#one BC – Diverse People, Sustainable Growth: Barry Callebaut launches Diversity & Inclusion strategy

#one BC – Diverse People, Sustainable Growth: Barry Callebaut launches Diversity & Inclusion strategy

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 21-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s largest cocoa processors and chocolate manufacturers Barry Callebaut announces the launch of its Diversity & Inclusion strategy as part of its intention to keep growing in new geographies, new segments of the market, with new expertise, new products, new customers. The company understands that sustainable growth can only be achieved if they grow as individuals and as teams, to be able to attract talents wherever they are and create an environment where they feel they belong and can develop their full potential.

This is what is at the heart of Barry Callebaut’s people strategy, and this is why Diversity & Inclusion matters to the company:

To be able to attract and retain talents from all quarters of society and the world, united by our values, and to nurture an inclusive environment where this diversity can flourish. Or, summarized in one sentence:  #one BC – Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

On this basis, Barry Callebaut developed a focused, ambitious, measurable and time-bound D&I Strategy.

By 2025, Barry Callebaut aims to achieve:

  • More progress in gender balance at senior level
    – 40% women at Director level
    – 30% women at Director level in Sales
  • More diversification in the origin of our talent at senior level
    – 50% local talent at Director level in countries of origin and emerging markets

“With a business spanning from farm services to chefs pâtissiers and master chocolatiers, and from the large cities of the world to the small cocoa farms in rural areas, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone is given the opportunity to learn, grow and fulfill their potential,” said Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group.

Each year the Barry Callebaut will report on progress made against these targets in the Group’s Annual Report.

“We are a purpose-led company, driven by our love for cocoa and chocolate, our passion for growth and our commitment to sustainability. Like Forever Chocolate, Diversity & Inclusion is about growth: growth of our talents, growth of our attractiveness, growth of our company. We have to commit to time-bound targets focusing on a few business critical challenges. What you measure, you improve!” added Isabelle Esser, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Barry Callebaut Group.

Media contacts:

Hui Ern Ng

Gaby Tschofen
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
(+41) 432 04 04 60

Frank Keidel
Head of Media Relations
+41 76 399 69 06​

SOURCE: Barry Callebaut


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