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Lindt & Sprüngli

The traditional Swiss company with its roots in Zurich is one of the largest cocoa and confectionary manufacturers in the premium chocolate sector. Today, Lindt & Sprüngli produces chocolates at its 11 factories in Europe and the USA. Its products are sold by 29 subsidiaries and regional offices, in around 500 of its own shops as well as via a network of more than 100 independent distributors around the globe. With more than 13,500 employees, the Lindt & Sprüngli Group reported sales of CHF 4.02 billion in 2020.

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Governance and strategy

#1 6.7 /10 #36


#1 8.2 /30 #124


#1 5.0 /30 #105

Social inclusion

#1 5.7 /30 #159
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Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #41
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #77

Segment ranking summary

Lindt & Sprüngli ranks 41st in the agricultural products and commodities and 77th amongst food and beverage processors. Lindt & Sprüngli’s best performance relative it its peers is in governance and strategy, where it ranks in the top 15 among agricultural products and commodities and top 30 amongst processors, demonstrating good disclosure on its sustainable development strategy and governance framework. However, the company is currently lagging in nutrition, where it does not disclose quantitative data or targets to support its efforts on promoting healthy foods or adherence to food safety certification schemes. Similarly, in environment, the company could improve its performance by disclosing targets towards promoting sustainable sourcing practices which address topics such as soil health or animal welfare. Moreover, the company lacks sufficient reporting on material issues, including child and forced labour, or the health and safety of vulnerable groups, areas its higher ranking peers have already addressed in their reporting.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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Kilchberg, Switzerland
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