Barry Callebaut is launching a new diversity and inclusion strategy called #oneBC with benchmarks in place for 2025.

The chocolate company said it hopes to be able to attract and retain talents from all quarters of society and the world, and to nurture an inclusive environment where diversity can flourish. And the new #oneBC effort will be a focused, ambitious, measurable, and time-bound strategy. 

By 2025, Barry Callebaut aims to achieve: 

More progress in gender balance at senior level including:

  • 40 percent women at director level
  • 30 percent women at director level in sales

More diversification in the origin of our talent at senior level, including:

  • 50 percent 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,” said Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group. “We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone is given the opportunity to learn, grow and fulfill their potential.”

Each year the chocolate supplier will report on its progress in the Group’s Annual Report. 

“Like Forever Chocolate, Diversity & Inclusion is about growth: growth of our talents, growth of our attractiveness, growth of our company,” said Isabelle Esser, chief human resources officer of the Barry Callebaut Group. “We have to commit to time-bound targets focusing on a few business critical challenges. What you measure, you improve!”