Because we love chocolate...

... we care about that there is enough cocoa - for today and tomorrow. We engage in origin countries since decades to keep cocoa farming an attractive business and a decent source of income for farmers. For us, it's about contributing to a sustainable cocoa supply chain today, for the chocolate of tomorrow.

«The acquisition of Petra Foods’ cocoa business is right at the core of our strategy. The two companies are highly complementary. We are both family companies. This gives us some strong common values.»

Andreas Jacobs
Chairman

«Our volume growth across all Regions and Product Groups was remarkable. I am also very pleased with our product margin improvement.»

Juergen Steinemann
CEO
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Andreas Jacobs
Andreas Jacobs
Chairman
 
Andreas Schmid
Andreas Schmid
Vice Chairman
 
Fernando Aguirre
Fernando Aguirre
 
Jakob Baer
Jakob Baer
Chairman of Audit, Finance,
Risk, Quality & Compliance
Committee
 
Jim Donald
Jim Donald
Chairman of Nomination & Compensation Committee
 
Markus Fiechter
Markus Fiechter
 
Nicolas Jacobs
Nicolas Jacobs
 
Timothy E. Minges
Timothy E. Minges
 
Ajai Puri
Ajai Puri
 
Steven Retzlaff
President Global Sourcing
& Cocoa
David S. Johnson
CEO and President
Americas
Victor Balli
CFO
Juergen Steinemann
CEO
Peter Boone
Chief Innovation &
Quality Officer
Dirk Poelman
Chief Operations Officer
Massimo Garavaglia
President Western Europe
 

«We made good progress on profitability, especially with improved product margins.»

Victor Balli
CFO
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Region Europe

Substantial volume growth translates into strong EBIT performance

Region Europe achieved substantial top and bottom line growth. Food Manufacturers posted above average volume growth, driven by strategic partnerships and market share gains. The Gourmet business delivered an extraordinary performance. Product margins improved across all businesses.
Region Europe

Region America

Remarkable performance continues

Region Americas showed another excellent result, posting broad-based, double-digit, top and bottom line growth. This was fuelled in particular by strategic partnerships and a sound Gourmet business performance. Operating profit (EBIT) followed volume growth thanks to improved product margins across all busi­nesses.
Region America

Region Asia-Pacific

Investment in future growth

Capacity constraints did not allow us to exploit the growth potential of the market in Region Asia-Pacific, particularly in the second half of the year. Operating profit (EBIT) was negatively impacted by a higher cost base as a result of ongoing expansion.
Region Asia-Pacific

Global Sourcing & Cocoa

Significant expansion, assuming leadership

Global Sourcing & Cocoa significantly expanded its sales volume, mostly driven by the integration of the cocoa business from Petra Foods. Operating profit (EBIT) was affected by the impact of the combined cocoa ratio as well as the expected losses from the recently acquired business.
Global Sourcing & Cocoa

Our Strategy

Barry Callebaut is one of the fastest growing companies in the food sector. Our ambitious growth strategy is based on four pillars: Expansion - with the three drivers, geographic expansion, outsourcing & strategic partnership agreements, and the Gourmet business - Innovation, Cost Leadership and Sustainable Cocoa.

Our Vision

The heart and engine of the chocolate and cocoa industry.

Global Sourcing & Cocoa

Expansion

This year’s acquisition of Petra Foods’ cocoa business is a milestone in the history of Barry Callebaut. It added around 1,700 new colleagues and 7 factories to our Group, making us the leading chocolate and cocoa company.

Innovation

The EU Commission approved Barry Callebaut’s health claim that cocoa flavanols support healthy blood circulation in the human body - the first such claim in the cocoa and chocolate industry.

Cost Leadership

We strive for cost leadership while growing at a high pace. Barry Callebaut has constantly reduced its manufacturing costs per tonne of activity by 2% p.a. over the last few years. This year, costs decreased by 2.6%.

Sustainable Cocoa

Through our “Cocoa Horizons” sustainability initiative, we aim to bring our farmer engagement programs to the next level. This year we trained around 110,000 cocoa farmers in sustainable practices to increase yield and quality.

Barry Callebaut aims to take a leadership role in sustainability. Our sustainability strategy focuses on three spheres: Cocoa, Environment, Employees.

Our sustainability initiative, Cocoa Horizons, helps cocoa farmers to boost crop yields and quality in order to improve incomes and livelihoods. In addition, we train cocoa farmers in good agricultural practices.

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We are committed to protecting the environment and reducing our carbon emissions. In some of our cocoa factories, we use the biomass from empty cocoa bean shells to generate the heat needed for roasting.

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While we want to attract talent from outside to gain new ideas, we are also developing more of our future leaders from within to help our company grow. Our Graduate Trainee program is a springboard for promising careers.

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