Lindt & Sprüngli Sustainability Memberships

Lindt & Sprüngli has numerous sustainability memberships, resulting in engagements with international organizations such as the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Earthworm Foundation, and the UN Global Compact.

Since 2005

World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)

Aim of the World Cocoa Foundation: Supporting cocoa farmers and their families worldwide with programs that raise farmer income, encourage responsible, sustainable cocoa farming and strengthen local communities.

Lindt & Sprüngli contributes through its membership in the WCF to improving living conditions of cocoa farmers, their families, and communities.

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Logo of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil with a palm tree
Since 2008

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Aim of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil: Promoting the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain.

Lindt & Sprüngli is a member of RSPO and thereby contributes to the increase of sustainable palm oil. The Group reports yearly on the progress made.

Dr. Rudolf K. Sprüngli (CH)

Since 2016

Earthworm Foundation (formerly known as "The Forest Trust")

Aim of the Earthworm Foundation: A non-profit organization working with global companies, NGOs and communities to transform supply chains for people and nature.

In 2015, Lindt & Sprüngli started working with Earthworm Foundation as external assessment partner and became an official member in June 2016. At least once a year, Earthworm Foundation visits and evaluates each of the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Programs for cocoa beans. Progress is regularly communicated on the Earthworm Foundation Transparency Hub.  

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UN Global Compact Logo with globe
Since 2009

UN Global Compact

Aim of the UN Global Compact: Aligning business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Lindt & Sprüngli is a member of the UN Global Compact. As such, Lindt & Sprüngli reports yearly on the progress made regarding the principles of the UN Global Compact.

Since 2007

Carbon Disclosure Project

Aim of the Carbon Disclosure Project: Requesting information on greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and the risks and opportunities from climate change on behalf of institutional investors.

Lindt & Sprüngli discloses information on greenhouse gas emissions to institutional investors and we benchmarks the results with peer companies.

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