Biodiversity and natural Ecosystems
Cocoa cultivation has a high risk of biodiversity loss. When it comes to preserving biodiversity and ecosystems, we therefore focus on stopping deforestation in cocoa growing areas. To address this challenge, we developed and published a No-Deforestation and Agroforestry Action Plan for all countries of origin. Promoting biodiversity (using ecologically sound cultivation methods) and cocoa diversity are key elements.
Lindt & Sprüngli has approved near and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi has verified Lindt & Sprüngli’s net-zero science-based target by 2050. The validated targets signify the Group’s contribution towards achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement, which aims to restrict the global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Further details on our targets can be found in our high-level Roadmap to net-zero.
Lindt & Sprüngli will report on its progress towards its targets in its annually published Sustainability Report, with the first progress report expected in the 2023 Sustainability Report.
More details about the methodology can be found in our Carbon Footprint Methodology document. Further details on our 2022 carbon footprint as well as the independent practitioner’s limited assurance report can be found in our latest Sustainability Report (2022, page 84).
Water and Waste
We consider water to be a valuable resource. Waste of raw materials, food, or packaging can have significant environmental impacts and cost. We continuously reduce our municipal water consumption and aim to develop an integrated water management roadmap by 2025. By constantly optimizing our processes, we aim to reduce our material waste during production.
We continuously and proactively challenge our entire packaging portfolio (consumer, transportation, and display packaging) and strive to reduce the amounts of packaging materials used, increase the recycled and sustainably certified content, and achieve recyclability or reusability.