Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has launched “Forever Chocolate,” a comprehensive sustainability strategy with four main goals that address the key sustainability challenges in the chocolate supply chain, namely to:

- Eradicate child labour from the supply chain

- Lift more than 500,000 cocoa farmers out of poverty

- Become carbon- and forest-positive

- Source 100 percent sustainable ingredients in all products The company aims to address structural issues that perpetuate poverty in cocoa-producing countries, including low productivity on cocoa farms as a result of poor agricultural practices, nutrient-depleted soil, and aging cocoa trees.

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