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Sustainability Governance Documents

As a leading international chocolate producer, Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to conducting its business in an ethical and socially responsible manner. Our sustainability governance reflects our commitment and progress. To learn more, download the publications regarding the Lindt & Sprüngli sustainability governance.

Sustainability Policies

The significance Lindt & Sprüngli attaches to responsible corporate behavior is reflected in different group policies, which define the way Lindt & Sprüngli is doing business.

While local language translations may be made, the original English version will remain the only official version.

Credo

Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to the core values anchored in the company’s Credo: quality, commitment and qualification, customer orientation, social responsibility, and profitability. These principles are key drivers of success for Lindt & Sprüngli. All company policies reflect the content of the Credo.

Credo

Health and Safety Policy

Lindt & Sprüngli has established clear health and safety guidelines to ensure the wellbeing of the company’s employees worldwide.

Health & Safety Policy

Business Code of Conduct

Lindt & Sprüngli has defined globally binding principles and guidelines that require all employees and managers to behave in an ethically, legally, and socially responsible manner. These principles and guidelines govern internal co-operation as well as behavior towards customers and external business partners

Business Code of Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct and Compliance Declaration

Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to conducting its business in an ethical, law-abiding manner. Lindt & Sprüngli expects similar principled conduct of everyone with whom it has commercial dealings. Further, Lindt & Sprüngli strives to continuously improve the sustainability of its operations and products, and encourages its suppliers to participate by adopting sustainable practices in their operations. 

Supplier Code of Conduct and Compliance Declaration (English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Chinese)

Environmental Policy

Environmental protection is a fundamental aspect of Lindt & Sprüngli’s business processes. Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to integrating environmental considerations into all its business activities. The Environmental Policy is an integral part of Lindt & Sprüngli’s commitment to sustainability.

Environmental Policy

Responsible Marketing Policy

At Lindt & Sprüngli, we are proud to produce premium chocolate. However, our vision is not just to make the finest products; it is to match our high quality standards with equally high ethical standards in every aspect of our business. We have therefore established a responsible marketing policy that reflects these values and principles. Our organization is committed to responsible marketing communications, specifically towards: 1) advertising to children 2) encouraging responsible consumption, and 3) nutritional transparency.

Responsible Marketing Policy (English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Chinese)

Human Rights Policy

Conducting business in an ethical, legal, and environmentally and socially responsible manner is an integral part of Lindt & Sprüngli’s Guiding Principles. Therefore, with our Human Rights Policy, we implemented a due diligence process aimed at preventing, mitigating, or ceasing adverse human rights and environmental impacts throughout the organization and our supply chain.

Human Rights Policy (English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Chinese)

Speak Up Policy

At Lindt & Sprüngli, we encourage persons to speak up in the instance of non-compliances with our Codes, policies, laws and regulations. The Lindt & Sprüngli Speak Up Policy provides key information on how and when to speak up. The Policy, together with our dedicated Speak Up Line information page, provide additional, detailed information. 

Lindt & Sprüngli Speak Up Policy (English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Chinese)

Deforestation Policy

Lindt & Sprüngli recognizes its role and responsibility in addressing commodity led deforestation in the landscapes we source from. Through our Deforestation Policy we set out Lindt & Sprüngli’s aspiration and approach in addressing deforestation in supply chains.

Lindt & Sprüngli Deforestation Policy (English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Chinese)

Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program

KIT Impact Evaluation Ghana

After ten years of implementation of the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program in Ghana, in 2019 the company commissioned the KIT Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to conduct an impact evaluation of the Program to measure the achievements made and indicate the necessary improvements in order to accelerate reaching the desired impact for farmers, their communities, and the environment.

KIT Impact Evaluation Ghana Executive Summary
Lindt & Sprüngli Feedback on the KIT Evaluation Ghana

Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program: Theory of Change

The Theory of Change describes the rationale of change the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program would like to achieve. It links the interventions (inputs) of the Program to the aimed outputs, outcomes, and the long-term impact the Program wants to achieve.

Theory of Change

Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program: Verification Guidance

The Verification Guidance document sets the foundation for the verification in the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program. Further, the document contains the minimum requirements the farmers should be able to fulfill after having attended all the training modules.

Verification Guidance

Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program: External Assessments Methodology of Earthworm Foundation

The External Assessments Methodology for the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program explains the standard procedure for external assessments conducted by the Earthworm Foundation (formerly the Forest Trust) in order to consistently compare achievements and progress in the implementation of the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program across countries, suppliers, and years. It also aims to increase transparency regarding the methodology applied during the assessment.

External Assessments Methodology of Earthworm Foundation

Learn More About:

The Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program

Discover more about our Farming Program.

Sustainability Reports

Download our Sustainability Reports.