After many years of awareness and work, Cacao Barry has achieved a milestone in its history: all the beans for its chocolates and cocoa-based products (baking sticks, gianduja, drops …) are made with sustainably sourced cocoa beans. The brand thus reinforces its commitment to sustainability and to an agriculture that respects the environment and producers to ensure future diversity and the availability of quality cocoa.
Among many other actions in this line, the company supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in order to improve the lives of farmers, eradicate child labor, and have a positive impact on deforestation and the carbon footprint before 2025. In five years, thanks to the actions implemented, 72,500 tons of CO2 sequestered, 64,920 farmers have been lifted out of poverty, and 87% of children aged between 5 and 17 are now in school.
“Being able to offer 100% of our chocolates from sustainably sourced cacao is an important achievement and milestone to step up the protection of the cacao fruit biodiversity, its environment and significantly improve the quality of life of the people that care for it and build their life farming it. Working with Cocoa Horizons primarily focused on the Western African region signals that we do not turn our back to the most complex and important cacao region. We face it head on and work with more than 500,000 farmers locally to reforest and bring real solutions to air quality, aiming to be deforestation free and carbon positive by 2025. With the support of chefs, together we continue this crucial journey to protect the world of cacao as to let Nature thrive ”, assures Ramon Morató, Cacao Barry Creative Director.