Lindt & Sprüngli
Lindt & Sprüngli has been enchanting the world with chocolate for over 175 years. The traditional Swiss company with its roots in Zurich is a global leader in the premium chocolate sector. Today, Lindt & Sprüngli produces quality chocolates at its 11 factories in Europe and the USA. Our products are sold by 31 subsidiaries and regional offices, in around 500 of its own shops, as well as via a network of more than 100 independent distributors around the globe.
High-quality cocoa beans are the heart of our chocolates. We, at Lindt & Sprüngli, take on responsibility from the selection of the cocoa beans to the production of the finished chocolate products – from “bean to bar”. That’s why we initiated in 2008 our own sustainability program: the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program. The goal of the Program is to create decent and resilient livelihoods for today’s and future cocoa farmers, their families and communities.
Access to quality education for all children is at the heart of a holistic child protection concept. Through the CLEF initiative, public and private stakeholders jointly invest into the education system in Ivory Coast to collaboratively contribute to creating a better future for the children of cocoa farmers and with the aim to prevent child labor at the landscape level. We are proud to be part of this partnership, which perfectly complements our existing efforts to protect children’s rights within the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program, our responsible sourcing program for cocoa.Martin Hug, Member of Group Management, Lindt & Sprüngli