Lindt & Sprüngli’s memberships in principal associations involving sustainability are listed below.

World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)

The WCF supports cocoa farmers and their families worldwide. WCF programmes raise farmer incomes, encourage responsible, sustainable cocoa farming and strengthen local communities.

To learn more about WCF, please visit www.worldcocoafoundation.org and read about the African Cocoa Initiative here.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

RSPO carries out its activities in and around the entire supply chain for palm oil to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through cooperation within the supply chain.

To learn more about RSPO, please visit www.rspo.org

UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact seeks to align business operations and strategies everywhere with ten universally accepted principles in the areas human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Lindt & Sprüngli issues - in line with the membership commitment - an annual Communication on Progress, a public disclosure on progress made in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. Download the full report here (1MB)

To learn more about UN Global Compact, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org


CAOBISCO is the Association of chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of the European Union.

To learn more about CAOBISCO, please visit www.caobisco.com


Furthermore, Lindt & Sprüngli is a member of the following main local organisations:


CHOCOSUISSE represents the interests of the Swiss Chocolate Industry in dealings with public bodies, leading business organizations, trade unions and the public.

To learn more about CHOCOSUISSE, please visit www.chocosuisse.ch


Öbu promotes the ongoing development of the Swiss economy according to sustainable principles.

To learn more about Öbu, please visit www.oebu.ch

Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI)

BDSI represents the economic interests of largely medium-sized businesses within the German confectionery industry.

To learn more about BDSI, please visit www.bdsi.de

Foundation of the German Cocoa and Chocolate Industry

The Foundation pursues the objective of supporting research and training projects, which involve the cocoa beans and the chocolate products manufactured from them.

To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.kakao-stiftung.de

AIDEPI (Associazione delle Industrie del Dolce e della Pasta Italiana)

AIDEPI represents and safeguards the Italian industries producing confectionery, chocolate and other cocoa-based products, biscuits and bakery products, ice-creams, desserts and industrial pastries.

To learn more about AIDEPI, please visit www.dolceitalia.net

Istituto Italiano Imballaggio

The Istituto Italiano Imballagio is a non-profit organization providing an information source, training, education and sharing between producers and purchasers of packaging materials.

To learn more about the Istituto Italiano Imballaggio, please visit www.istitutoimballaggio.it


National Packaging Consortium (CONAI)

CONAI is a private Italian consortium of firms working towards the recovery and recycling of packaging issued for consumption on national territory. CONAI safeguards the environment by embracing the entire packaging lifecycle, from production to end-of-life management.

To learn more about CONAI, please visit www.conai.org


Alliance 7 represents the interest of the French Chocolate Industry in dealings with public bodies, leading business organizations, trade unions and the public.

To learn more about ALLIANCE 7, please visit www.alliance7.com

Spanish Chocolate Manufacturers Association (PRODULCE)

PRODULCE represents the interests of the Spanish Chocolate Industry in dealings with public bodies, leading business organisations and the public.

To learn more about PRODULCE , please visit www.produlce.com


National Confectioners Association (NCA)

NCA supports the industry growth by advancing and promoting the interests of the US confectionery industry and its consumers.

To learn more about NCA, please visit www.candyusa.com

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Confectioner’s Association (PMCA)

PMCA is aninternational non-profit association of confectionery manufacturers and companies in related industry and its consumers

To learn more about PMCA, please visit www.pmca.com


Australian Industry Group (AI)

AI represents members from all sectors of the Australian and New Zealand confectionery industry supply chain. AI works across the industry supply chain to assist in business development, build networks to support industry expansion and export growth, promote confectionery as a treat food to be enjoyed by all and support the Australasian industry's reputation as ethical, responsible, competetive and world-class.

To learn more about CMA, please visit www.aigroup.com.au

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