Lindt & Sprüngli is recognised as a leader in the market for premium quality chocolate, offering a large selection of products in more than 120 countries around the world. During almost 175 years of Lindt & Sprüngli's existence, it has become known as one of the most innovative and creative companies making premium chocolate.
Today, quality chocolate products by Lindt & Sprüngli are made at 12 production sites in Europe and the USA. They are distributed by 26 subsidiary companies and branch offices, in more than 460 stores, and also via a comprehensive network of more than 100 independent distributors around the globe. With over 14,000 employees, the Lindt & Sprüngli Group reported sales worth CHF 4.3 billion in 2018.
Earthworm Foundation is supporting Lindt & Sprüngli through a transformation journey of its cocoa bean supply chain, especially in the countries they supply from, by:
Lindt & Sprüngli and TFT initiated a partnership for evaluating the Farming Program with 2 suppliers, in Ghana and Ecuador.
Lindt & Sprüngli became an Earthworm Foundation member; and expanded the scope of the work added suppliers in Ecuador and Madagascar.
Evaluating implementation of the Supplier Code of Conduct was added to the scope of Earthworm Foundation visits. Also in 2017, Lindt & Sprüngli began supporting a Rurality program in the Solomon Islands, through the Lindt Cocoa Foundation and in partnership with Florian AG.
Lindt & Sprüngli launched a Starling pilot in Ghana
Earthworm Foundation's work with Lindt & Sprüngli aims at meeting the three objectives listed above.
In order to consolidate the strong roots initiated via the Farming Program, we:
In order to accelerate transformation in the supply chain, we:
In order to spur innovation so that Lindt & Sprüngli can take a lead role the cocoa industry in implementation of No Deforestation commitments, we: