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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. We are committed to purchaising sustainable palm oil according to the RSPO certification model.

Palm Oil Fruit-Lindt & Sprüngli

As a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), we have been purchasing exclusively crude palm oil and palm kernel oil according to the RSPO Book and Claim Trading System (new: RSPO PalmTrace) since as long as 2011. In 2015, we achieved certification of all production plants according to the RSPO segregation model, except for Russell Stover. Ghirardelli has already switched some products to the segregation model and achieved RSPO mass balance certification for the remaining products. Russell Stover started using RSPO mass balance palm kernel oil during 2017. Please visit the Lindt & Sprüngli RSPO member page for more information.

Lindt, Caffarel, Hofbauer and Küfferle use palm oil according to the RSPO segregation model for fillings containing palm oil. As this standard was not sufficiently available to suppliers in the USA in 2017, a small part of Lindt USA's demand (0.5% ot the total requirements for all Lindt products) had to be covered according to other RSPO certification models (Book & Claim and mass balance). Our efforts in this area paid off when we achieved the highest possible score according to the WWF’s Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2016.