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Our Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program

High quality cocoa is at the heart of our chocolate. It is our most important raw material, and we are committed to sourcing it responsibly. That's why we developed our own sustainability program for cocoa, the Lindt and Sprüngli Farming Program. Through the Farming Program, we aim to contribute to creating decent and resilient livelihoods for cocoa farmers and their families and to encourage more sustainable farming practices. 




High quality cocoa is at the heart of our chocolate


We, at Lindt & Sprüngli, produce our own cocoa mass, which is a key ingredient for chocolate production. This allows us to oversee the entire production process: from the selection and sourcing of cocoa beans to the cocoa mass (also called cocoa liquor) and the finished product. This means our chocolate is produced from 'bean to bar'. 


Since 2020, we have been sourcing 100% of our cocoa beans through our Farming Program (excluding Russell Stover). We extended the Farming Program to include cocoa butter in 2021 and cocoa powder in 2022. Our aim is to source 100% of cocoa products which includes beans, butter, powder, and chocolate mass through the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program or other sustainability programs by 2025. 

Our Farming Program in detail

The Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program consists of four pillars
Pillar 1 - Tracing our beans
Pillar 2 - Training the farmers
Pillar 3 - Investments for farmers and communities
Pillar 4 - Independently verifying our program 
Visit our Farming Program website to learn more about the steps we are taking to support cocoa farmers, their families, and communities.

Children receiving an education.

Empowerment Through Education

Since 2008, Lindt & Sprüngli has built or renovated a total of 43 schools benefiting approximately 6,700

Clean and Safe Water Access

Approximately 175,000 community members benefit from 321 drinking water systems and boreholes built and functioning since 2008.

Support for Farmers and Their Families

1,017 passionate field staff work with cocoa farmers in the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program.

Clean and safe water access

Empowerment through education

Support for farmers and their families

Protecting the planet

Responsibly Sourced Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are a key ingredient in some of our chocolate products. Learn how we ensure that our hazelnuts are sourced through sustainability programs.

RSPO Certified Palm Oil

We understand the impact that the uncontrolled cultivation of palm oil can have on rainforests and biodiversity. That is why we monitor its use in our products and are committed to only purchasing sustainable RSPO certified palm oil.

Recyclable Packaging

We are trying to strike a balance between visually appealing packaging and quality aspects associated with product protection. We proactively challenge our entire packaging portfolio and endeavor to reduce the amount of packaging materials used, increase the recycled and sustainably certified content, and achieve recyclability. We try to reduce packaging materials and increase the use of recyclable materials.

Emissions Reduction

With our commitment to science-based targets, we bring our ambitions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.