
Close relationship with local suppliers in Europe and the USA.
Hazelnuts from Italy and Turkey.
Premium quality almonds mainly from California.