Cocoa Butter and other Cocoa Products
Cocoa butter is a crucial ingredient in chocolate production, with comparatively more cocoa butter than sugar used to produce premium chocolate. In accordance with our commitment to traceability for cocoa beans, we have also set a goal to purchase cocoa butter made from beans from sustainability programs. To accomplish this, we rely on a segregation approach, which means that all of the beans from sustainability programs are processed separately from conventional beans. Our goal is to have 100% of our cocoa butter sourced through sustainability programs by 2025.
The goals we have set for 2025 are an acknowledgement of our long-term commitment to sustainable cocoa. They underline our intention to improve the livelihoods of the farmers, their families, workers and the corresponding communities. Over the coming years, our approach will increasingly focus on environmental topics, in particular environmentally friendly agricultural practices, agroforestry and no-deforestation, as well as improved protection of water resources and water management. We have also planned to implement more innovative and targeted training approaches in our origin countries.