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We work to maintain the balance between land and communities, protecting biodiversity, water and forests. We aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.

OUR IMPACT 2022

families-impacted-from-drinking-water-access 3000+ Families positively impacted
luker-chocolate-icon-farmers 800+ Farmers with increased income
luker-chocolate-icon-reduction-carbon-emissions 9.95% Of reduction in our direct carbon emissions
children-1-2 1200+ Children in our educational programs
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Decarbonization
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Decarbonization
Decarbonization

In 2021, Luker committed to ‘Race to Zero’ – A global campaign for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.To support this commitment, we have adopted the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to develop our take-action strategy on climate related issues. To reach our goals, we have a key milestone of reducing industrial and energy carbon emissions by 28% in scope 1 and 2, and by 17% in scope 3 by 2027 vs our baseline year 2021. In 2023 we achieved a reduction for scope 1 and 2 in energy and industrial emissions, cutting them by 17%.

Our commitment to no deforestation
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Our commitment to no deforestation
Our commitment to no deforestation

We have a longstanding commitment to the prevention of deforestation, and the promotion of agroforestry and other agricultural practices that contribute to the protection of biodiversity in the regions where we source our cacao. Taking this forward, we work closely with our supply chain to ensure our cacao is grown under sustainable practices. EU Regulation 2023/1115 - EUDR - came official in June 2023 covering Deforestation Free imports and exports from the EU. Luker is undertaking Due Diligence to confirm that our chocolates comply with this regulation on deforestation-free supply chains.

Water
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Water
Water

Luker has worked to get the data it needs to make a meaningful difference and mitigate its true water impact.We are now carefully measuring our Water Footprint. This data will help us to better understand our current usage and the ways that we can reduce our impact. In 2022/23 we treated 19,898 m3 of the wastewater from our operations – or in other words, 100% of the industrial wastewater we generated. In addition, Luker reduces its reliance on drinking water, using rainwater captured from the roof of our factory – capturing a total of 4,162 m3.

Biodiversity
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Biodiversity
Biodiversity

Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and one of our goals is to protect it and prevent illegal hunting or traffic of species. Through our initiative, The Chocolate Dream, we've launched multiple projects that emphasize sustainable practices and biodiversity conservation among cocoa farmers and their communities. These projects include the "Guardians of the Dry Tropical Forest in Huila," focusing on reforestation and preventing desertification; "Cocoa Masters," promoting sustainable farming and enhanced agroforestry; training of environmental watchers to safeguard local species; "The Cacao Effect," which stresses balanced ecological practices; and "Kids for Nature," an educational initiative that empowers children to champion environmental protection.

Upcycling
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Upcycling
Upcycling

Luker understands that recycling alone isn’t enough and that we must be more efficient with the resources we use – and are now adopting upcycling methods. Upcycling reimagines and reinvents what already exists, promoting the circular economy by making better use of the resources we already have. Cacao is a prime example: just 18% of the fruit is used to create our products, with around 82% discarded as food waste or used as fertilizer on crops. In 2023, we established a facility in Bogotá’s chocolate factory for developing cacao byproducts, processing 90,000 cacao pods.

Energy
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Energy
Energy

Supporting our decarbonisation efforts, we are making progress on the types of energy we use. In 2022 we installed 396 solar panels on the roof of our production plant in Bogotá to increase our use of renewable energy sources year. In 2023 we have ensured that corporate operations, including our chocolate factory, are powered by 100% renewable energy sources. This is achieved through a combination of our solar energy panels and renewable energy certificates from energy projects in Colombia that fully comply with the international I-REC standards.

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DOWNLOAD OUR SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2023

Our report looks at the last two years, showing the challenges and successes we've had as we adapt to new ones. We're still writing this story and invite you to join us.
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