Barry Callebaut has announced a new strategy aimed at furthering its diversity and inclusion in the business. In a statement on the company website, Barry Callebaut states:
Barry Callebaut is a growth company and we intend to keep growing: in new geographies, new segments of the market, with new expertise, new products, new customers. We can only grow sustainably as a company if we grow as individuals and as teams, if we are 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 our people strategy, and this is why Diversity & Inclusion matters to us:
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, summarised in one sentence: #one BC – Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.
On this basis, we have developed a focused, ambitious, measurable and time-bound D&I Strategy.
By 2025, we aim 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
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group said: “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.