Biodiversity and Ecosystems
When it comes to preserving biodiversity and ecosystems, we focus on stopping deforestation in cocoa growing areas. To address this challenge, we have developed and published a No-Deforestation and Agroforestry Action Plan for all countries of origin. In addition, promoting biodiversity using ecologically sound cultivation methods and promot-ing cocoa diversity are key elements.
CO2 and Climate
Building on existing efforts to reduce energy consumption and emissions in our production processes, we aim to reduce our total emissions footprint across our global operations and value chain in line with climate science. This is an important contribution to curb climate change, which we recognize as a threat to our environment.
We consider water to be a valuable resource, and – as one of our direct measures – we are continuously reducing our con-sumption of water from municipal water supplies. We also aim to develop an integrated water management roadmap.
Waste and Recycling
We are reducing our material waste during production by optimizing our processes on an ongoing basis. Further-more, we continuously and proactively challenge our entire packaging portfolio (consumer, transportation, and display packaging) and strive to reduce packaging materials used, increase recycled and sustainably certified content, and achieve full recyclability or reusability.