Callebaut publishes GRI report23 Dec 2014
Barry Callebaut has announced the publication of its GRI report 2013/14. The company says that the report details its performance in a transparent manner and across its most important sustainability topics, focusing on the indicators of relevance to the company’s stakeholders. On social aspects, the company’s achievements in 2013/14 include the training of 99,000 cocoa […]
Barry Callebaut has announced the publication of its GRI report 2013/14. The company says that the report details its performance in a transparent manner and across its most important sustainability topics, focusing on the indicators of relevance to the company’s stakeholders.
On social aspects, the company’s achievements in 2013/14 include the training of 99,000 cocoa farmers, the sourcing of 84,000 tonnes of sustainable cocoa beans from its own sustainability programs and the participation of 73,600 people in the company’s community development activities. These are described in more detail in the separate, externally validated Cocoa Sustainability Report.
Following the integration of the cocoa business acquired in 2013, the environmental footprint of the company increased, with energy use, water use and waste generation higher by 7%, 3% and 2% respectively. At the same time, the energy, water and waste efficiencies (amount per tonne of activity) improved by 0.4%, 4% and 5% respectively.
Under its commitment to promote employee development, the company opened a new management training centre in Singapore, expanded the number of training courses offered and increased employee participation by 10%.
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