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In 2016-17, according to the report, Barry Callebaut
Good Food Awards
sourced 36 percent of its cocoa from sustainable
The nation's leading food producers, grocers,
sources. This is an increase of 13 percent, compared
chefs, journalists and activists united in January in
to the previous ﬁscal year. In addition, the group
San Francisco to honor the 199 Good Food Award
sourced 30 percent of its non-cocoa ingredients from
winners of 2018. An annual awards ceremony now in
its eighth year, the Good Food Awards recognizes
American food and drink crafters who demonstrate
Barry Callebaut's Forever Chocolate progress report
a commitment to creating tasty, authentic and
was third-party veriﬁed by Denkstatt GmbH, in accor-
responsible products and in doing so, better the
dance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles.
nation's food system.
To empower farmers to increase productivity, Barry
The 2018 winners are not only commended for their
Callebaut had about 157,000 farmers involved in one
creativity but also for their sustainable produc-
of its sustainability programs on good agricultural
tion methods that showcase the highest social and
practices in 2016-17. Barry Callebaut developed a
environmental standards. These producers protect
Farm Services business that offers cocoa farmers
the land, continue to push the bounds of their craft,
products and services that improve their productivity.
and respect their peers, all the while redeﬁning the
These packages can be bought by cocoa famers on
breadth of the American table.
credit and include training on good farming practices, access to ﬁnancial services, access to improved
This year, the Good Food Awards distinguished
planting materials and access to farm inputs.
value-added food and beverage products in 15 categories (beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider,
In addition, Barry Callebaut started mapping 90,000
coffee, confections, elixirs, ﬁsh, honey, oils, pantry,
cocoa farmers in its supply chain, to understand
pickles, preserves, spirits). Notably, these foods and
where they are farming and to prevent the company
beverages collectively represent over $200 billion
from sourcing from farmers located in protected
of America's gross domestic product, a sum that is
forest areas. Barry Callebaut is creating for all its non-
larger than the cattle and pork industries combined.
cocoa ingredients a heat map of those agricultural
raw materials at risk of contributing to deforestation.
The 2018 winners come from 34 states and
The company is also updating its supplier code to
Washington, D.C, emerging to the top among 2,057
make sure all non-cocoa agricultural ingredients are
entries in a blind tasting with 277 judges held
deforestation-free by 2025.
in September. The highest scoring entries were
submitted to a rigorous vetting process to verify
To become carbon positive by 2025, Barry Callebaut
they met the sustainability and social responsibility
has developed a roadmap to a carbon-positive way
criteria to win a Good Food Award. Of the 199
of manufacturing, and pilots have been deﬁned for
winners selected from 280 ﬁnalists, 113 companies
solar and wind energy, focusing on Africa, the United
(57%) are ﬁrst-time winners.
States and Europe. Barry Callebaut is also looking at
three other main renewable energy sources: energy
For more information on the complete list of winners,
from waste, energy from water and renewable
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