Barry Callebaut Backs Efforts to Make Coconut More Sustainable

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Giant cocoa producer, Barry Callebaut, commits to including coconut a 100% sustainable ingredient by 2025, as it announces major investment in its cocoa processing capabilities in Abidjan, the reported last week.  As part of Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate commitment for 100% sustainable ingredients by 2025, the company has announced it is transferring some of the practices successfully adopted in its cocoa supply chain to establish a sustainable coconut and coconut oil value chain.  

Coconut oil is an important ingredient and is used in ice cream applications and confectionery fillings supplied by Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products.  Last month, the company and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Invest Asia, brought together buyers, processors and other actors actively involved in the coconut supply chain for a roundtable on Sustainable Coconut and Coconut Oil, which was attended by companies representing over 50% of the global coconut oil supply and included some of the largest buyers and processors in the sector.

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