As a leading international chocolate producer, Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to conducting its business in an ethical and socially responsible manner. Our policies and sustainability reports reflect our commitment and our progress.

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Sustainability Reports

We report on a yearly basis about the progress we are making with regards to corporate sustainability.

Sustainability Brochures

To inform our customers, we have developed sustainability brochures that inform interested parties in a short overview on our activities.

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.


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.

Health & Safety Policy

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

Business Code of Conduct

Lindt & Sprüngli has set out 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 cooperation as well as behavior towards customers and external business partners. 


Supplier Code of Conduct

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. 

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. 

Further Documents

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.


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.


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.


Lindt & Sprüngli No-Deforestation & Agroforestry Action Plan

As part of our participation in the Cocoa & Forests Initiative and our commitment to a deforestation free cocoa supply chain by 2025, the No-Deforestation & Agroforestry Action Plan explains our approach and activities.