Our Vision & Values

 


"A word from our CEO" [Antoine de Saint Affrique]

Barry Callebaut at a glance

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, the Barry Callebaut Group is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa. We are the heart and engine of the chocolate industry and our mission is to be number one in all attractive customer segments. We are a business-to-business company, fully integrated with a strong position in cocoa-origin countries.

Barry Callebaut

  • employs close to 10,000 people operating out of more than 30 countries,
  • operates more than 50 production facilities,
  • generates annual sales of about CHF 6.7 billion (EUR 6.1 billion / USD 6.8 billion),
  • has comprehensive competencies in the art of making chocolate and cocoa products - from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds.

We are shaping the world of chocolate and cocoa!

Vision

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the chocolate and cocoa industry.

 

Values

Barry Callebaut employees are an integral part of our company culture, which is based on passion and expertise. Our innovative power makes us the business partner of choice for the entire food industry. We apply our constantly evolving expertise to helping our customers grow their businesses, and we are passionate about creating new and healthy chocolate products.

At Barry Callebaut our core values are more than just words.  Focus, Passion, Entrepreneurship, Team Spirit and Integrity are lived inside the organization every day of the week. Most importantly these values are transferred by example by  those who live them in our organization and form the backbone of the way we do business.

 

Customer Focus

Our customers are the reason for our existence. We take pride in making them successful – through delightful products, an unbeatable service experience and high quality.


Team Spirit

Our people are the secret of our success. We are committed to creating an environment in which we can bring out our best, share ideas and work together.

Passion

We are united by our passion for chocolate and cocoa and aim to do our best every day. We are eager to share our know-how and to inspire others with our enthusiasm.


Integrity

Respect for all our stakeholders regardless of race, gender or creed lies at the base of all our relationships. We act as honest, trustworthy and open-minded members of our global team.


Entrepreneurship

We always want to be one step ahead. We take personal initiative to explore new trends, new products, new solutions, new markets or new ways of doing business.

 

 


Sales volume by Product Group

Barry Callebaut is serving various customers segments - from global and local food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate - through three different Product Groups: Food Manufacturers Products, Cocoa Products and Gourmet & Specialties Products:

Product GroupSales volume in tonnesin %
Food Manufacturers Products 1,192,907 65%
Cocoa Products 436,537 24%
Gourmet & Specialties Products 204,780 11%

 

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